Sunday, February 24, 2019

February 2019: Unofficial Problem Bank list decreased to 76 Institutions

by Calculated Risk on 2/24/2019 12:51:00 PM

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

Here is the unofficial problem bank list for February 2019.

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

Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for February 2019. During the month, the list decreased by a net of two institutions to 76 banks after three removals and one addition. Aggregate assets dropped to $52.8 billion from $55.2 billion at month earlier, with $1.9 billion of the $2.4 billion decline due to the release of updated financials. A year ago, the list held 101 institutions with assets of $20.5 billion.

Removals included Beach Community Bank, Fort Walton Beach, FL ($468 million) because of action termination; Gunnison Valley Bank, Gunnison, UT ($71 million) because of an unassisted merger; and Maryland Financial Bank, Towson, MD ($42 million) because of voluntary liquidation.

Added this month was Fort Gibson State Bank, Fort Gibson, OK ($61 million) because the FDIC issued it a Prompt Corrective Action order on January 9, 2019. Strange, the FDIC has yet to provide public notice of a safety & soundness consent order against this bank.

On February 21, 2019 the FDIC released industry results for the fourth quarter of 2018. In that release, the FDIC disclosed that the Official Problem Bank List includes 60 institutions with assets of $48.5 billion, down from 71 institutions with assets of $53.3 billion in the third quarter of 2018.