Friday, November 27, 2009

Unofficial Problem Bank List Increases Significantly

by Bill McBride on 11/27/2009 03:07:00 PM

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

The FDIC finally released its enforcement actions for October today, which led to a large increase in the number of institutions on the Unofficial Problem Bank List.

This week the list changed by a net 30 institutions to 543 from 513 while aggregate assets increased by $10 billion to $312 billion.

For the 33 institutions added, their average asset size is $321 million. The largest include Hillcrest Bank, Overland Park, Kansas ($1.9 billion); Charter Bank, Santa Fe, New Mexico ($1.3 billion), and Severn Savings Bank, Annapolis, Maryland ($990 million). Geographic highlights include the addition of five Illinois-based institutions and four each in Georgia and Texas.

The FDIC issued a Prompt Corrective Action Order against Rockbridge Commercial Bank, Atlanta, Georgia ($294 million), and LibertyPointe Bank, New York, New York ($212 million); LibertyPointe has been operating under a Cease & Desist Order since July 2009.

The deletions this week include Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida, which failed last Friday, and First Independent Bank, where the FDIC terminated the enforcement action during October 2009.
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.

Note: The FDIC announced there were 552 bank on the official Problem Bank list at the end of Q3. The difference is a mostly a matter of timing - some enforcement actions haven't been announced yet, and others may be pending.

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".

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