Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ouch. Colonial Left a Mark! (on Loans)

by Bill McBride on 8/19/2009 04:06:00 PM

From Peter Eavis at the WSJ: Colonial Bank Marks a New Low for Loans

In doing the deal, BB&T is marking down Colonial loans and real-estate collateral by 37%, a number that reflects a large amount of estimated losses. The biggest mark is on construction loans; BB&T is cutting their value by 67%.
And here is the BB&T presentation.

BB&T Loan Marks Click on slide for larger image in new window.

Yes, Colonial had some really bad loans. Peter Eavis quoted Daryl Bible, BB&T's chief financial officer: "When we looked at Colonial's portfolio versus ours, we saw a lot of borrowers we turned away."

Still it appears the BB&T / Colonial marks are the lowest yet.

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