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GAO Report Examines Post-Recession Bank Collapses

From 2008 through 2011, 414 banks failed across the nation, resulting in estimated costs to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) of about $42.8 billion, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GOA). When examining the cause of bank failures from 2008 through 2011, GOA found banks with less than $1 billion in assets were especially vulnerable to commercial real estate losses. GOA also found instances of "nontraditional, riskier funding sources" in many failed banks.

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FDIC Reports 51st Bank Failure of 2012

Sunset Beach, Missouri, was the site of this year's 51st bank collapse as the Missouri Division of Finance shut down the Community Bank of the Ozarks. According to a release from the FDIC, Community Bank of the Ozarks had approximately $42.8 million in total assets and about $41.9 million in deposits as of September 30. The Bank of Sullivan (Sullivan, Missouri) will be picking up all of the deposits and will purchase essentially all of the assets.

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FDIC Reports Continued Improvements in Bank Health

FDIC-insured banks continued to show improving health in the year's third quarter, the agency reported Tuesday. Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by FDIC reported aggregate net income of $37.6 billion in Q3, up $2.3 billion (or 6.6 percent) from a reported $35.2 billion in Q3 2011. Aggregate net income has increased on a year-over-year basis for 13 straight quarters. Total loan balances also increased for the fifth time in the last six quarters.

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Bank Failure in Georgia Marks 50th This Year

Marking the 50th bank closing nationwide this year, the two branches of Hometown Community Bank in Braselton, Georgia shut their doors Friday and reopened Saturday as branches of CertusBank, National Association of Easley, South Carolina.

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Failed Bank List Hits 49 Year-to-Date

The FDIC added two more banks to this year's failed bank list Friday, bringing the total year-to-date to 49. The two shuttered banks were located in Illinois and Florida, each marking the eighth bank in their state to close this year.

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Pennsylvania Bank Falls, Bringing 2012 Total to 47

The FDIC closed another Pennsylvania institution Friday, bringing the state's year-to-date tally to two and the national tally to 47. The FDIC approved the payout of the insured deposits of NOVA Bank in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, after the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities closed the institution.

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Three More Banks Collapse, 2012 Tally Hits Half of 2011 Total

The FDIC's deposit insurance fund got a little bit lighter Friday as three more banks fell, the corporation announced. GulfSouth Private Bank of Destin, Florida; Excel Bank of Sedalia, Missouri; and First East Side Savings Bank of Tamarac, Florida, were all liquidated, bringing the national failure tally to 46 so far in 2012 and costing the FDIC's fund a combined total of approximately $86.1 million.

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Virginia Man Sentenced in $41M Bank Fraud Suit

A Virginia man received a sentence of 14 years in federal prison for carrying out elaborate and sophisticated fraud schemes that took millions away from investors and the government, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced. George P. Hranowskyj of Chesapeake, Virginia, pled guilty in July to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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Trepp: One in Eight Banks Failed Stress Test

One in eight banks wouldn't be able to maintain adequate capital in a stressed economic environment, according to a Trepp report. Using data from Q2, 784├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Ø12.7 percent├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Øof banks tested failed to meet capital adequacy requirements. For banks that failed the test, Trepp estimates an additional $25 to $27 billion of combined capital would be needed to achieve a passing grade. A test rendered using the increased capital ratio requirements under Basel III yielded more alarming results, with 23.5 percent of banks failing to keep adequate capital.

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Obama, Romney Spar over Dodd-Frank at First Debate

Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney has seemed particularly enthusiastic about discussing housing on the national stage, but Wednesday's debates saw a brief skirmish between the two candidates about regulation for the mortgage industry. The fleeting exchange on banking and mortgage regulation comes at an apt time, as New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit earlier in the week against JPMorgan Chase over mortgage securities fraud committed by a former Bear Stearns unit.

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