Total assets at December 31, 2012 decreased to $1.67 billion from $1.97 billion at December 31, 2011, primarily reflecting a $257 million decrease in security investments and a $56 million decrease in loans, partially offset by a $31 million increase in cash and short-term investments.
Securities held to maturity decreased to $444 million at December 31, 2012 from $700 million at December 31, 2011, reflecting calls of securities exceeding new purchases. The bulk of the resulting proceeds were used to fund planned deposit outflow and repayments of borrowings and a portion was being held temporarily in cash and short-term investments. At December 31, 2012, the securities portfolio, which represented 27% of total assets and was comprised almost entirely of U.S. government agency debt ($355 million) and residential mortgage-backed pass through securities ($84 million), had a weighted-average expected yield, remaining life and remaining contractual maturity of 1.05%, 2.0 years and 7.1 years, respectively.
Loans totaled $1.11 billion at December 31, 2012, compared to $1.16 billion at December 31, 2011. The decrease reflected $249 million of payoffs, $42 million of amortization, $2.3 million of net chargeoffs and $4.7 million of transfers to REO, mostly offset by $242 million of new loans. Loans paid off had a weighted-average yield of 6.15%. New loans, nearly all with fixed interest rates, had a weighted-average yield, term and loan-to-value ratio of 4.87%, 5.8 years and 56%, respectively.
Nonaccrual loans and REO aggregated to $62 million, or 3.7% of total assets, at December 31, 2012, compared to $86 million, or 4.3%, at December 31, 2011. Nonaccrual loans totaled $46 million at December 31, 2012, down from $57 million at December 31, 2011. Nonaccrual loans included $36 million (10 loans) and $46 million (12 loans) of TDRs that were current at each date, respectively. All the TDRs classified as nonaccrual have performed as agreed under their renegotiated terms and interest income is being recorded on a cash basis. Based on annual updated appraisals received on the underlying collateral properties, a portion of five TDRs (or $2.0 million of aggregate principal) was charged off for financial statement purposes during 2012. The borrowers remain obligated to pay all contractual principal due on the TDRs.