ou Find Unclaimed Property and Missing Money - Vineyard Bank in FDIC Receivership - 55th bank failure of 2009
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Vineyard Bank, National Association - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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July 17, 2009: Vineyard Bank, National Association, Rancho Cucamonga, CA was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.  

As of March 31, 2009, Vineyard Bank, N.A. had total assets of $1.9 billion and total deposits of approximately $1.6 billion.

The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with California Bank & Trust, San Diego, California, to assume all of the deposits of Vineyard Bank, N.A., excluding $134 million in brokered deposits. The FDIC will pay the brokers directly for the amount of their funds. Customers who placed money with brokers should contact them directly for more information about the status of their deposits.

All non-brokered deposit accounts have been transferred to California Bank & Trust and are available immediately. The sixteen former Vineyard Bank, National Association locations reopened as branches of California Bank & Trust.

Transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at California Bank & Trust for six months after the failure of Vineyard Bank. All interest accrued through Friday, July 17, 2009, will be paid at your same rate; however California Bank & Trust will be reviewing rates.

California Bank & Trust
11622 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
(800) 400-6080

In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, California Bank & Trust agreed to purchase approximately $1.8 billion of assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition. The FDIC and California Bank & Trust entered into a loss-share transaction on approximately $1.5 billion of Vineyard Banks, N.A. assets.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $579 million.

For additional information and assistance contact the FDIC at:1-800-523-8159; or go to: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/vineyard.html

2009 FDIC Insured Failed Banks
Vineyard Bank
National Association

9590 Foothill Boulevard
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Established on 9/11/1981 as
Vineyard National Bank

Assets: $1.9 billion
Deposits: $1.6 billion
Cost to FDIC: $579 million



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 Vineyard Bank, National Association and have not received a notice, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Vineyard Bank, National Association
40 Pacifica, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92618
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 ...

If an insured depositor fails to make a claim an insured or transferred deposit within 18 months after the FDIC initiates the payment of insured deposits, the transferee institution must refund the deposit to the FDIC, and all rights of the depositor against the transferee institution are barred.

The FDIC then remits the insured deposit to the custody of the unclaimed property administrator in the account owner's home state, unless that state declines to accept custody. Upon delivery, the FDIC is deemed to have made payment to the depositor, and all rights of the depositor against the FDIC are barred.

Most states allow claims in perpetuity, but there's a reversion clause. If a depositor does not claim the deposit delivered to the custody of the State within 10 years of the date of delivery, the deposit must then immediately be refunded to FDIC, and all rights of the depositor against the state are barred.

It's important to note that If a state declines to accept custody of the deposit - which they sometimes do - the depositor must claim the funds from the FDIC before the receivership is terminated, or all rights of the depositor with respect to the deposit are barred. Dividends for credits arising from uninsured portions of a deposit may, however, be claimed after the receivership is terminated if a dividend check was returned by the post office for a bad address.

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. Additionally, 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 go to: Unclaimed Account Search

History: Established on 9/11/1981 as Vineyard National Bank
08/03/2001 - Changed name to Vineyard Bank
07/04/2003 - Acquired Southland Business Bank
05/10/2006 - Changed name to Vineyard Bank, National Association
08/01/2006 - Acquired Rancho Bank