Saturday, December 18, 2010

Unofficial Problem Bank list increases to 920 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 12/18/2010 08:42:00 AM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Dec 17, 2010.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

The Unofficial Problem Bank List finished the week at 920 institutions with assets of $411.4 billion, up from 919 institutions last week. Assets were essentially unchanged. This week there were six failures, but only four were on the list -- The Bank of Miami, National Association, Coral Gables, FL ($448 million); Chestatee State Bank, Dawsonville, GA ($244 million); United Americas Bank, National Association, Atlanta, GA ($242 million); and Appalachian Community Bank, F.S.B., McCaysville, GA ($68 million Ticker: APAB).

As anticipated, the OCC released its actions through mid-November, which contributed to the five additions the weeks. Newly joining the list are Omnibank, National Association, Houston, TX ($384 million); Empire National Bank, Islandia, NY ($319 million Ticker: EMPK); The First National Bank of Mercersburg, Mercersburg, PA ($188 million Ticker: MCBG); The Headland National Bank, Headland, AL ($114 million); and The First National Bank of Fleming, Fleming, CO ($18 million).

The OCC strengthened actions against First Citizens Bank of Polson, National Association, Polson, MT ($26 million) and Metropolitan National Bank, New York, NY ($600 million) by replacing Formal Agreements with Consent Orders. The other change was a Prompt Corrective Action order being issued by the Federal Reserve against The Park Avenue Bank, Valdosta, GA ($1.0 billion).

We anticipate the FDIC will release its actions for November 2010 next week, and it is likely they will take the rest of the year off executing closures.
So 157 failures is probably it for 2010.