Saturday, December 22, 2012

Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 841 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 12/22/2012 06:20:00 PM

Note: The first unofficial problem bank list was published in August 2009 with 389 institutions. The number of unofficial problem banks grew steadily and peaked at 1,002 institutions on June 10, 2011. The list has been declining since then.

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Dec 21, 2012.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

As expected, the OCC released its enforcement actions through mid-November this week. For the week, there were eight removals and four additions to the Unofficial Problem Bank List. After the changes, the list holds 841 institutions with assets of $313.3 billion. A year ago, the list held 973 institutions with assets of $397.6 billion.

The OCC terminated actions against National Bank of Kansas City, Overland Park, KS ($640 million); First Community Bank, National Association, Sugar Land, TX ($610 million); RiverWood Bank, Bemidji, MN ($156 million); The Midland National Bank of Newton, Newton, KS ($132 million); and Texas Republic Bank, National Association, Frisco, TX ($76 million).

The following three banks solved their problems by finding a healthier merger partner: The Community Bank, A Massachusetts Cooperative Bank, Brockton, MA ($317 million); Premier Bank, Tallahassee, FL ($272 million); and Stone County National Bank, Crane, MO ($81 million).

The OCC issued new actions against Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos, NM ($1.6 billion); Westbury Bank, West Bend, WI ($525 million); GCF Bank, Sewell, NJ ($314 million); and Home Loan Investment Bank, F.S.B., Warwick, RI ($196 million). Keen readers will know that Los Alamos National Bank is making its second appearance on the list after being removed in April 2012 when the OCC terminated an action issued in January 2010.

Next week, we look for the FDIC to release its actions through November but to shut it down as far as closings go. Wishing all a Merry Christmas and may you find a safe & sound bank under your tree.
Earlier:
Summary for Week Ending Dec 21st
Schedule for Week of Dec 23rd

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