NCUA Conserves Tiny Alabama Credit Union
The NCUA has assumed control of the tiny First Kingdom Community FCU of Selma, Ala.
Chartered in 2007, First Kingdom has 76 members and assets of $88,400.
According to First Kingdom Community’s financial performance reports posted on the NCUA’s website, the credit union currently has no loans outstanding. Loans have dwindled since December 2010, when the credit union reported $27,186 in total loans, a combination of unsecured and other loans.
In June 2012, that number had decreased to $1,476, but 100% of total loans were reported as delinquent. Forty-seven percent of average loans were charged off in Sept. 2012, and another 35.45% were charged off as of 2012 year-end.
First Kingdom Community’s loan losses began in June 2011, when the credit union’s perfect loan delinquency record was broken and delinquencies shot up from 0% the previous quarter to 38.26%.
Ironically, June 2011 was the quarter that saw the credit union’s highest net worth number of 8.04%. That period began a downward spiral that resulted in the current financial numbers, which include just 5.64% net worth as of March 2013 and a negative 4.58% ROA.
Despite the credit union’s loan quality issues, the NCUA said in a release it will not immediately liquidate the credit union, but rather “will work to resolve issues affecting the institution’s safety and soundness.”
First Kingdom Community serves persons who live, work, worship or attend school in, Dallas County, Ala. According to 2010 Census figures, 36% of the county’s population is below the poverty line.