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US Banking Crisis: The Financial Express - Investing Abroad News: Citizens Bank closes, FDIC named receiver


The two branches of Citizens Bank will reopen as branches of Iowa Trust & Savings Bank on Monday during normal business hours.

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The banking crisis continues in the US as another regional American bank shuts shop. The government has shut down Citizens Bank due to financial issues, allowing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to take control without providing any public warning. FDIC issued a statement on November 3 stating the action taken on Citizens Bank.

Citizens Bank is the fifth bank to close down in the nation this year. The failed banks list shows Heartland Tri-State Bank, First Republic Bank, Signature Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and First–Citizens Bank as other banks shut down in 2023. The shutdown started on March 10, 2023 with First–Citizens Bank going down-under.

The FDIC statement – Citizens Bank, Sac City, Iowa, was closed today by the Iowa Division of Banking, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as the receiver. To protect depositors, the FDIC entered into a Purchase and Assumption Agreement with Iowa Trust & Savings Bank, Emmetsburg, Iowa, to assume all of the deposits of Citizens Bank.

The two branches of Citizens Bank will reopen as branches of Iowa Trust & Savings Bank on Monday during normal business hours. This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Citizens 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.

Depositors of Citizens Bank will become depositors of Iowa Trust & Savings Bank, so customers do not need to change their banking relationship in order to retain their deposit insurance coverage. Customers of Citizens Bank should continue to use their existing branch until they receive notice from Iowa Trust & Savings Bank that it has completed systems changes to allow its branch offices to process their accounts as well.

As of September 30, 2023, Citizens Bank had approximately $66 million in total assets and $59 million in total deposits. In addition to assuming all of the deposits, Iowa Trust & Savings Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the failed bank’s assets.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $14.8 million. Compared to other alternatives, Iowa Trust & Savings Bank’s acquisition was the least costly resolution for the DIF, an insurance fund created by Congress in 1933 and managed by the FDIC to protect the deposits at the nation’s banks. Citizens Bank is the fifth bank to fail in the nation this year. The last failure in Iowa was Polk County Bank, Johnston, Iowa, on November 18, 2011.

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