Saturday, December 20, 2014

Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 401 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 12/20/2014 08:07:00 AM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Dec 19, 2014.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

The OCC released an update on its latest enforcement action activity that contributed to many changes to the Unofficial Problem Bank List this week. Also, the FDIC closed a bank this Friday in what will likely will be the last closure of the year. In all, there were nine removals and four additions that leave the list with 401 institutions with assets of $125.1 billion. A year ago, the list held 633 institutions with assets of $216.7 billion. Assets on the list increased by $1.2 billion this week and one would have to go all the way back about two years to the week ending November 16, 2012 for a similar increase in assets.

Actions were terminated against The First National Bank of Layton, Layton, UT ($276 million); Stephens Federal Bank, Toccoa, GA ($147 million); First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Independence, Independence, KS ($137 million Ticker: FFSL); First Federal Bank, A FSB, Tuscaloosa, AL ($128 million); First National Community Bank, Chatsworth, GA ($124 million); Community Federal Savings Bank, Woodhaven, NY ($123 million); The Citizens National Bank of Meyersdale, Meyersdale, PA ($76 million); and Port Byron State Bank, Port Byron, IL ($75 million).

The FDIC shuttered Northern Star Bank, Mankato, MN ($19 million) today making it the 18th failure this year. A total of 23 institutions headquartered in Minnesota have failed since the on-set of the Great Recession, which ranks fifth after Georgia (88), Florida (71), Illinois (61), and California (40).

Additions this week were CertusBank, National Association, Easley, SC ($1.5 billion); Bank of Manhattan, N.A., El Segundo, CA ($496 million Ticker: MNHN); Solera National Bank, Lakewood, CO ($148 million Ticker: SLRK); and First Scottsdale Bank, National Association, Scottsdale, AZ ($95 million).

Next week we anticipate the FDIC will release an update on its enforcement action activity.
CR Note: The first unofficial problem bank list was published in August 2009 with 389 institutions. The list peaked at 1,002 institutions on June 10, 2011, and is now down to 401.