Five Banks failed this week! OMG!

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    Five Banks failed this week! OMG!


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    Five U.S. banks with total assets of about $1.04 billion were seized by regulators, pushing this year's tally of failures to 45 as a recession drives up unemployment and home foreclosures.

    Community Bank of West Georgia, in Villa Rica, Georgia; Neighborhood Community Bank of Newnan, Georgia; Horizon Bank of Pine City, Minnesota; MetroPacific Bank of Irvine, California; and Mirae Bank of Los Angeles were closed yesterday by state regulators, according to statements from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC was named receiver of the four banks.

    Wilshire Bancorp's Wilshire State Bank will take over all of Mirae's $362 million in deposits, and will purchase $449 million of assets, the FDIC said in a statement.

    Sunwest Bank of Tustin, California, acquired most of MetroPacific's $73 million in deposits and $80 million in assets, the FDIC said. Stearns Bank of St. Cloud, Minnesota, bought Horizon Bank's $69.4 million of deposits. Stearns will purchase $84.4 million of Horizon's assets, the FDIC said.

    The FDIC didn't find a buyer for Community Bank of West Georgia, and said it will mail checks to reimburse insured depositors. The bank has deposits of $182.5 million. Charter Financial Corp.'s CharterBank will assume Neighborhood Community Bank's $191.3 million of deposits and purchased some assets in a loss-share agreement with the FDIC, according to the agency.

    "The loss-sharing arrangement is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the private sector," the FDIC said. "The agreement also is expected to minimize disruptions for loan customers."

    Regulators have seized the most U.S. banks this year since 1993. The U.S. economy has shed about 6 million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. Foreclosure filings surpassed 300,000 for the third straight month in May, according to RealtyTrac Inc.
     
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    First it was one bank every other week.

    Then two banks a week for several months.

    Then it increased to three banks a week three or four weeks ago.

    Now, it has jumped to FIVE banks a week!

    OMG!

    I guess these were not Too Big To Fail!
     
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    Sorry but ... duh!
     

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