In a little over one month 23 more banks have failed. Bank failures may not be making your local news One might wonder why the local news doesn’t report local bank failures as local news. We are however, rolling at a record pace of bank failures in 2010. To see the complete list of bank failures go here .
Illinois, were the President played a roll in state politics, has a record 36 bank failures in just five months compared to Florida’s 29 bank failures during the same time frame. Florida, California and Arizona were number one in foreclosures because baby-boomers started buying retirement homes and investors scarfed up property like candy. But Illinois? What is the connection with Illinois bank problems? Could “ACORN” (the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now) have played a role? What was Barrack Obama’s role with ACORN and the banking industry? How many Illinois banks donated to Barrack Obama’s political career?
The 23 banks that failed over the last 30 days.
Pinehurst Bank Saint Paul MN
Midwest Bank and Trust Company Elmwood Park IL
Southwest Community Bank Springfield MO
New Liberty Bank Plymouth MI
Satilla Community Bank Saint Marys GA
1st Pacific Bank of California San Diego CA
Towne Bank of Arizona Mesa AZ
Access Bank Champlin MN
The Bank of Bonifay Bonifay FL
Frontier Bank Everett WA
BC National Banks Butler MO
Champion Bank Creve Coeur MO
CF Bancorp Port Huron MI
Westernbank Puerto Rico En Español Mayaguez PR
R-G Premier Bank of Puerto Rico En Español Hato Rey PR
Eurobank En Español San Juan PR
Wheatland Bank Naperville IL
Peotone Bank and Trust Company Peotone IL
Lincoln Park Savings Bank Chicago IL
New Century Bank Chicago IL
Citizens Bank and Trust Company of Chicago Chicago IL
Broadway Bank Chicago IL
Amcore Bank, National Association Rockford IL
The total so far? 16 banks failed in December 2009 and we have a week to go.
With a few days remaining in 2009, the tally stands at 140 banks that were not big enough to save. The line, ‘They are too big to fail’ was used to bail out banks who had connections with those in power. See our Connecting the Dots of the Bank Failures Here.
Consider- 25 banks have failed in two months – FDIC is broke. It appears people are wiser to deal with smaller local banks. Happy New Year.