Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 2016: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 205 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 5/28/2016 02:09:00 PM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for May 2016.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for May 2016. During the month, the list fell from 214 institutions to 205 after 12 removals and three additions. Assets dropped by $1.6 billion, even after a $343 million increase with the roll to 2016q1 figures, to an aggregate $60.8 billion. A year ago, the list held 324 institutions with assets of $91.2 billion. We were expecting the FDIC to release first quarter industry results and an update on the Official Problem Bank List but the FDIC was a no-show.

Actions have been terminated against Home State Bank, National Association, Crystal Lake, IL ($603 million); International Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL ($503 million); Pan American Bank, Los Angeles, CA ($160 million Ticker: PAMB); Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Eastman, GA ($130 million); American Founders Bank, Inc., Lexington, KY ($100 million); and SouthFirst Bank, Sylacauga, AL ($89 million Ticker: SZBI). Pan American Bank had been operating under an enforcement action since 2005.

Other departure methods included the failure of First CornerStone Bank, King of Prussia, PA ($107 million); voluntary liquidation of SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank, Huntsville, AL ($65 million); and the mergers of National Bank of California, Los Angeles, CA ($424 million Ticker: NCAL); National Bank of Tennessee, Newport, TN ($144 million); Park Federal Savings Bank, Chicago, IL ($142 million Ticker: PFED); and American Bank of Huntsville, Huntsville, AL ($113 million). The removal SouthBank is an infrequent way to leave the list with the last voluntary liquidation removal being Hartford Savings Bank, Hartford, WI, back in March 2014.

Added this month were Delaware Place Bank, Chicago, IL ($265 million); Indus American Bank, Edison, NJ ($247 million); and The First National Bank of Scott City, Scott City, KS ($121 million). This is the most new monthly additions to the list since December 2015.