Friday, December 12, 2008

Bank Failure Friday... Two for one.

Number 24 of the year:
Haven Trust Bank, Duluth, Georgia, was closed today by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named receiver.

As of December 8, 2008, Haven Trust had total assets of $572 million and total deposits of $515 million. BB&T agreed to assume all of the deposits for $112,000. In addition to assuming all of the failed bank's deposits, BB&T will purchase approximately $55 million of the failed bank's assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund will be $200 million.

Haven Trust is the 24th bank to fail in the nation this year, and the fifth in Georgia. The last bank to be closed in the state was First Georgia Community Bank, Jackson, GA, on December 5, 2008.


Number 25 of the year:
Sanderson State Bank, Sanderson, Texas, was closed today by the Texas Department of Banking, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named receiver.

As of December 3, 2008, Sanderson State Bank had total assets of $37 million and total deposits of $27.9.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund will be $12.5 million.

Sanderson State Bank is the 25th bank to fail in the nation this year, and the second in Texas. The last bank to be closed in the state was Franklin Bank, SSB, Houston, TX, on November 7, 2008.