American Sterling Bank was a bank based in Sugar Creek, Missouri. On April 17, 2009, the bank was shut down by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a result of a bank failure and its assets were sold to Metcalf Bank.
|Defunct||April 17, 2009|
|Fate||Bank failure; assets acquired by First Citizens BancShares|
|Headquarters||Sugar Creek, Missouri|
|Total assets||$0.181 billion|
The bank was established in 1934 as Bank of Levasy.
In 1963, it was renamed Sugar Creek National Bank.
In 1983, it was renamed Sterling National Bank.
In 1998, it was renamed American Sterling Bank.
On Friday, April 17, 2009, the bank was shut down by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a result of a bank failure and its assets were sold to Metcalf Bank. The FDIC estimated the failure of American Sterling Bank would cost its deposit insurance fund $42 million.
In January 2010, the Federal Housing Administration began investigating loans made by the bank after loans from the bank incurred significantly high claims rates against the FHA’s mortgage insurance program.
In March 2010, the Office of Thrift Supervision issued an order against Michael Thompson, the former chief executive officer of the bank, and four of its board members prohibiting them from participating in the banking industry without prior regulatory approval. The agency found that Thompson “facilitated (American Sterling’s) recording of four fictitious capital contributions and its filing of inaccurate Thrift Financial Reports.”
- "Institution History for AMERICAN STERLING BANK (818755)". Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
- "FDIC Failed Bank Information: Information for American Sterling Bank, Sugar Creek, MO". Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
- Letzing, John (April 17, 2009). "Missouri-based American Sterling Bank closed by regulators". MarketWatch.
- Dornbrook, James (January 12, 2010). "Federal housing authorities investigate loans made by American Sterling Bank". American City Business Journals.
- "Office of Thrift Supervision issues orders against former American Sterling Bank CEO, board members". American City Business Journals. March 19, 2010.