Friday, June 18, 2010

Unofficial Problem Bank List increases to 781 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 6/18/2010 11:45:00 PM

Sheila may be taking it easy, but surferdude808 is working hard ... Note: this is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for June 18, 2010.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

After relative calm last week, there were many changes to the Unofficial Problem Bank List this week as the OCC finally released their actions for May. The list stands at 781 institutions with aggregate assets of $404.3 billion, up from 760 institutions with aggregate assets of $385.2 billion last week. Only one removal this week -- the failed Nevada Security Bank ($492 million Ticker: TBHS).

There were 22 additions with aggregate assets of $19.6 billion. Most notable among the additions are Pacific Capital Bank, National Association, Santa Barbara, CA ($7.4 billion Ticker: PCBC); Bank Midwest, National Association, Kansas City, MO ($4.3 billion); Bank of Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA ($2.7 billion); Seaside National Bank & Trust, Orlando, FL ($808 million); and Waccamaw Bank, Whiteville, NC ($585 million Ticker: WBNK). Bank Midwest is controlled by Dickinson Financial Corporation, a multi-bank holding company, and its other bank subsidiaries were also added this week including Academy Bank, National Association ($507 million), Armed Forces Bank, National Association ($835 million), Armed Forces Bank of California, National Association ($22 million), Southern Commerce Bank, National Association ($257 million), and SunBank, National Association ($88 million).

The OCC issued a Formal Agreement against Saigon National Bank, Westminster, CA ($71 million Ticker: SAGN), which has the dubious distinction of missing six TARP dividend payments. It is a mind scratcher why it has taken the OCC so long to issue an action against Saigon National Bank. One is even more challenged to understand the tardiness in action against Pacific Capital Bank, National Association.

As anticipated, there were two add backs -- Mission Oaks National Bank and Valley National Bank that were removed in the past two weeks when the OCC terminated Formal Agreements. Now these banks are operating under Consent Orders.

Other changes include Prompt Corrective Action Orders against banks already on the list and the conversion of some actions. The Federal Reserve issued PCA Orders against Pierce Commercial Bank ($258 million) and Sterling Bank ($408 million), and the OTS issued a PCA Order against Turnberry Bank ($264 million). The OCC converted Formal Agreements to Consent Orders against Rosemount National Bank ($38 million) and Security Bank, National Association ($160 million).