Friday, April 30, 2010

Unofficial Problem Bank List hits 722

by Bill McBride on 4/30/2010 11:46:00 PM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for April 30, 2010.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

Failure Friday and the FDIC issuing its enforcement actions for March contributed to many changes in the Unofficial Problem Bank List.

Of the seven failures this week, six were on the list including Westernbank Puerto Rico ($11.9 billion), R-G Premier Bank of Puerto Rico ($6.1 billion), Frontier Bank ($3.6 billion), Eurobank ($2.6 billion), CF Bancorp ($1.7 billion), and BC National Banks ($67 million). There was one other removal as the action against University Bank ($134 million) was terminated.

Thirty-five institutions with aggregate assets of $9.8 billion made their first appearance on the list this week. Among the additions are FSGBank, National Association, Chattanooga, TN ($1.4 billion Ticker: FSGI); Centennial Bank, Fountain Valley, CA ($848 million); Beach Community Bank, Fort Walton Beach, FL ($706 million Ticker: BCBF); and CIBM Bank, Champaign, IL ($698 million Ticker: CIBH). The additions include four institutions based in Illinois, Minnesota, and Nevada, and three in Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Washington.

The FDIC also issued Prompt Corrective Action orders against a few banks already on the Unofficial Problem Bank List including Nevada Security Bank, Reno, NV ($502 million) and Sun West Bank, Las Vegas, NV ($381 million). After the failures and additions, the Unofficial Problem Bank List stands at 722 institutions with aggregate assets of $349.8 billion.

This week, Cascade Bank, Everett, WA ($1.7 billion Ticker: CASB) disclosed that it now expects to sign a Consent Order in Q2.
"[I]n light of the current challenging operating environment, along with our elevated level of nonperforming assets and adversely classified assets and our recent operating results, we expect Cascade Bank to enter into a Consent Order with the FDIC and Washington State DFI during the second quarter. We expect that under the Order, Cascade Bank will be required, among other things, to improve asset quality and reduce classified assets; to improve profitability; and to increase Tier 1 capital.

We also expect the Company will enter into a similar Order with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco."
The list keeps growing ...

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