Sunday, September 23, 2012

Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 878 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 9/23/2012 10:37:00 AM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Sept 21, 2012. (table is sortable by assets, state, etc.)

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

As anticipated, the OCC released its actions through mid-August 2012 that led to many changes in the Unofficial Problem Bank List. This week there 13 removals and five additions leaving the list with 878 institutions with assets of $327.4 billion. A year ago, the list held 986 institutions with assets of $400.4 billion.

Removals from action termination include NCB, FSB, Hillsboro, OH ($1.6 billion); Farmers Bank & Trust, National Association, Great Bend, KS ($655 million); Coconut Grove Bank, Miami, FL ($617 million); Alaska Pacific Bank, Juneau, AK ($177 million Ticker: ALPB); The First National Bank of Milaca, Milaca, MN ($169 million); Peoples National Bank of Mora, Mora, MN ($157 million); The Farmers National Bank of Cynthiana Cynthiana, KY ($104 million); The Mason National Bank, Mason, TX ($90 million).

Removals through unassisted merger were Gateway Business Bank, Cerritos, CA ($181 million); Bank of Naples, Naples, FL ($116 million); Northwest Bank, Lake Oswego, OR ($94 million); and Sonoran Bank, N.A., Phoenix, AZ ($28 million) Border Trust Company, Augusta, ME ($45 million) voluntarily liquidated on August 14, 2012.

The additions were Community Bank, Staunton, VA ($502 million Ticker: CFFC); Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Bel Air, MD ($177 million); Amory Federal Savings and Loan Association, Amory, MS ($99 million); First Capital Bank, Bennettsville SC ($60 million Ticker: FCPB); and United Trust Bank, Palos Heights, IL ($45 million).

Next week, we anticipate for the FDIC to release its actions through August 2012.

Recently, the Treasury Department issued its monthly Congressional TARP update report, which included bank holding companies or institutions that failed to make their August 15th TARP dividend or interest payment. There are 112 institutions on the Unofficial Problem Bank List that directly or are controlled by a parent company that did not make the August 15th payment. Within this group are 43 institutions, including 9 with assets over $1 billion, that have missed 10 or more quarterly payments. See the table for additional details. Theoretically, only healthy banks were eligible for an infusion of capital through the various TARP programs. At least 15 TARP recipients have failed and given the large number of TARP recipients on the Unofficial Problem Bank List, it appears that reality does not comport with theory.
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Schedule for Week of Sept 23rd
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