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Regulators shut 5 banks as 2010 tally hits 78 (FL-CA-NV)
Reuters/YahooNews ^ | 5/28/10 | Christopher Doering

Posted on 05/29/2010 7:34:39 AM PDT by Kartographer

U.S. regulators seized five more troubled banks on Friday, including three banks owned by Bank of Florida Corp, bringing the tally of banks closed so far this year to 78.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said Bank of Florida - Southeast; Bank of Florida - Southwest; and Bank of Florida - Tampa Bay had a combined $1.48 billion in assets and 13 branches between them.

EverBank of Jacksonville, Florida, has agreed to acquire the banking operations, including a combined $1.32 billion in deposits, the FDIC said.

In addition, regulators shut Las Vegas-based Sun West Bank. The bank had $360.7 million in assets and $353.9 million in deposits. All its deposits will be taken over by City National Bank of Los Angeles.

The FDIC also announced regulators closed Granite Community Bank of Granite Bay, California, which had $102.9 million in assets and $94.2 million in deposits. Tri Counties Bank of Chico, California, assumed all the deposits.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Florida; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: bankfailures; ca; intrade
BUT...But...but the Unicorn Master promised....


1 posted on 05/29/2010 7:34:39 AM PDT by Kartographer
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So we spent billions to save our banking system, borrowed from foreign countries that we have to repay, and our banking system is still collapsing.


2 posted on 05/29/2010 7:36:58 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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“So we spent billions to save our banking system, borrowed from foreign countries that we have to repay, and our banking system is still collapsing.”

Yeah, who would have thunk......


3 posted on 05/29/2010 7:39:06 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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...another quiet Friday-before-the-weekend closing...these things make me uneasy....the FDIC is going broke too.


4 posted on 05/29/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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The FDIC expects bank failures to peak this year following the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Closures in 2010 are anticipated to exceed the 140 institutions that were shut last year.

I'll finish the rest of the paragraph for Reuters since they neglected to put the 2010 closures into perspective: "With 78 closings to date, at this rate 187 banks may fail in 2010 representing a 33% increase over last year."

5 posted on 05/29/2010 7:49:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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"With 78 closings to date, at this rate 187 banks may fail in 2010 representing a better than expected 33% increase over last year."

There, fixed it so Reuters will report it.

6 posted on 05/29/2010 7:53:04 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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Someone please explain the constitutional authority of “regulators.”


7 posted on 05/29/2010 7:53:56 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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8 posted on 05/29/2010 7:54:54 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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Good one!!! I realize too that the projection may also vary due due to “seasonal adjustments”. :)


9 posted on 05/29/2010 8:05:00 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Kartographer

Urchins! Yay!


10 posted on 05/29/2010 9:06:48 AM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: Kartographer

Problem bank list hits 775


11 posted on 05/29/2010 10:04:48 AM PDT by cutty
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There’s actually a way to make money from this. I suggested a contract at Intrade covering the number of bank failures and they posted the contract.

Anyone who is certain of their position, puts their money down and turns out to be right, will make money from this.

Number of US Bank Failures in 2010 (see contract rules)
Contract Bid Ask Last Vol Chge
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>75
75 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade 50.0 - - 0 0
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>100
100 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade 30.0 - - 0 0
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>125
125 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade - - - 0 0
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>150
150 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade 60.0 - - 0 0
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>175
175 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade 18.9 - - 0 0
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>200
200 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade 12.0 - - 0 0
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>225
225 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade - - - 0 0
US.BANKFAILURES.2010.>250
250 or more US banks to fail during 2010 M Trade 7.0 - - 0 0


12 posted on 05/30/2010 1:39:58 PM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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