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Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act ("UIGEA")of 2006

The UIGEA, signed into law in 2006, prohibits any person engaged in the business of betting or wagering (as defined in the Act) from knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in unlawful internet gambling. 

Unlawful Internet gambling means to “place, receive or otherwise knowingly transmit a bet or wager by any means which involves the use, at least in part, of the internet where such bet or wager is unlawful under any applicable Federal or State law in the State or Tribal lands in which the bet or wager is initiated, received or otherwise made.” 

As a customer of the Bank, these restricted transactions are prohibited from being processed through your account or banking relationship with us. The Bank does not offer commercial deposit account services for businesses engaged in internet gambling activities nor those that process transactions on behalf of internet gambling businesses. The Bank reserves the right to terminate account relationships with businesses engaged in betting and wagering at any time without prior notice. 

Temporary FDIC Insurance Coverage for Transaction Accounts

All funds in a "noninterest-bearing transaction account" are insured in full by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from December 31, 2010, through December 31, 2012. This temporary unlimited coverage is in addition to, and separate from, the coverage of at least $250,000 available to depositors under the FDIC's general deposit insurance rules. The term "noninterest-bearing transaction account" includes a traditional checking account or demand deposit account on which the insured depository institution pays no interest. It also includes Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts ("IOLTAs"). It does not include other accounts, such as traditional checking or demand deposit accounts that may earn interest, NOW accounts, and money-market deposit accounts. For more information about temporary FDIC insurance coverage of transaction accounts, visit

USA Patriot Act

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. 

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents. 

Complaint Notice

Austin County State Bank is chartered, licensed, or registered under the laws of the State of Texas and by state law is subject to regulatory oversight by the Texas Department of Banking. Any consumer wishing to file a complaint against Austin County State Bank should contact the Texas Department of Banking through one of the means indicated below: 

In person or U.S. Mail: 
Texas Department of Banking 
2601 North Lamar Boulevard Suite 300 
Austin, Texas 78705-4294 

Telephone Number: 1-(877)-276-5554 (toll free) 
Fax Number: (512)-475-1313 
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