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The Doral Financial Corporation was the holding company of Doral Bank. It was founded in 1972. At the time the bank closed in February, 2015, it had $5.9 billion in assets and 26 branches.
Doral Financial Corporation(Doral Financial) was a Puerto Rico based diversified financial services company founded in 1972. In 1999 it established its first branch in New York. In 2006 the Board of Directors appointed Glen Wakeman as President and CEO. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Doral Financial offered a variety of banking and insurance agency activities in Puerto Rico and the United States.
Its three main subsidiaries were Doral Mortgage and HF Mortgage, which were two of the largest mortgage companies in Puerto Rico. It also owned Doral Bank whose headquarters was located at 1451 F.D. Roosevelt Avenue, near the Golden Mile District of Hato Rey, San Juan.
In 2008 Doral was transformed to a full-service community bank. It then instituted two community programs, “Ruta Pink” and Sundays at the Museum. In 2009 the bank was recognized by the American Bankers Association Financial Marketing with a top prize. Doral also received a Country Award for Achievement, and was singled out for the 2009 Bank of the Year award by United Kingdom-based ACQ Finance Magazine. In 2010 Doral won several Communitas Awards for providing free homes for families; for providing free access to museums, art workshops and cultural performances; reforesting parks in communities in need; and providing free access to healthcare services, for pro-active community service initiatives, and for high-impact corporate social responsibility. In 2009 the bank also earned the Excel Award from the Public Relations Association for "Domingos dmuseos" in the public relations campaign category. In 2012 the bank was recognized by Communitas and received two award: for TRATA-The Fight Against Child Trafficking; and for Mujeres de Exito (Women of Success.)
In January 2014 Marisa Spagnoletti withdrew her lawsuit that alleged that the bank and certain of its executives were involved in the death of her husband Maurice Spagnoletti, an executive at the bank at the time of his death.
On Friday, February 27, 2015, Doral Bank, San Juan, PR was closed by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico. Subsequently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. All deposit accounts, including brokered deposits have been transferred to Banco Popular de Puerto Rico & FirstBank. It was the largest bank failure in the United States in 2015 and the 30th largest bank failure in American history.
It then filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 11, 2015.