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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Unofficial Problem Bank List and Quarterly Transition Matrix

by Calculated Risk on 9/29/2012 06:47:00 PM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Sept 28, 2012. (table is sortable by assets, state, etc.)

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

FDIC released its enforcement action activity through August 2012 and closed a bank this week leading to many changes in the Unofficial Problem Bank List. In total, there were 12 removals and eight additions that leave the list with 874 institutions with assets of $334.9 billion. While the number of banks on the list declined, it was the first weekly increase in assets since June 29th. A year ago, the list held 986 institutions with assets of $405 billion. For the month, assets increased by $3.4 billion while the institutions count fell by 17 institutions after 18 action terminations, nine unassisted mergers, three failures, and a voluntary liquidation.

Actions were terminated against Ames Community Bank, Ames, IA ($406 million); Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, Burlington, IA ($195 million); Bank of Lincoln County, Fayetteville, TN ($130 million); Lake Community Bank, Long Lake, MN ($128 million); EuroBank, Coral Gables, FL ($104 million); Twin City Bank, Longview, WA ($41 million); Beartooth Bank, Billings, MT ($38 million); America's Community Bank, Blue Springs, MO ($28 million).

First United Bank, Crete, IL ($328 million)was removed because of failure. Desert Commercial Bank, Palm Desert, CA ($139 million Ticker: DCBC); The Exchange National Bank of Cottonwood Falls, Cottonwood Falls, KS ($34 million); and Colorado Valley Bank, SSB, La Grange, TX ($28 million) were acquired through unassisted mergers.

The eight additions were Doral Bank, San Juan, PR ($7.6 billion Ticker: DRL); Northwestern Bank, Traverse City, MI ($869 million Ticker: NWBM); Alliance Bank Central Texas, Waco, TX ($208 million); Flathead Bank of Bigfork, Montana, Bigfork, MT ($207 million); Bay Bank, Green Bay, WI ($99 million); Colonial Co-operative Bank, Gardner, MA ($72 million); Elysian Bank, Elysian, MN ($45 million); and Community Bank and Trust - West Georgia, LaGrange, GA ($95 million), which joins its sister bank Community Bank and Trust – Alabama on the list.

With the end of the third quarter, it is time to refresh the transition matrix. As seen in the table below, there have been a total of 1,588 institutions with assets of $810.9 billion that have appeared on the list. Removals have totaled 714 institutions or 45 percent of the total. Failures continue to be the leading removal cause as 340 institutions with assets of $288.2 billion have failed since appearing on the list. Removals from unassisted mergers and voluntary liquidations total 122 institutions. This year, there has been an acceleration in action terminations. In all, actions have been terminated against 252 institutions with assets of $112.9 billion, with 53 termination occurring in this quarter.
Unofficial Problem Bank List
Change Summary
 Number of InstitutionsAssets ($Thousands)
Start (8/7/2009) 389276,313,429
 Action Terminated87(25,157,616)
 Unassisted Merger25(3,781,599)
 Voluntary Liquidation2(4,855,164)
 Asset Change (16,422,867)
Still on List at 9/30/2012 12743,867,236
Additions 747291,097,603
End (9/30/2012) 874334,964,839
Intraperiod Deletions1   
 Action Terminated16587,707,680
 Unassisted Merger8848,052,527
 Voluntary Liquidation71,760,816
1Institutions not on 8/7/2009 or 9/30/2012 list but appeared on a list between these dates.

Summary for Week Ending Sept 28th
Schedule for Week of Sept 30th