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Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida - Fort Myers, FL

Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida unclaimed bank accounts

Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida missing bank account



lost bank account at Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida

November 20, 2009: Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, FL was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was named receiver.

Assets & Deposits: As of August 28, 2009, Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida had total assets of $79.7 million and total deposits of approximately $76.7 million.

Successor Bank: The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Central Bank, Stillwater, Minnesota, to assume all of the deposits of Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida. On November 23, 2009, the former Commerce Bank location will reopen as a branch of Central Bank.

Central Bank
2270 Frontage Road
Stillwater, MN 55082
866-206-4499
http://www.centralbnk.com

FDIC Insurance: Transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Central Bank for six months after the failure of Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida.

Interest: All interest accrued through Friday, November 20, 2009, will be paid at your same rate; however Central Bank will be reviewing rates.

Checks, Loans, Interest and Automated Transactions: Checks will be processed as usual. Automatic direct deposits and withdrawals will be transferred to your new bank. If you had a loan with Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida, you should continue to make your payments as usual. 

Cost to FDIC: The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $23.6 million. Central Bank did not pay a premium to assume all of the deposits of Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Central Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets. The FDIC and Central Bank entered into a loss-share transaction on approximately $61 million of Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida's assets.

Note: ► Depositors must establish contact with the successor bank or the FDIC, when there is no successor, to reclaim their deposits. Failure to do so could ultimately result in a loss of insured funds. ► The interest rate paid by your former bank is subject to immediate change. ► Transferred deposits are separately insured for only 6 months after the date of transfer. ► Beneficial owners of fiduciary accounts (including UTMA, IOLTA and brokered CDs) should contact their brokers immediately to ensure proper claims procedures are followed. ► Safe deposit boxes should be promptly claimed.

2009 FDIC Insured Failed Banks
 
 
 
 
Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida
1520 Royal Palm Square Boulevard
Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33919
 

Established on 9/14/2005
as
Commerce Bank Of Southwest Florida
 

Assets: $ 80 million
Deposits: $ 77 million
 
 
Cost to FDIC: $ 24 million

 

 
 

History: You may have an account at a failed institution and not know it, either because you were a depositor at a bank acquired by an institution that subsequently failed, or if you or a deceased family member are the beneficial owner of a brokered fiduciary account.

09/14/2005 - Established as Commerce Bank Of Southwest Florida


Depositor Alert

Unclaimed FDIC Insured Deposits

There are time limits on claims of FDIC-insured bank accounts, CDs and safe deposit boxes.

Be advised that not every depositor with funds in a failed bank will receive notification from the FDIC, and there are time limits on claims of FDIC-insured bank accounts, CDs and safe deposit boxes.

Beneficial owners of fiduciary accounts, including Uniform Transfers To Minors accounts, escrow accounts, Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA), and deposit accounts obtained through a broker (Brokered Accounts) will not be contacted by the FDIC.

This is because these accounts are on the failed bank's records in the name of the fiduciary, not the individual owner. The FDIC does not have access to ownership information, and therefore will not contact individual depositors. It is the responsibility of the broker or other fiduciary to initiate a claim.

In addition, accounts transferred to successor institutions may have lower interest rates and can lose insurance coverage, after a period of time. If an individual already has accounts at a successor institution, perhaps unknowingly in the case of brokered deposits, the insurance limit may be exceeded and funds could be lost in a subsequent receivership.

Finally, in the worst case scenario, by law accounts which go unclaimed for an extended period may be time barred, and safe deposit boxes can be drilled and the contents sold at auction.

It is important to understand you may have an account at a failed institution and not know it, either because you were a depositor at a bank acquired by an institution that subsequently failed, or if you or a deceased family member are the beneficial owner of a brokered fiduciary account.

For assistance tracing and reclaiming a lost bank account or safe deposit box go to: Missing Bank Account Search


Depositor Claims: For additional information and assistance on the Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida receivership contact the FDIC at: 1-800-913-5370; or go to: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/commercesw-fl.html

Creditor Claims: Claims against failed financial institutions occur when bills sent to the institution remain unpaid at the time of failure. Shortly after the failure, the FDIC sends notices directly to all known service providers to explain the claim filing process. If you provided a service for Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida and have not received a notice, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX  75201
Attention: Claim Agent
1-800-568-9161



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