New bank failures

last week included two in Florida and one in Oregon, bringing the total number of banks and savings and loans shut down by regulators this year to 72.

All 97 bank failures since the beginning of 2008 are detailed on's

interactive bank failure map:


continues to lead all states with 21 bank or thrift failures during 2008 and 2009, followed by


with 14 failures,


with 13,


with eight and


Nevada with four failures.

Two of the failed banks were included in's

list of over 100

undercapitalized banks and thrifts

, based on preliminary second-quarter data. One didn't appear on the list, because it had not filed a second-quarter call report.

Of the 89 institutions on a previous list of undercapitalized banks published's

in late May, 31 have failed so far.

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation shut down

First State Bank

of Sarasota, Fla. and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation receiver. The FDIC sold all of the failed bank's retail deposits and branches to

Stearns Bank NA

of St. Cloud, Minn.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency took over

Community National Bank of Sarasota County

of Venice, Fla., which also had its deposits and branches sold by the FDIC to Stearns Bank.

State regulators closed

Community First Bank

of Prineville, Ore. The FDIC was appointed receiver and sold Community First Bank's retail deposits and branches to

Home Federal Bank

of Nampa, Idaho, a subsidiary of

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Washington Mutual

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Philip W. van Doorn joined Ratings., Inc., in February 2007. He is the senior analyst responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. He also comments on industry and regulatory trends. Mr. van Doorn has fifteen years experience, having served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Florida, and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Long Island University.