Add Jay Kislak, a prominent south Florida banker who has been out of the industry for a while, to the list of those aiming to buy a failed bank.

Kislak, now the chairman of the real estate investment company J.I. Kislak Inc., has applied to receive a shelf charter from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency. He is personally putting up the $15 million of capital behind the proposed JIK National Bank in Miami Lakes and intends to be its chairman.

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