1st Centennial Bank of Redlands, Calif. was seized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and state regulators on Friday. It was the third bank failure this year, and brings to 28 the number of banks that have closed since the beginning of the current credit crisis.
As of Jan. 9, 1st Centennial had total assets of $803.3 million and total deposits of $676.9 million, of which there were approximately $12.8 million that exceeded the insurance limits. 1st Centennial also had approximately $362 million in brokered deposits that are not part of Friday's transaction. The FDIC said it will pay the brokers for the amount of their insured funds.