Friday, February 22, 2013

Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 809 Institutions

by Bill McBride on 2/22/2013 09:07:00 PM

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Feb 22, 2013.

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

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

The FDIC released its enforcement action activity through January 2013, which led to several changes to the Unofficial Problem Bank List. In all, there were five removals and two additions that leave the list at 809 institutions with assets of $302.8 billion. A year ago, the list held 960 institutions with assets of $389.7 billion. Year-over-year, the institution count has declined by almost 16 percent was assets are down by about 22 percent. During February 2013, the list declined by a net 15 institutions after five additions, one failure, three unassisted mergers, and 16 action terminations. Assets fell by $6.2 billion, but not by enough to get under $300 billion.

The FDIC terminated actions against Westbound Bank, Katy, TX ($143 million); New Market Bank, Elko New Market, MN ($85 million); and Cambridge State Bank, Cambridge, WI ($75 million). Unassisted mergers led to the exit of Community Bank of Central Wisconsin, Colby, WI ($91 million) and Bank 360, Beresford, SD ($40 million). The FDIC terminated a Prompt Corrective Action order against Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust, Florence, CO that was issued on May 26, 2010; however, the action was not on the UPBL as it cannot be found on the FDIC's website.

The two additions this week were Commerce Bank of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ($229 million Ticker: CBOF) and Key Community Bank, Inver Grove Heights, MN ($52 million).

Last week, we discussed the potential failure of Capitol Bancorp's banking unit in New Mexico given a deadline for a $1 million capital infusion. Yesterday, SNL Securities reported that a $1 million capital infusion was made by five outside investors and two insiders. The unnamed outside investors received a 14.8 percent stake in Capitol National Bank for $850 thousand. The Reid family, Chairman and CEO Joseph Reid and Corporate President Cristin Reid, provided $172 thousand of the infused capital. The combined stake of the Reid's in Capitol National Bank is now about 2.2 percent. Thus, the on-going saga of Capitol Bancorp continues.
CR Note: The first unofficial problem bank list was published in August 2009 with 389 institutions. The number of unofficial problem banks grew steadily and peaked at 1,002 institutions on June 10, 2011. The list has been declining since then.