FDIC Insured Problem Banks at Lowest Level Since 2008

The number of banks on the FDIC Problem Bank List continues its steady decline since peaking at 888 banks in March 2011.  According to the latest FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile the number of problem banks stood at 203 as of September 30, 2015, down by 25 banks since the previous quarter.  The number of problem […]

Edgebrook Bank, IL, Closed by Regulators – Fifth Bank Failure of 2015

After over a two month hiatus with no bank closings, regulators swooped in to close the Edgebrook Bank, Chicago, Illinois.  The last banking failure occurred on February 28, 2015 when regulators closed the Doral Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico. After the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation closed Edgebrook Bank, the FDIC was appointed […]

Bank Failures Decline But Still Above Pre Banking Crisis Levels

Prior to the banking crisis that began in 2008 bank failures had been a rare occurrence with only 32 banking failures between 2000 to 2007. During 2008 the wheels began to fall off the financial system and bank failures increased dramatically as loan defaults soared. As the banking crisis worsened bank failures reached a peak […]

Number of Problem Banks Declines for 15th Consecutive Quarter

According to the latest FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile the number of problem banks continued to decline for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. After reaching a peak of 888 at the end of the first quarter of 2011 the number of problem banks has declined for 15 consecutive quarters.  The number of problem banks is […]

Five Years After the Banking Crisis, Hundreds of Problem Banks Still Struggle

While many banks have completely recovered from the banking and financial crises of over six years ago, the number of banks classified as “Problem Banks” by the FDIC has remained stubbornly high. A milestone of sorts was reached recently when, after five years, the number of banks on the FDIC’s Problem Bank List finally declined […]

FDIC Issues Enforcement Actions to Three Problem Banks

The FDIC took enforcement actions against 39 banks in May, up from 31 during the previous month.  The 39 orders issued by the FDIC in May 2014 included two consent orders, one prompt corrective action directive, seven section 19 orders, three civil money penalties, and sixteen orders terminating consent orders and cease and desist orders. […]

FDIC Directs Two Illinois Banks To Immediately Raise More Capital – Illinois Leads Nation in Bank Failures

The FDIC issued a list of 31 administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals during April 2014.  The enforcement actions include the following: 2 consent orders 2 prompt corrective action directives 12 orders terminating consent and cease and desist orders 1 civil money penalty 3 section 19 orders The most serious enforcement actions are […]

Slavie Federal Savings Bank, MD, Closed by Regulators, Ninth Bank Failure of 2014

Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Bel Air, Maryland, became the ninth banking failure of 2014 as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency closed the insolvent bank.  The FDIC, appointed as receiver, sold the failed bank to Bay Bank, FSB, Lutherville, Maryland, which will assume all deposits of failed Slavie Federal. The severe banking crisis […]

FDIC Reveals That Over 400 Banks Remain on the Problem Bank List

The recently released Quarterly Banking Profile from the FDIC reveals that over 400 banks remain on the Problem Bank List more than six years after the start of the biggest banking crisis since the 1930s. As of March 31, 2014, the FDIC’s confidential Problem Bank List contains the names of 411 banking institutions that have […]

Columbia Savings Bank, Ohio, Eighth Bank Failure of 2014 – Hundreds of Zombie Banks Remain Open for Business

State regulators shuttered a small Ohio bank which became the eighth banking failure of the year.  The Ohio Division of Financial Institutions closed Columbia Savings Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, and appointed the FDIC as receiver. To protect depositors the FDIC sold the failed bank to United Fidelity Bank, fsb, Evansville, Indiana, which assumed all deposits. Although […]