Friday, December 31, 2010

Unofficial Problem Bank list increases to 935 Institutions

by Calculated Risk on 12/31/2010 09:05:00 AM

Note: this is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Dec 31, 2010.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

The FDIC finally released its enforcement actions for November 2010. After 18 additions and two removals, the Unofficial Problem Bank List finishes 2010 at 935 institutions and assets of $412.4 billion. The two removals were McClave State Bank, McClave, CO ($21 million) and First Resource Bank, Savage, MN ($17 million).

Among the 18 additions are Baylake Bank, Sturgeon, WI ($1.1 billion Ticker: BYLK); Signature Bank of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR ($617 million); Regent Bank, Davie, FL ($471 million Ticker: RGTB); Grand Bank & Trust of Florida, West Palm Beach, FL ($463 million); United American Bank, San Mateo, CA ($344 million Ticker: UABK); Santa Lucia Bank, Atascadero, CA ($265 million Ticker: SLBA); and New Millennium Bank, New Brunswick, NJ ($246 million Ticker: NMNB).

Other changes include the Federal Reserve issuing a Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) order against BankEast, Knoxville, TN ($287 million). The FDIC terminated a PCA order against Bank 1st, Albuquerque, NM ($78 million).
Transition Matrix

With the passage of another quarter, it is time to update the transition matrix. The Unofficial Problem Bank List debuted on August 7, 2009 with 389 institutions with assets of $276.3 billion (see table below). Over the past 16 months, 163 institutions have been removed from the original list with 114 due to failure, 35 due to action termination, and 14 due to unassisted merger. Almost 30 percent of the 389 institutions on the original list have failed, which is substantially higher than the 12 percent figure usually cited by the media as the failure rate for institutions on the FDIC Problem Bank List. Failed bank assets have totaled $161 billion or nearly 59 percent of the $276.3 billion on the original list.

Since the publication of the original list, another 844 institutions have been added. However, only 709 of those 844 additions remain on the current list as 135 institutions have been removed in the interim. Of the 135 interim removals, 102 were due to failure, 23 were due to unassisted merger, 8 from action termination, and two from voluntary liquidation. In total, 1,296 institutions have made an appearance on the Unofficial Problem Bank List and 216 or 16.7 percent have failed. Of the 298 removals, failure is the primary form of exit (216 or 72 percent) while only 43 or 14.4 percent have been rehabilitated. The average asset size of removals because of failure is $1.1 billion. Currently, the average asset size of institutions on the current list is $441 million versus $710 million on the original list.
Unofficial Problem Bank List
Change Summary
 Number of InstitutionsAssets ($Thousands)
Start (8/7/2009)389 276,313,429
 Action Terminated35(5,158,906)
Unassisted Merger14(2,176,310)
Asset Change (14,407,340)
Still on List at 7/02/201022692,834,931
End (12/31/2010)935 412,354,270
Interperiod Deletions1  
 Action Terminated8 14,115,832
Unassisted Merger2322,357,619
Voluntary Liquidation2 833,567
Failures102 75,345,146
Total135 112,652,164
1Institution not on 8/7/2009 or 12/31/2010 list but appeared on a list between these dates.