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Sunday, April 01, 2018

March 2018: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 98 Institutions, Q1 2018 Transition Matrix

by Calculated Risk on 4/01/2018 08:19:00 AM

Note: Surferdude808 compiles an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for March 2018.

Here are the monthly changes and a few comments from surferdude808:

Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for March 2018. During the month, the list fell by three institutions to 98 after four removals and one addition. Assets declined to $19.9 billion from $20.5 billion a month earlier. A year ago, the list held 151 institutions with assets of $41.3 billion.

This month, actions were terminated against The National Capital Bank of Washington, Washington, DC, ($430 million); First Bank and Trust Company of Illinois, Palatine, IL ($192 million); Grand Mountain Bank, FSB, Granby, CO ($109 million); and State Bank of Nauvoo, Nauvoo, IL ($31 million). Added this month was The Citizens State Bank, Okemah, OK ($126 million).

With it being the end of the first quarter, we bring an updated transition matrix to detail how banks are moving off the Unofficial Problem Bank List. Since the Unofficial Problem Bank List was first published on August 7, 2009 with 389 institutions, a total of 1,727 institutions have appeared on a weekly or monthly list at some point. Only 5.7 percent of the banks that have appeared on a list remain today. In all, there have been 1,629 institutions that have transitioned through the list. Departure methods include 952 action terminations, 406 failures, 254 mergers, and 17 voluntary liquidations. Of the 389 institutions on the first published list, only 9 or 2.3 percent still remain in a designated troubled status more than eight years later. The 406 failures represent 23.5 percent of the 1,727 institutions that have made an appearance on the list. This failure rate is well above the 10-12 percent rate frequently cited in media reports on the failure rate of banks on the FDIC's official list.
Unofficial Problem Bank List
Change Summary
  Number of InstitutionsAssets ($Thousands)
Start (8/7/2009)  389276,313,429
  Action Terminated178(65,500,762)
  Unassisted Merger40(9,818,439)
  Voluntary Liquidation4(10,584,114)
  Asset Change(310,473)
Still on List at 3/31/2018  93,702,304
Additions after
End (3/31/2018)  9819,873,084
Intraperiod Removals1     
  Action Terminated774319,115,959
  Unassisted Merger21481,811,303
  Voluntary Liquidation132,515,855
1Institution not on 8/7/2009 or 3/31/2018 list but appeared on a weekly list.