US regulators seize troubled lender Republic First, sell it to Fulton Bank


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April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have seized Republic First Bancorp (FRBK.PK)
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Philadelphia-based Republic First, which had abandoned funding talks with a group of investors, was seized by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC), appointed as a receiver, said on Friday Fulton Bank, a unit of Fulton Financial Corp (FULT.O)
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Republic Bank had about $6 billion in total assets and $4 billion in total deposits, as of Jan. 31, 2024. The FDIC estimated the cost of the failure to its fund will be $667 million.
Apart from deposits, Republic also had borrowings and other liabilities of approximately $1.3 billion, Fulton said in a statement.
Fulton said the deal almost doubles its presence in the Philadelphia market with combined company deposits of approximately $8.6 billion.

More: https://www.reuters.com/business/fi...epublic-first-bancorp-wsj-reports-2024-04-26/