Bad, Bad Assets.....
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The F.D.I.C. announced the seizure of Colonial Bank and the transfer of the deposits to BB&T, a regional bank based in North Carolina. (As an aside, I’ll note that Colonial only wanted to expand into fast-growing areas, and never chose to enter North Carolina. Tortoise and Hare?)
You can learn all you really need to know about the assets Colonial amassed from the breakdown of what will happen to them, although details are sparse.
1. The F.D.I.C. gets $3 billion in assets that BB&T did not want at all.
2. BB&T gets $7 billion of assets.
3. BB&T gets another $15 billion of assets to manage, but the F.D.I.C. will share losses on them, in ways that are not yet disclosed.
That means that of the $25 billion in assets Colonial had, only 28 percent of them were deemed by BB&T to be worth taking on without any protection. And 12 percent were deemed not worthy of being taken under any terms.WSJ: Loss Rates for FDIC higher than during S&L Crisis via Calculated Risk
At three of the five banks that failed Friday, increasing the total to 77 so far this year, the financial hit to the agency's deposit-insurance fund is expected by the FDIC to be about 50% of their assets.As of Friday August 14, 2009, FDIC is Bankrupt via Mish
Below is a graph showing the DIF capital as a percentage of total bank deposits insured by the FDIC. Note that this graph is based on the old insurance limit with a maximum coverage of $100.000/account. This limit has been changed to cover up to $250.000/account until January 1st 2014. Estimates say that the change increases the deposits covered under FDIC insurance to approximately $6 trillion in total.
The current reserve ratio of 0.014%1 strongly indicates how bad this crisis has affected U.S financial institutions. However, this is not the entire story. If we take a closer look at non-current loans and charge-offs from banks one realizes that the FDIC still has a lot of work to be done. Combined non-current loans and charge-offs amounted to nearly $100 billion in Q109 compared to $15 billion/quarter pre-crisis. Moreover, according to analysts at the Royal Bank of Canada the U.S still has banking failures in the thousands to face before the crisis is over. In turn that should result in the FDIC requesting the pre-approved funding signed by the Congress in May 2009, including $100 billion from the U.S Treasury Department.
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