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A F E. Security for Alabama Funds Enhancement Young Boozer, State Treasurer. History. That Fateful Call The Headlines We have a problem Get a solution. The Process. Pledging Statute Under Pledged Over Pledged Bank Group Organized Other States Best Result. The Solution. SAFE

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a f e


Security for Alabama Funds Enhancement

Young Boozer, State Treasurer

  • That Fateful Call
  • The Headlines
  • We have a problem
  • Get a solution
the process
The Process
  • Pledging Statute
    • Under Pledged
    • Over Pledged
  • Bank Group Organized
  • Other States
  • Best Result
the solution
The Solution
  • SAFE
  • Enacted 2001
  • Going Strong
safe description
SAFE: Description

Statute: Title 41, Chapter 14A, Code of Alabama (effective January 1, 2001)


  • Board of Directors
  • SAFE Staff
  • Alabama Banks
  • Alabama Public Depositors
  • Custodian

SAFE Program Rules

Monthly Reporting by Banks

safe board of directors
SAFE Board of Directors

State Treasurer Young Boozer, Chair

Lucinda Cockrell

CPA and Sumter County Administrator

Robert Davis

President and CEO, RBC Centura Bank

Ken Givens

Chief Financial Officer, Aliant Bank

John Harrison

Superintendent of the Alabama Department of Banking

Penny Smith

Deputy Finance Director and Treasurer for the city of Auburn

Alvis Storey

President, Merchants & Farmers Bank of Greene County

Kimberlea Wilson

Senior Vice President, Regions Financial Corporation

safe program benefits
SAFE: Program Benefits
  • Cost/Time Savings
  • Increased Efficiency
  • Improved Liquidity
  • Improved Security
  • Triple “Insurance” Coverage
safe key definitions
SAFE: Key Definitions

Covered Public Entities

Various governmental units of the state, counties, municipalities and other government entities or officials

Funds owned by a covered public entity are considered public funds.

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SAFE: Key Definitions

Public Deposits

Monies of any covered public entity or covered public official deposited in a bank, such as demand deposit accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit

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SAFE: Key Definitions

Qualified Public Depositoryor QPD

Any bank that has met all SAFE Program requirements has been designated by the Treasurer to receive and hold public deposits

By law, a bank must be a QPD to have public deposits.

what defines a qpd
What defines a QPD?
  • Is organized and exists in the U.S.
  • Is authorized to conduct the business of making loans and taking deposits in the State of Alabama
  • Has FDIC insurance
  • Executes necessary SAFE Program forms
what is a public entity
What is a Public Entity?
  • A state and its political subdivisions
  • Counties and their agencies
  • Municipalities and their agencies
  • Public corporations
  • Improvement authorities
public depositor responsibilities safe rules 892 x 1 09
Public Depositor ResponsibilitiesSAFE Rules 892-X-1-.09
  • Deposit monies in QPD
    • Declare monies are public deposits
  • Verify annual account information received from bank as of September 30
    • Contact bank if no statement is received or information is incorrect
  • If bank defaults, submit claim form to SAFE
public deposits not in safe
Public Deposits Not in SAFE
  • Act 2009-471 amended §41-14A-3 to allow public depositors to place funds in QPDs that are not covered by SAFE
  • Deposits are managed by an Alabama bank that distributes the deposits among several banks and each bank deposit is within FDIC limits
what happens when
What happens when… ?

A bank is SOLD

  • It re-opens on Monday under its new name.
  • There is no affect on public deposits.
  • It has 90 days to update SAFE documents.
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What happens when… ?

A bank FAILS

  • FDIC manages bank affairs
  • Public depositor files a SAFE claim form within 120 days for deposits not covered under FDIC (§ 41-14A-9)
safe stats
SAFE Stats
  • 164 participating Alabama banks
  • 4 non-participating banks:
    • Oakworth Capital (Birmingham)
    • Bank of Ozarks (Mobile)
    • Beal Bank (Irondale)
    • First Progressive Bank (Brewton)
  • Net Collateral Pool $7.9 Billion
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