FirsTier Bank, Louisville, Colorado
January 29, 2011 – 12:54 am
FirsTier Bank, Louisville, Colorado, is the tenth FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the second in Colorado. Unable to find a buyer for the bank’s decrepit assets the FDIC created the Deposit Insurance National Bank of Louisville (DINB), which will remain open until February 28, 2011, to allow depositors access to their insured deposits and time to open accounts at other insured institutions.
FirsTier Bank, Louisville, Colorado, was closed today by the Colorado Division of Banking, which appointed Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC created the Deposit Insurance National Bank of Louisville (DINB), which will remain open until February 28, 2011, to allow depositors access to their insured deposits and time to open accounts at other insured institutions.
At the time of closing, the receiver immediately transferred to the DINB all insured deposits of FirsTier Bank, except for brokered deposits, certificates of deposit (CDs) and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). The receiver also transferred to the DINB all secured deposits of public entities.
The FDIC will mail checks directly to customers with CDs and IRAs. For the brokered deposit customers, the FDIC will pay the brokers directly for the amount of their insured funds. Customers with brokered deposits should contact their brokers directly for information concerning their money.
The main office and all branches of FirsTier Bank will re-open on Saturday, January 29, 2011, and will provide limited services. The DINB will maintain limited business hours. Banking activities, such as writing checks, ATM and debit card withdrawals, can continue normally for former customers of FirsTier Bank until February 11, 2011. Official checks of FirsTier Bank will continue to clear and will be issued to customers who will be closing their accounts. All government direct deposits, including Social Security checks, will be redirected to FirstBank, Lakewood, Colorado, for 30 days after February 22, 2011, which will process them at the same time as in the past.
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