Cortez Community Bank, Brooksville, Florida, Closed By Regulators

Cortez Community Bank, Florida, became the nation’s 35th banking failure of 2011.  According to the FDIC, the failed bank will be acquired by Premier American Bank, which has previously acquired other failed banks. Premier American Bank, National Association, Miami, Florida, acquired the banking operations, including all the deposits, of two Florida-based banks. To protect depositors, […]

Regulators Close Five Banks – Total Losses To FDIC Top $3 Billion

Last week had no bank closings due to the holiday weekend.  Regulators returned to work today, closing five insolvent banks in Florida, Georgia and Michigan.  A total of 39 banks have now failed during 2011. Although the banking industry has recovered from the dark days of the financial crisis due to unprecedented government aid, the […]