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Regulators Shut Down Lenders in Florida and Washington

State and federal regulators stepped in to shut down the operations of two community-based lenders over the weekend -- Haven Trust Bank Florida in Ponte Vedra Beach and North County Bank in Arlington, Washington. So far this year, 127 names have landed on the FDIC's failed-bank list. The real estate and financial crises have taken their toll on the nation's banking system. Institutional closings in 2010 are well on pace to surpass the 140 bank seizures that characterized 2009.

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Regulators Close the Doors on Six Community Banks

Six community-based lenders found regulators at their doors Friday evening, preparing to shut down their operations - three in Georgia, and one each in Ohio, New Jersey, and Wisconsin. The failures are expected to cost the FDIC some $225 million. This latest round of closings pushes the FDIC's failed-bank tally for the year to 125. There were 140 bank closings in all of 2009. In 2008, there were 25. The FDIC recently reported that the names on its so-called ""Problem List"" of banks climbed to 829 at the end of the second quarter of this year.

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Florida Lender’s Closing Pushes Failed-Bank Tally to 119

The recent stretch of days with no bank failures has come to an end after a short three-week stint. Horizon Bank in Bradenton, Florida, was closed over the weekend by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. It pushes the FDIC's failed-bank tally for the year to 119. Florida has been a hot-bed for bank busts in 2010. So far 23 FDIC-insured institutions in the Sunshine State have gone under, more than in any other state.

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Investment Firm Acquires Stake in $760M FDIC Loan Portfolio

Mariner Real Estate Management has announced the purchase of a portfolio of approximately 1,100 residential and commercial loans from 20 failed banks. The real estate investment and management firm conducted the $760 million transaction with the FDIC. Mariner paid about $52 million for a 40 percent managing member interest in the limited liability company created by the FDIC to hold all the loans and REO assets.

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Pause in Closings, but Number of Problem Banks May Be Stabilizing

In a rare break from what has been the norm throughout the recession, this weekend saw no bank closings. Since January 2008, more than 280 banks and thrifts have collapsed, most as a direct result of problems in the real estate markets. The research firm Foresight Analytics estimates that 200, and possibly 300 to 400, banks are at risk of failure over the next 12 to 24 months, but the company says a number of community banks have begun to shed some of their problem commercial real estate loans.

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Regulators Close Eight Banks, as 2010 Failures Hit 118

The pace of bank closings has returned to the recessionary norm, following two consecutive weeks where we saw just a single bank failure. That temporary reprieve came to an abrupt halt on Friday, as regulators shut the doors on eight community-based lenders in one fell swoop -- four were in California, two in Florida, and one each in Illinois and Virginia. The year's failed-bank tally now stands at 118. The largest of this weekend's closings was Chicago's ShoreBank.

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Failed-Bank Tally Hits 110 with Illinois Bank’s Closing

For the second weekend in a row, regulators shut down only one financial institution. It was Palos Bank and Trust Company in Palos Heights, Illinois that found regulators at its doors last Friday evening. It marked the 110th bank failure this year, and the 14th in Illinois, making the state home to the second most collapsed banks in 2010, second only behind Florida.

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Chicago Lender Shuttered by Regulators as Failed-Bank Tally Hits 109

After four weekends characterized by bank failures in mass, regulators shut down only one financial institution Friday - Ravenswood Bank in Chicago. This latest closing brings the 2010 failed-bank tally to 109. The pace of closings this year is well ahead of the number of shut-downs seen this time last year - 72. The FDIC has said it doesn't expect bank closings to peak until the latter part of 2010.

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FDIC Closes on Pilot Securitization of Mortgages from 16 Failed Banks

The FDIC has closed on a sale of securities as part of a securitization backed by approximately $471.3 million of performing single-family mortgages from 16 failed banks. This pilot program marks the first time the FDIC has sold assets in a securitization during the current financial crisis a method which could allow the federal agency to clear billions of dollars in seized loans from its books, while maximizing the value of these assets for the failed banks' creditors.

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Five More Community-Based Lenders Shut Down by Regulators

The nation's failed-bank tally continues to climb. Regulators closed the doors on five more financial institutions over the weekend -- two in Florida and one each in Georgia, Oregon, and Washington. That pushes the number of bank closings for the year to 108.

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