FDIC closes 4 more U.S. banks to bring the 2009 total to 44

June 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Bank Failure 

And more to come.  Many loans are going into default and that puts stress on the banks to raise their reserves to they are within federal and state guidelines for capital reserves ratios to deposits.

News (Reuters):

U.S. regulators closed four small banks on Friday — two in Georgia, one in Minnesota and one in California, bringing the total of U.S. bank failures to 44 this year.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said the closings were:

— Community Bank of West Georgia, a small bank in Villa Rica, Georgia, with assets of $199.4 million and total deposits of $182.5 million, as of May 15. A buyer could not be found, so the FDIC was appointed as receiver and will mail checks to insured depositors for their insured funds on June 29.

— Neighborhood Community Bank, of Newnan, Georgia, with $221.6 million in assets and $191.3 million in deposits, as of March 31. CharterBank, of West Point, Georgia, agreed to assume the insured deposits and $209.6 million of the assets. Neighborhood’s four offices will reopen as CharterBank branches.

— Horizon Bank, of Pine City, Minnesota, with $87.6 million in assets and $69.4 million in deposits as of March 31. Stearns Bank, NA, of St Cloud, Minnesota, agreed to assume all of Horizon’s deposits and to buy $84.4 million of its assets. Horizon’s two offices will reopen on Saturday as Stearns branches.

— MetroPacific Bank, of Irvine, California, with $80 million in assets and $73 million in deposits, as of June 8. Sunwest Bank, of Tustin, California, agreed to assume all of the deposits, excluding those from brokers, and virtually all of MetroPacific’s assets. MetroPacific’s sole office will reopen on Monday as a branch of Sunwest Bank.

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