Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nashville TN Banks Hurting

Nashville TN Banks Hurting

According to the information contained in these articles (Nashville Public Radio: Pinnacle Backtracks, Saves TARP Funds for Rainier Day and Associated Press: Synovus downgraded on capital, regulation worries.), two Nashville Tennessee area banks are in financial trouble: Pinnacle Financial and the Bank of Nashville (a Synovus company).  According to the ProPublica Financial Institution Bailout Recipient List, both banks/financial institutions received TARP (government bailout) monies with Pinnacle Financial receiving $95M and Synovus receiving almost $968M.  Ongoing credit deterioration was cited as the main reason for the financial trouble.  In short, these lenders made loans that are now going bad.  According to the Nashville Public Radio article, Pinnacle Financial intended on paying back their TARP money, but changed plans after economists told Pinnacle CEO Terry Turner that conditions will get worse before they get better. As a result Pinnacle now needs the TARP capital to prepare for the worsening economy. The article quotes Turner as saying "We’re not in a position where we’re going to see a steady climb out of the economy but instead may see further deterioration, maybe even worse than what we’ve seen thus far." According to the article, "Dragging down Pinnacle’s balance sheet is a growing number of bad loans. For the third quarter, Pinnacle had nearly four times the number of bad loans compared to the same period last year." The Associated Press article stated that shares of Synovus Financial Corp. (parent company of the Bank of Nashville) are now trading at near 17 year lows. While this news is definitely not good, it should be expected. Almost all banks are in poor financial condition with most being insolvent. Only government bailouts and FASB accounting rule changes are allowing many banks to survive (think "zombie banks"). There will definitely be more foreclosures and short sales at these banks (and at all banks) in the near future.

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