Bank Failures

Four banks (numbers four through seven for the year, if you are counting) were closed on Friday. This is a sad reminder that we have much more work to do to fix our economy.

  • BankEast, Knoxville, Tennessee was closed today by the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with U.S. Bank National Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, to assume all of the deposits of BankEast.
  • Patriot Bank Minnesota, Forest Lake, Minnesota was closed today by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with First Resource Bank, Savage, Minnesota, to assume all of the deposits of Patriot Bank Minnesota.
  • First Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida was closed today by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association, Winter Haven, Florida to assume all of the deposits of First Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of Jacksonville.
  • Tennessee Commerce Bank, Franklin, Tennessee was closed today by the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Republic Bank & Trust Company, Louisville, Kentucky to assume all of the deposits of Tennessee Commerce Bank
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