13th U.S. Bank Failure of this year – Main Street Bank of Northville, Michigan

October 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Another small bank has gone bust. They had about $17 million in assets which were acquired in full by Monroe Bank & Trust. With the Treasury’s statement that they were going to only bailout “healthy” banks I would assume that means many smaller banks will be allowed to fail because they are not critical for our financial system or in laymen terms “too big to fail”.

FDIC Press Release:

Main Street Bank, Northville, Michigan, was closed today by the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC approved the assumption of all the deposits of Main Street Bank, by Monroe Bank & Trust, Monroe, Michigan.

All depositors of Main Street Bank, including any with deposits in excess of the FDIC’s insurance limits, will automatically become depositors of Monroe Bank & Trust, and they will continue to have uninterrupted access to their money. Depositors will still be insured with the new institution. Therefore, there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship to retain deposit insurance.

The failed bank’s two offices will reopen Saturday, October 11th, as branches of Monroe Bank & Trust. Over the weekend, customers of Main Street 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.

Main Street Bank had total assets of $98 million in total assets and $86 million in total deposits as of October 7, 2008.

Monroe Bank & Trust has agreed to pay a total premium of 1 percent for the failed bank’s deposits. In addition, Monroe Bank & Trust will purchase approximately $16.9 million of Main Street’s assets, and have a 90-day option to purchase approximately $1.1 million in premises and fixed assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition.

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