Saturday, December 13, 2008

Haven Trust Bank Fails

Haven Trust Bank of Duluth, Georgia, was the second bank to be seized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Friday. My post on the first bank is here

Haven Trust bank had total assets of $572 million and total deposits of $515 million as of December 8, 2008. BB & T assumed the operations of the bank.

Haven Trust Bank was relatively new, and was formed in 2000, to ride the wave of real estate prosperity that engulfed the Southeast in the early part of this decade.

Its capital ratios were much lower than Sanderson State Bank, which was the other bank taken over by the FDIC on Friday:

Haven Trust Bank Capital Ratios (9/30/2008)

Equity capital to assets - 4.44%
Core capital (leverage) ratio - 4.42%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio - 4.90%
Total risk-based capital ratio - 6.16%

The bank had $437 million in real estate loans, with $260 million in Commercial Real Estate, and $133 million in the toxic construction and land development category.

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