Arizona IOLTA Banks

Participation in Arizona's IOLTA program is voluntary for financial institutions. Financial institutions are invited to submit the Annual Participation Certification to become approved participants in the program. The financial institutions listed below have submitted the 2014-2015 Participation Certification, which became effective July 1st, 2014, and are approved participants in the Arizona IOLTA program.

For information regarding bank closures and/or acquisitions please refer to:
http://www.azdfi.gov or http://www.fdic.gov

FDIC updates

Arizona Attorney General's Office Issues Opinion on IOLTA Interest

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2014-2015 Participating Banks

Committed to remitting 100% of IOLTA interest
1st Bank Yuma ***
Alerus Financial NA ***
Alliance Bank of Arizona - a division of Western Alliance Bank ***
AmTrust Bank - a division of New York Community Bank
Arizona Bank & Trust ***
Arizona Business Bank ***
Banc of California ***
Bank 34
Bank of America ***
Bank of Arizona ***
Bank of the West ***
Bank of Tucson a division GrandPoint Bank ***
Bankers Trust ***
BBVA Compass Bank ***
Biltmore Bank of Arizona a division of GrandPoint Bank ***
BMO Harris Bank ***
BNC National Bank ***
Cache Valley Bank ***
Canyon Community Bank ***
Carrollton Bank
Comerica Bank ***
Commerce Bank of Arizona
Country Bank ***
Enterprise Bank & Trust (formerly Valley Capital Bank N A and Legacy Bank) ***
Esquire Bank ***
FineMark National Bank & Trust ***
First Choice Bank ***
First Fidelity Bank ***
First International Bank & Trust ***
First Scottsdale Bank ***
First Western Trust Bank ***
First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company fka Ironstone Bank ***
FirstBank ***
Gateway Commercial Bank ***
Gold Canyon Bank dba First Scottsdale Bank
Goldwater Bank ***
Great Western Bank ***
Horizon Community Bank ***
Johnson Bank ***
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA ***
KS State Bank ***
Meridian Bank ***
Metro Phoenix Bank ***
MidFirst Bank ***
Mission Bank ***
Mohave State Bank ***
Mountain America Credit Union ***
Mutual of Omaha Bank ***
National Bank of Arizona ***
Northern Trust Bank
Parkway Bank ***
Pinal County Federal Credit Union ***
Pinnacle Bank ***
Platinum Bank- not currently accepting new AZ IOLTA Accts ***
RepublicBankAz N A
Stearns Bank ***
Stonebridge Bank ***
Sunwest Bank (formerly First State Bank) ***
The Foothills Bank ***
UMB Bank ***
Unison Bank
US Bank ***
Vantage West Credit Union
Washington Federal
Wells Fargo Bank
West Valley National Bank ***
Western Bank ***
Western State Bank ***

FDIC Updates

On June 22, 2010, the FDIC adopted a final rule extending the TAG program including restrictions on the interest calculations on NOW deposit. Please note that IOLTA accounts are approved separately from other types of NOW deposits and thus are not subject to the rate restriction guidelines. For details, visit http://www.fdic.gov/news/board/rule2.pdf and http://www.fdic.gov/news/board/memo3.pdf.  For additional FDIC deposit insurance updates, visit http://www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/changes.html

Arizona Attorney General's Office Issues Opinion on IOLTA Interest

Arizona Attorney General Opinion I09-005 concludes that, under Arizona law, the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education owns the entire beneficial interest in and has the exclusive right to the interest income generated, minus a reasonable service charge or fee, on trust accounts required to be established by attorneys pursuant to the provisions of the Arizona State Bar's Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts ("IOLTA") program, established by Rule 43 of the Rules of the Supreme Court. Read Opinion.

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