Friday, October 30, 2009

Unofficial Problem Bank List Grows to 500

by Bill McBride on 10/30/2009 11:59:00 PM

Note: This was before the FDIC seized banks related to FBOP today.

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

The Unofficial Problem Bank List crossed a major threshold this week as 500 institutions are now listed.

The list grew by a net 18 institutions this week and nearly $44 billion in assets were added. Most of the increase comes is a result of the FDIC finally releasing its actions for September 2009. It will take another month to get their actions for October 2009.

The FDIC released 25 cease & desist order and 2 Prompt Corrective Actions. The list already included 8 of these 25 as they were identified through 8-K filings, media reports, or the State Banking Department of Illinois’ website.

From last week’s list, we dropped the 6 failures last Friday and another one that had failed back in July. Also, the FDIC issued a Cease & Desist Order on September 28, 2009 against Hillcrest Bank Florida that failed last Friday; hence, it never had time to appear on the list.

Most notable among the new additions are R-G Premier Bank of Puerto Rico ($6.5 billion); Central Pacific Bank, Honolulu, HI ($5.5 billion); and West Coast Bank, Lake Oswego, OR ($2.6 billion). The other 22 institutions added had an average asset size of $262 million.

Looking at the additions from a geographic perspective, there were four institutions headquartered in Washington, and two each in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. There is a new addition from the FDIC issuing a Prompt Corrective Action Order on September 18th against Washita State Bank, Burns Flat, OK. Although not new to the list as they have been operating under a formal action, there were two other Prompt Corrective actions added. First, the OTS issued a PCA order on October 22nd against Century Bank, a Federal Savings Bank, Sarasota, FL; and the Federal Reserve issued a PCA order on October 27th against SolutionsBank, Overland Park, KS.
The list is compiled from regulator press releases or from public news sources (see Enforcement Action Type link for source). The FDIC data is released monthly with a delay, and the Fed and OTC data is more timely. The OCC data is a little lagged. Credit: surferdude808.

See description below table for Class and Cert (and a link to FDIC ID system).

For a full screen version of the table click here.

The table is wide - use scroll bars to see all information!

NOTE: Columns are sortable - click on column header (Assets, State, Bank Name, Date, etc.)





Class: from FDIC
The FDIC assigns classification codes indicating an institution's charter type (commercial bank, savings bank, or savings association), its chartering agent (state or federal government), its Federal Reserve membership status (member or nonmember), and its primary federal regulator (state-chartered institutions are subject to both federal and state supervision). These codes are:
  • N National chartered commercial bank supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • SM State charter Fed member commercial bank supervised by the Federal Reserve
  • NM State charter Fed nonmember commercial bank supervised by the FDIC
  • SA State or federal charter savings association supervised by the Office of Thrift Supervision
  • SB State charter savings bank supervised by the FDIC
  • Cert: This is the certificate number assigned by the FDIC used to identify institutions and for the issuance of insurance certificates. Click on the number and the Institution Directory (ID) system "will provide the last demographic and financial data filed by the selected institution".