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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Corus Bankshares Announces Consent Order

by Calculated Risk on 2/18/2009 10:16:00 PM

Press Release: Corus Bankshares Announces Written Agreement With the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a Consent Order With the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (ht Anthony)

Corus Bankshares ... today announced that, in coordination with, and at the request of, both the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (the "FRB") and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC"), the Company and its subsidiary bank, Corus Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), respectively, have entered into a Written Agreement (the "Agreement") with the FRB and a Consent Order (the "Order") with the OCC.

The Agreement and the Order (collectively, the "Regulatory Agreements") contain a list of strict requirements ranging from a capital directive, which requires Corus and the Bank to achieve and maintain minimum regulatory capital levels (in the Bank's case, in excess of the statutory minimums to be classified as well-capitalized) to developing a liquidity risk management and contingency funding plan, in connection with which the Bank will be subject to limitations on the maximum interest rates the Bank can pay on deposit accounts. The Regulatory Agreements also include several requirements related to loan administration as well as procedures for managing the Bank's growing portfolio of foreclosed real estate assets. Corus is also restricted from paying any dividends or making any capital distributions, including distributions related to its trust preferred debt without advance regulatory approval. ...
Here is the written agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Consent Order.

Meanwhile, for those who missed it, the WSJ reported last week on BankUnited: U.S. Won't Help Deal for Florida Bank
The future of the largest Florida-based bank is in jeopardy because the U.S. government has declined to prop up a private bid for BankUnited Financial Corp. ... the government isn't supporting an assisted transaction ... because it has determined that a potential collapse of BankUnited does not constitute a risk to the larger financial system.
A couple of candidates for Friday afternoon blogging.