FDIC Receivership: Claim Insured Accounts at Banks Closed by Government Regulators

Security Bank of Houston County - Perry, GA
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July 24, 2009: Six subsidiaries of Security Bank Corporation, Macon, Georgia, were closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver.

As of March 31, 2009, the six banks had total assets of $2.8 billion and total deposits of approximately $2.4 billion. Security Bank of Houston County had $383 million in assets and $320 million in deposits.

The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with State Bank and Trust Company, Pinehurst, Georgia, to assume all of the deposits of the six bank subsidiaries of Security Bank Corporation. On Monday, July 27, 2009, Security Bank of Houston County reopened as State Bank and Trust Company.

Transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at State Bank and Trust Company for six months after the failure of Security Bank. All interest accrued through Friday, July 24, 2009, will be paid at your same rate; however State Bank and Trust Company will be reviewing rates.

State Bank and Trust Company
321 Fullington Avenue
Pinehurst, GA 31070

In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, State Bank and Trust Company will acquire $2.4 billion in assets. The FDIC and State Bank and Trust Company entered into a loss-share transaction on approximately $1.7 billion of the six banks' assets.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) of the six Security Bank Corporation subsidiaries will be $807 million.

For additional information and assistance contact the FDIC at: 1-800-822-7182; or go to: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/sb-houston.html

2009 FDIC Insured Failed Banks
Security Bank
of Houston County

1208 Washington Street
Perry, GA 31069

Established on 9/14/1987 as
Crossroads Bank Of Georgia

Assets: $383 million
Deposits: $320 million
Cost to FDIC Deposit Insurance Fund
of six Security Bank subsidiaries:
$ 807 million



History: Established on 9/14/1987 as Crossroads Bank Of Georgia
03/13/1992  - Acquired Guaranty Federal Savings Association
06/03/1999 - Changed name to Security Bank Of Houston County

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 Security Bank of Houston County and have not received a notice, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Security Bank of Houston County
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas  75201
Attention: Claim Agent

Consumer Alert

Unclaimed FDIC Insured Deposits

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

Depositors must claim an insured or transferred deposit within 18 months after the FDIC initiates the payment of insured deposits, or the successor institution must return the funds to the FDIC. Thereafter all rights of the depositor against the transferee institution are barred.

The FDIC then offers to remit the insured deposit to the custody of the unclaimed property administrator in the account owner's home state. If a state declines to accept, the right to claim ends with termination of the receivership. If a state accepts, the FDIC is deemed to have made payment to the depositor, and all rights of the depositor against the FDIC are barred.

Most - but not all - states allow claims in perpetuity, and there's a reversion clause. If a depositor does not claim the funds within 10 years of  delivery, the deposit must then be returned to the FDIC, and all rights of the depositor against the state and the government are barred.

Be aware that due to the number of mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry over the years, it is possible you or a deceased family member might well have an account at a failed bank and not know it. Further, unclaimed safe deposit boxes at closed branches may be drilled and the contents sold at auction just weeks after closing, so prompt action is advised. 

For assistance tracing and reclaiming a lost bank account or safe deposit box go to: Unclaimed Money Search