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Sterling Bank was a wholly owned subsidiary of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBIB), of Houston, Texas. Sterling has total assets of $5 billion and operates 56 banking centers in the greater metropolitan areas of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, as well as in the Texas Hill Country. The Bank was founded in 1974 as Jersey Village Bank. Of the bank's 56 banking centers, 13 are in Dallas and Fort Worth, 29 are in Houston, 8 are in San Antonio, and 5 are in the Texas Hill Country.
On January 18, 2011 Sterling Bank announced it will be acquired by Comerica Bank in a stock swap deal valuing Sterling Bank at over $1 billion.
Products and services
Sterling Bank offers business banking products and services including loans, lines of credit, multi-party checking, treasury management, automated clearinghouse functions, account analysis, investment sweep accounts, merchant credit card processing, international banking including letters of credit, export-import financing, investment portfolio management, trust and succession planning, interest bearing checking and IOLTA accounts, factoring, business online banking, Small Business Administration loans, and wire transfers.
Sterling also offers personal banking products, such as interest and noninterest bearing checking, savings, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. Sterling Bank's personal services include online banking, telephone banking, private banking, and trust and investment management.
In 2009, Sterling Bank elected to participate in the expanded Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) program, which provides depositors with unlimited coverage for non-interest-bearing transaction accounts at participating FDIC-insured institutions through December 2012.
Other branches and subsidiaries
Bank of the Hills is a branch of Sterling Bank that has five locations in the Texas Hill Country
MBM Advisors, Inc. is an operating subsidiary of Sterling Bank, and a full-service specialist in the design, administration, investment management, and communication of retirement plans.
- Official Home Page NASDAQ: SBIB Texas Bankers Association
- FDIC "Notice of Changes in Temporary FDIC Insurance Coverage for Transaction Accounts", FDIC, December 31, 2009, accessed January 25, 2011.