Heritage Community Bank, based in Glenwood, Ill., had total assets of $232.9 million and deposits of $218.6 million as of Dec. 5. MB Financial Bank of Chicago agreed to assume all of Heritage's deposits, including those from brokers. All four of Heritage's branches will reopen on Saturday as branches of MB Financial.
Additionally, MB Financial agreed to buy $230.5 million in assets at a discount of $14.5 million. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for a later sale. The FDIC and MB Financial also entered into a loss-sharing agreement in which MB Financial will share in the losses on about $181 million in assets.
Henderson, Nev.-based Security Savings Bank had total assets of about $238.3 million and deposits of $175.2 million as of Dec. 31. Las Vegas-based Bank of Nevada agreed to assume all of the deposits of Security Savings Bank, and purchase $111.3 million in assets. Security Savings' two offices will reopen Monday as Bank of Nevada branches.
The FDIC estimates that the cost to the deposit insurance fund from the closures will be about $100.7 million. Regular deposit accounts are insured up to $250,000.
The agency now expects bank failures will cost its insurance fund around $65 billion through 2013, up from an earlier estimate of $40 billion.
As unemployment rises and home prices fall, loan delinquencies and defaults are expected to keep soaring, which means bank failures are likely to escalate. The FDIC had 252 banks and thrifts on its list of troubled institutions at the end of 2008, up from 171 in the third quarter.
Facing a depleting insurance fund, federal regulators on Friday raised the fees banks pay and levied an emergency premium in a bid to collect $27 billion this year
- placing further burden on an already struggling industry.
The law requires the insurance fund to be maintained at a certain minimum level of 1.15 percent of total insured deposits. But it fell below that minimum in mid-2008.