I’m working on a finance project and need support to help me understand better.
I choose Washington Mutual Bank
Select a community bank that failed (see the FDIC web site at www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/banklist.html (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)).
Obtain UBPR data from the FFIEC’s web site (https://cdr.ffiec.gov/public/ManageFacsimiles.aspx (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)) and analyze the trend in the bank’s performance over four years before its failure. Analysis the bank, and answer the following three question.
- Past due loans, non-performing loans, provision for credit losses (both in millions and as a faction of average total assets);
- Loans per employee, personnel expenses per employee;
- (bonus) Use Call Report Data to do GAP analysis for assets/liabilities using time buckets of 3 months, 12 months, 1 year, 3 years, etc. Use your calculation to shed light on the reasons for bank failure. Potential reasons may include, but not limited to, the bank’s credit policy, loan characteristics, management of interest rate risk, competition from peer banks or FinTech companies, and so on. You may also use newsletters to supplement your analysis with the UBPR data Submission: word or PDF for the report; attach raw data in excel. Length: 4-6 pages.