The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2012 was $28.1 million, representing 2.54% of total net loans, compared to $30.4 million, or 2.61%, at December 31, 2011. The allowance included specific reserves for impaired loans (comprised of all nonaccrual loans as well as accruing TDRs) at each date totaling $6 million and $8 million, respectively.
At December 31, 2012, the Company had a deferred tax asset totaling $29 million, which included remaining unused NOL and AMT credit carryforwards totaling $17 million for Federal tax purposes and $47 million for State and Local tax purposes. These carryforwards are available to reduce taxes payable on the Company's future taxable income.
Deposits at December 31, 2012 decreased to $1.36 billion from $1.66 billion at December 31, 2011, primarily reflecting a $262 million decrease in CD accounts, of which $50 million were brokered. At December 31, 2012, there were $78 million of brokered CDs outstanding with a rate of 4.91%, of which $38 million mature within one year.
Borrowed funds and related interest payable at December 31, 2012 decreased to $62.9 million, from $78.6 million at December 31, 2011, due to the repayment of $17.5 million of FHLB borrowings, partially offset by a $1.9 million increase in accrued interest payable on trust preferred securities (TRUPs). Stockholders' equity increased to $211 million at December 31, 2012 from $198 million at December 31, 2011, primarily due to $12.2 million of net earnings before preferred dividend requirements.Since February 2010, as required by its regulator and as permitted by the underlying documents, the Company has suspended the payment of interest on $55 million of its debt in the form of TRUPs and the declaration and payment of dividends on $25 million of its preferred stock held by the U.S. Treasury (TARP). Late last year, the Treasury announced that it will continue to conduct periodic, individual auctions of TARP securities, including those of 53 named institutions, one of which was the Company. Although the precise timing of any auction is not known, the Company and its subsidiary bank have applied for the necessary approvals from their respective regulators to permit the Company to bid for the preferred stock in any such auction. There is no assurance that such approvals will be granted.