First Federal Bank


2440 Mall Drive
Charleston, SC 29406
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Notable Rates APY Vs.Others
Savings N.A. 0.85% →
1-Year CD N.A. 0.80% →
2-Year CD N.A. 0.80% →
5-Year CD N.A. 1.15% →
30-Year Mortgage N.A. 2.72% →
15-Year Mortgage N.A. 2.36% →
HELOC N.A. 2.79% →

2021 Overview

General Bank Information

First Federal Bank is an FDIC insured institution located in Charleston, SC. It was founded in 1934 and has approximately $3.17 billion in assets.

FDIC Insured Yes
FDIC Certificate # 28994
Date Established 1934
Assets $ 3.17 billion
Loans $ 2.41 billion
Deposits $ 2.56 billion
Capital $ 341.39 million

For a more detailed analysis of First Federal Bank's financial condition and a description of what these numbers mean, please visit the Financial Details section.

Deposit Rates - September 23, 2021

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Financial Details

First Federal Bank Ratio Analysis

The following ratios and data are available to help you better understand the financial condition of First Federal Bank. The data is provided by the FDIC. All banks listed on are FDIC-insured. No depositor has ever lost deposits that have been within the FDIC insurance limits.

Texas Ratio
First Federal Bank U.S. Bank Average
14.13% 5.29%

The Texas Ratio compares the bank’s non performing assets (non-performing loans and real estate owned) with its tangible common equity and its loan loss reserves. A lower Texas ratio indicates better coverage of problem loans. The closer the Texas Ratio is to 1-to-1 or 100%, the less capital and reserves a bank has to absorb its loan losses.

As of March 31, 2021, First Federal Bank had $42,624,000 in non-current loans and $11,718,000 in owned real estate. To cover these potential losses it had $341,389,000 in equity and $43,227,000 in loans loss reserves. That gives it a Texas Ratio of 14.13%.

Return on Equity
First Federal Bank U.S. Bank Average
9.4% 11.43%

First Federal Bank has a Return on Equity of 9.4% versus the BestCashCow average of 11.43%. Return on equity measures how efficiently a bank is making money from its capital. A bank with a consistently high ROE can be considered well run. A bank with a consistently low ROE can be considered poorly run.

First Federal Bank U.S. Bank Average
10.79% 11.51%

First Federal Bank has a Capitalization of 10.79% versus the BestCashCow average of 11.51. Capitalization measures how much equity capital a bank has to underpin loans and other assets on its balance sheet. The higher the capitalization number the more secure a bank is considered.

First Federal Bank Balance Sheet Analysis

As of June 30, 2013, First Federal Bank had assets of $3,165,281,000, loans of $2,414,623,000, and deposits of $2,557,803,000. Long-term increases in deposits shows a bank's ability to raise funds to grow its loans and assets. Loan and asset growth may rise or fall depending on a bank's strategy for growth. Sharp rises and falls in assets, deposits, and loans can be problematic, indicating a loosening of lending standards, or financial distress leading to reduced lending. A big change in these figured can also be from a bank acquisition or merger.

Summary Balance Sheet

March 31, 2021
Cash & Balances due from depository institutions N.A.
Interest-bearing balances N.A.
Total securities N.A.
Federal funds sold and reverse repurchase N.A.
Net loans and leases $ 2.41 billion
Loan loss allowance $ 43.23 million
Trading account assets N.A.
Bank premises and fixed assets N.A.
Other real estate owned $ 11.72 million
Goodwill and other intangibles N.A.
All other assets N.A.
     Total Assets N.A.
Total deposits $ 2.56 billion
      Interest-bearing deposits N.A.
      Deposits held in domestic offices N.A.
      % insured (estimated) 0.00%
Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements N.A.
Trading liabilities N.A.
Other borrowed funds N.A.
Subordinated debt N.A.
All other liabilities N.A.
      Total Liabilities N.A.
      Shareholders’ Equity $ 3.17 billion

Summary Income Statement

March 31, 2021
Total Interest Income N.A.
Total Interest Expense N.A.
Net interest income N.A.
Provision for loan and lease losses N.A.
Total non interest income N.A.
Total non interest expense N.A.
Pre-tax Net Operating Income N.A.

Bank Loan Profile?

The top three loan types in First Federal Bank’s loan portfolio are 1-4 Family Residential Loans, Commercial Real Estate, and Small Business Loans.

Compared to other banks in South Carolina, First Federal Bank has a significantly higher percent of 1-4 Family Residential Loans, Credit Card Loans on its balance sheet, potentially indicating a specialty in that lending area.

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding and double categorization of some loan types. All data from the FDIC. Additional information about this table.

Comparison to Other Banks
 Low   Med   High 
1-4 Family Residential Loans 61.98
Credit Card Loans 0.76
Consumer Auto Loans 0.18
Small Business Loans 5.93
Construction and Development Loans 5.14
Commercial Real Estate 12.85
Commercial and Industrial Loans 3.75
Farm Loans 0.00

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Yes. It is covered under FDIC Certificate #28994.

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