Applications Bulletin

District 9
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Instructions for commenting on applications

Applications and notifications filed during the week ending Saturday, March 24, 2012

Type Application Ending date of
comment period

CIC

Change in Control Notice by MVC Private Equity Fund, L.P., Purchase, New York, to gain control of BNCCORP, Inc., Bismarck, North Dakota, and thereby indirectly gain control of BNC National Bank, Glendale, Arizona.

Newspaper: Not available

Federal Register: Not available

CIC

Change in Control Notice by Sharon Bauman, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Virginia Bauman, Farmington, Minnesota, and Michael Murray, Irving, Texas, as individuals, to acquire and retain 10 percent or more of the voting shares of Kerkhoven Bancshares, Inc., Kerkhoven, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire and retain control of Financial Security Bank, Kerkhoven, Minnesota. In addition, Sharon Bauman, Virginia Bauman, Michael Murray, Florence Bauman, and Russell Bauman, to join the Bauman family control group which controls Kerkhoven Bancshares, Inc., Kerkhoven, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly controls Financial Security Bank, Kerkhoven, Minnesota.

Newspaper: Not available

Federal Register: 04/10/2012

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Wells Financial Corp., Wells, Minnesota, to become a bank holding company as a result of the proposed conversion of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wells Federal Bank, Wells, Minnesota, from a federal savings bank to a Minnesota state-chartered commercial bank.

Newspaper: Not available

Federal Register: Not available


Availability of CRA public evaluations

The Community Reinvestment Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. It was enacted by the Congress in 1977 (12 U.S.C. 2901) and is implemented by Regulation BB (12 CFR 228). The regulation was revised in May 1995.

The CRA requires that each depository institution's record in helping meet the credit needs of its entire community be evaluated periodically. That record is taken into account in considering an institution's application for deposit facilities.

A copy of an institution's CRA evaluation may be obtained directly from the institution or Reserve Bank.

Federal bank regulators use the following performance levels to rate an institution's performance under CRA:

O = Outstanding
S = Satisfactory
NI = Needs to improve
SN = Substantial noncompliance

The following state member banks have been examined and their CRA public evaluations are now available.

RSSD number Institution/Location Exam date CRA public date CRA rating Exam type
None          


CRA examinations scheduled for Second Quarter of 2012 (April 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012)

Institution Location
None  

* Subject to the provisions of the Community Reinvestment Act

 

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