2010 will not remembered as a good year for the banking industry. With the latest bank closures of Paramount Bank of Farmington Hills, Michigan and Earthstar Bank of Southampton, Pennsylvania the total bank closures for this year has reached 151. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced that regulators were forced to close down these two banks. The $252.7 million in assets, as well as the $213.6 million in deposits will be taken over by Level One Bank of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Polonia Bank of Huntingdon Valley in Pennsylvania will absorb $112.6 million in assets and $104.5 million in deposits from Earthstar. The FDIC will be footing the $113.1 million bill.
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