Net loans declined to $365.8 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared with $381.1 million at December 31, 2011. The decrease in net loans was due to loan payoffs and write-downs outpacing new loans. Loan demand of all types remains soft in our markets due primarily to the prolonged weak economy that we are experiencing. Real estate sales and new construction activity for both residential and commercial projects have been significantly affected.Interest expense declined 21.8% to $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared with $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2011. The decline in interest expense was due primarily to lower interest rates paid, partially offset by growth in deposits.
United Security Bancshares, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
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