Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 264 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 10/31/2015 08:11:00 AM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for October 2015.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for October 2015. During the month, the list fell from 276 institutions to 264 after 12 removals. Assets dropped by $2.8 billion to an aggregate $79.2 billion. A year ago, the list held 422 institutions with assets of $133.5 billion.

Actions have been terminated against Severn Savings Bank, FSB, Annapolis, MD ($779 million Ticker: SVBI); Artisans' Bank, Wilmington, DE ($472 million); Valley Bank & Trust, Brighton, CO ($295 million); The Citizens Bank of Logan, Logan, OH ($191 million); United International Bank, Flushing, NY ($184 million); First National Bank, Goodland, KS ($181 million); Goldwater Bank, N.A., Scottsdale, AZ ($103 million); Tri-Valley Bank, San Ramon, CA ($103 million Ticker: TRVB); PNA Bank, Chicago, IL ($96 million); and Park State Bank & Trust, Woodland Park, CO ($91 million).

Two banks failed during the month -- The Bank of Georgia, Peachtree City, GA ($294 million) and Hometown National Bank, Longview, WA ($5 million). Astonishingly, there was a bank failure in Georgia as we thought there were not any banks left to fail in the state. Since the on-set of the Great Recession, 90 banks headquartered in Georgia have failed. Nearly 26 percent of the 352 banks headquartered in Georgia at year-end 2007 have failed. These failures have cost the FDIC insurance fund about $11.7 billion, with the average cost approximating an exorbitant 34 percent of failed bank assets. It does not take rocket science to understand this is what happens when unfettered construction & development lending collides with a housing downturn.