Strategic Capital Bank, Champaign, Illinois: 09’s Bank Failure #35

Regulators on Friday shut down Strategic Capital Bank in Illinois. It is the 35th FDIC-insured institution to fail this year – and second this week.

From FDIC: Strategic Capital Bank, Champaign, Illinois, was closed today by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Midland States Bank, Effingham, Illinois, to assume all of the deposits of Strategic Capital Bank.

As of May 13, 2009, Strategic Capital Bank had total assets of $537 million and total deposits of approximately $471 million. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Midland States Bank agreed to purchase approximately $536 million of assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $173 million. Midland States Bank’s acquisition of all the deposits was the “least costly” resolution for the FDIC’s DIF compared to alternatives.

The FDIC expects that bank failures will cost the insurance fund around $65 billion through 2013.

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