State-Chartered Bank Fraud
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 19, 2013 in Whistleblower Claims
The attorneys at Gordon & Partners are currently investigating what might be illegal check-cashing charges at some south Florida state-chartered banks. If you are not a customer of Community Bank of Florida, Trans Capital Bank or EuroBank and were charged a fee when you cashed a check written by one of their account holders, you may have a claim for money damages and possibly other compensation.
For more information on fees imposed by state-chartered banks, complete the form to the right.
State-Chartered vs. Federally-Chartered Banks
A state-chartered bank is a financial institution that receives its charter from a state authority, as opposed to a federal bank which is regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. State-chartered banks regulated by a state agency, such as the Department of Financial Institutions.
State-chartered banks are commercial banks which are not required to be a member of the Federal Reserve System Compare.
Some of the benefits of a state-chartered bank include easier and local access to decision-makers. This often means quicker response times to questions and concerns. Additionally, decision-makers may be more in tune with the local economy and market conditions.
Contact a Corporate Litigation Attorney
A Florida court recently ruled that state-chartered banks cannot charge non-customers a fee when cashing a check written by an account holder. The banks currently under investigation include:
- Community Bank of Florida
- Trans Capital Bank
If you cashed a check at one of these banks and were charged a fee for doing so, you may have potential to pursue legal recourse.
Contact our corporate litigation attorneys to begin exploring your legal options.