Saturday, February 05, 2011

Unofficial Problem Bank list at 946 Institutions

by Calculated Risk on 2/05/2011 08:29:00 AM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Feb 4, 2011.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

Mergers, both unassisted and FDIC- assisted, contributed to a slight reduction in the number of institutions on the Unofficial Problem Bank List this week. There were five removals and two additions, which leaves the list with 946 institutions with assets of $411.1 compared with 948 institutions with $410.9 billion last week.

The removals include the three failures this week -- American Trust Bank, Roswell, GA ($249 million); North Georgia Bank, Watkinsville, GA ($166 million); and Community First Bank - Chicago, Chicago, IL ($57 million).

Since the on-set of this banking crisis, there have been 55 failures in the state of Georgia that have cost the FDIC approximately $8.06 billion or 33 percent of $24.4 billion of failed assets.

The other removals were unassisted acquisitions of Professional Business Bank, Pasadena, CA ($281 million) by California General Bank, which re-named itself Professional Business Bank; and Midwest Community Bank, Plainville, KS ($99 million) by The Wilson State Bank.

The additions were First Georgia Banking Company, Franklin, GA ($802 million) and Atlantic Bank and Trust, Charleston, SC ($268 million). Hat tip to reader Bill for noting the action against First Georgia Banking Company while perusing its 10-K filing. In an oddly worded statement, First Georgia Banking Company stated it had entered into a "Stipulation and Consent Order" with the Georgia State Banking Department in August 2010 that "was acknowledged by the FDIC." However, the action is not available through the FDIC enforcement action search engine. Similarly, the action against North Georgia Bank, which failed this week, was never available on the FDIC website. Perhaps these actions were like being on "double secret probation" with the FDIC.