Creditors of Rural Bank of Lemery, Inc. have until January 14, 2020 only to file claims vs. bank’s assets
Creditors of the closed Rural Bank of Lemery, Inc. have until January 14, 2020 to file their claims against the bank’s assets. The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), the Receiver of said closed bank, reiterated that claims filed after said date shall be disallowed. Creditors refer to any individual or entity with a valid claim against the assets of a closed bank and include depositors with uninsured deposits that exceed the maximum deposit insurance coverage (MDIC) of PhP500,000.
Claims against the assets of Rural Bank of Lemery, Inc. may be filed personally at the PDIC Public Assistance Center located at the 3rd Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The prescribed Claim Form against the assets of the closed bank may be downloaded from the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph. PDIC called on creditors to transact only with authorized PDIC personnel.
In case claims are denied, creditors shall be notified officially by PDIC through mail. Creditors whose claims are denied or disallowed may file their claims with the liquidation court within sixty (60) days from receipt of PDIC’s final notice of denial of claim. PDIC also clarified that depositors who filed their deposit insurance claims as of January 14, 2020 are deemed to have filed their claims against the closed bank’s assets.
Rural Bank of Lemery, Inc. was ordered closed by the Monetary Board (MB) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on October 31, 2019 and PDIC, as the designated Receiver, was directed by the MB to proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the closed bank in accordance with Section 12(a) of Republic Act No. 3591, as amended. The bank is located on Illustre Ave., Brgy. District I (Pob.), Lemery, Batangas.
All requests and inquiries relating to the closed Rural Bank of Lemery, Inc. should be addressed to the PDIC Public Assistance Department through mail at the 6th Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City, through e-mail at email@example.com, or through telephone number (02) 8841-4141. Depositors and creditors outside Metro Manila may call the PDIC Toll Free Hotline at 1-800-1-888-PDIC (7342). Walk-in clients may also visit the PDIC Public Assistance Center at the 3rd Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except holidays. Inquiries may also be sent as private message at Facebook through www.facebook.com/OfficialPDIC.
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The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) was established on June 22, 1963 by Republic Act 3591 to provide depositor protection and help maintain stability in the financial system by providing deposit insurance. Effective June 1, 2009, the maximum deposit insurance coverage is PhP500,000 per depositor. All deposit accounts by a depositor in a closed bank maintained in the same right and capacity shall be added together. A joint account shall be insured separately from any individually-owned deposit account.
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