Friday, November 19, 2010

Unofficial Problem Bank list increases to 903 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 11/19/2010 10:58:00 PM

Note: this is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Nov 19, 2010.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

As anticipated, the Unofficial Problem Bank List rose above 900 as the OCC released its actions through the middle of October 2010 today. Net additions were 5 institutions, which pushed the list total to 903. Assets increased this week by $1.13 billion pushing the aggregate total to $419.6 billion.

There were four removals this week including the three failures -- First Banking Center, Burlington, WI ($822 million); Gulf State Community Bank, Carrabelle, FL ($117 million); and Allegiance Bank of North America, Bala Cynwyd, PA ($116 million). First Banking Center opened in 1920, survived the Great Depression, but did not make it through the Great Recession.

The other removal was the termination of a Supervisory Agreement against The First National Bank of Trenton, Trenton, TX ($147 million) by the OCC. We would not be surprised if the termination is because the Supervisory Agreement is being replaced by a Consent Order.

The nine additions this week include Mid-Wisconsin Bank, Medford, WI ($498 million Ticker: MWFS); First National Bank South, Alma, GA ($335 million); Farmers State Bank, Victor, MT ($323 million); Madison National Bank, Merrick, NY ($305 million); United Americas Bank, National Association, Atlanta, GA ($263 million); San Antonio National Bank, Refugio, TX ($249 million); First Federal Bank, A FSB, Tuscaloosa, AL ($180 million); Santa Clara Valley Bank, National Association, Santa Paula, CA ($140 million); and Sonoran Bank, N.A., Phoenix, AZ ($36 million).

Other changes this week include the Federal Reserve issuing a Prompt Corrective Action Order against Legacy Bank, Milwaukee, WI ($216 million); and the OCC converting a Formal Agreement to a Consent Order against Fidelity Bank of Florida, National Association, Merritt Island, FL ($419 million). We anticipate the FDIC will release its actions for October next week.
The Q3 FDIC Quarterly banking profile will be released soon and will probably show around 900 problem banks at the end of September.