Whidbey Island Bank Purchases North County Bank
On Friday, September 24, 2010, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) closed North County Bank, citing inadequate capital and severe loan losses. Immediately following the closure, DFI namesddd the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver of North County Bank.
The FDIC immediately entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Whidbey Island Bank. Whidbey Island Bank will assume a majority of the deposits and assets of North County Bank..
Information For North County Bank Customers
- Whidbey Island Bank will assume a majority of the deposits and assets of North County Bank. A limited amount of the bank’s assets will be retained and certain brokered deposits will be paid out by the FDIC.
- Depositors of North County Bank will automatically become depositors of Whidbey Island Bank.
- All locations will reopen Monday as branches of Whidbey Island Bank.
- Throughout the weekend, depositors of North County Bank can access their funds 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.
Resources For North County Bank Customers
Whidbey Island Bank Web Site
Information about Whidbey Island Bank.
Information From The FDIC
Answers to FAQs about the closure of North County Bank from the FDIC.
The Public Deposit Protection Commission (PDPC) is comprised of the State Treasurer, Governor, and Lieutenant Governor. The PDPC makes and enforces regulations and administers a program to ensure public funds deposited in banks and thrifts are protected if a financial institution becomes insolvent.
Deposit Insurance For Washington Banks & Credit Unions
DFI wants to assure depositors that most deposits in Washington state chartered banks and credit unions are insured up to $250,000.
Banks and credit unions doing business in Washington State have federal deposit insurance through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for banks and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) for credit unions. The NCUA's deposit insurance is called the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).
Information For The Media
Lyn Peters, Director of Communications
PH (360) 902-8731 email@example.com
- Brad Williamson, DFI Director, DFI Division of Banks
PH (360) 902-8704 firstname.lastname@example.org
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