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STAR RATING FOR: Bank of Tescott
Superior (These institutions are on BauerFinancial's Recommended Report.)
Bank of Tescott, headquartered in Tescott, Kansas is rated 5-Star for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. (BauerFinancial rates all banks and credit unions on a zero-to-five star scale with 5-stars being the strongest.) A 5-Star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating. A 5-Star “Superior” rating indicates, among other things, that this institution has at least twice the capital that regulators require, is profitable (or operating with a very small loss) and has kept its delinquent loans in check. This bank can be found on Bauer’s Recommended Bank Report.
Bank of Tescott (FDIC certificate #1868) was established in 1887 and operates through 5 branch offices located in Lincoln, Mcpherson, Ottawa and Saline counties in Kansas. Mr. Larry Fief, President of Bank of Tescott, leads a team of 66 employees. The bank’s parent holding company is Tescott Bancshares, Inc.
Bank of Tescott is a state-chartered commercial bank and not a member of the Federal Reserve. It is supervised by the FDIC.
The FDIC classifies the bank’s asset concentration as Agricultural Specialization. (Valid FDIC classifications for banks are: International, Agricultural, Credit-card, Mortgage Lending, Consumer Lending, Commercial Lending, Other Specialized with assets < $1 billion, All Others with assets < $1 billion and All Others with assets > $1 billion.)
The bank’s ownership type is Stock, Sub Chapter S. This means the bank converted to a sub-chapter S corporation after the option became available to banks in 1997. In times of profitability, there are definite tax advantages to the S-corporation designation. In times of losses, however, C corporations are allowed certain tax deductions that are not available to S-corporations.
Sub Chapter S corporations are closely held stock institutions with no more than 100 shareholders and are only allowed to issue common stock. These institutions have elected to not pay income taxes directly, but instead pass income, losses, deductions and credit through to the shareholders.
Community Reinvestment Act Rating: Satisfactory
The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA) provides a framework for financial institutions, state and local governments, and community organizations to jointly promote banking services to all members of a community. In a nutshell, the CRA prohibits redlining (denying or increasing the cost of banking to residents of racially defined and/or low and moderate-income neighborhoods), and encourages efforts to meet the credit needs of all community members, including residents of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods), consistent with safe and sound operations.
Possible CRA ratings are: Outstanding; Satisfactory; Needs to Improve; and Substantial Noncompliance.
The bank’s deposits are insured by the FDIC; Bank of Tescott’s FDIC Certificate Number is 1868. For questions concerning deposit insurance, visit the FDIC at www.fdic.gov.
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In addition to the capital ratio, other criteria are used to determine the BauerFinancial Star-Rating. Some of these include but are not limited to: profitability/loss trend, evaluating the level of delinquent loans, chargeoffs and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA), historical data and liquidity.