Four Banks Fail In Georgia and California

Four banking failures in Georgia and California have increased total banking failures for 2011 to 22.  Small and mid sized banks continue to face the most difficulty as they find it impossible to raise additional capital required by regulators. During 2010 a total of 157 banking failures occurred, the most since 1992 when 181 banks […]

Charter Oak Bank of California Becomes Nation’s 21st Banking Failure

California saw its third banking failure this year as regulators closed a small bank that had been overwhelmed by loan losses.  Charter Oak Bank of Napa, California, was closed today by the California Department of Financial Institutions, which appointed the FDIC as receiver.  The FDIC sold the failed bank to Bank of Marin, Novato, California, […]