Strategic Capital Bank, R.I.P.

by Dual Income No Kids on May 22, 2009 · 0 comments

Okay folks, another bank has bit the dust. This time its in Illinois. – See the press release below.

We’ve been getting these releases for a while. I’ve noticed that the FDIC tends to send them out on Friday afternoons. I think they are trying to minimize the impact of the bank failures on the news cycle. This is probably a good idea, as there is already enough bad news these days.


Press Release

Midland States Bank, Effingham, Illinois, Assumes All of the Deposits of Strategic Capital Bank, Champaign , Illinois

May 22. 2009
Media Contact:
David Barr (202) 898-6992
Cell: (703) 622-4790

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.

Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the office of Strategic Capital Bank will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, as a branch of Midland States Bank. Depositors of Strategic Capital Bank will automatically become depositors of Midland States Bank. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship to retain their deposit insurance coverage. Customers of both banks should continue to use their existing branches until Midland States Bank can fully integrate the deposit records of Strategic Capital Bank.

Over the weekend, depositors of Strategic Capital Bank can access their money by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards. Checks drawn on the bank will continue to be processed. Loan customers should continue to make their payments as usual.

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.

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