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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 770 Institutions

by Calculated Risk on 5/18/2013 03:51:00 PM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for May 17, 2013.

Changes and comments from surferdude808:

As anticipated, the OCC released its enforcement action activity through mid-April 2013 this Friday. What we did not anticipate was an early week failed-bank closure of another Capitol Bancorp's banking subsidiaries after two were closed last Friday. Along with the failure, there were two other removals and two additions to the Unofficial Problem List this week. After changes, the list has 770 institutions with assets of $284.1 billion. A year ago, the list held 928 institutions with assets of $361.9 billion.

The OCC terminated actions against Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.B., Wilmington, OH ($552 million) and First Federal Community Bank, Paris, TX ($344 million); and issued actions against Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB, Salem, IN ($218 million) and Midwest Federal Savings and Loan Association of St Joseph, Saint Joseph, MO ($35 million Ticker: SJBA).

In a rare Tuesday closing, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions shuttered Central Arizona Bank, Scottsdale, AZ ($33 million Ticker: CBCRQ). The state banking department was prevented from closing the bank last Friday because of a legal challenge by Capitol Bancorp. By Tuesday, the state banking department was able to prevail, in part, because the bank's Tier 1 leverage ratio had apparently fallen much lower than the 2.13 percent reported in the bank's March 2013 Call Report. Meanwhile in Nevada, the Nevada Department of Business and Industry's Financial Institutions Division was prevented from closing 1st Commerce Bank, North Las Vegas ($24 million) through another legal action by Capitol Bancorp. Reportedly, a preliminary hearing on the injunction stopping the closing will be held next Thursday. SNL Securities is reporting that Capitol Bancorp, in a bankruptcy filing, sold its remaining interest in Capitol National Bank, Lansing, MI ($145 million) in April 2013 with the proceeds being held in escrow until the FDIC issues a cross-guaranty liability waiver.