Regulators have shut down a total of six banks in Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Kansas, lifting to 138 the number of U.S. banks that have fallen this year as soured loans have mounted and the economy has sputtered. Banks taken over Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. included Hillcrest Bank, based in Overland Park with $1.6 billion in assets.


Regulators have shut down a total of six banks in Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Kansas, lifting to 138 the number of U.S. banks that have fallen this year as soured loans have mounted and the economy has sputtered. Banks taken over Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. included Hillcrest Bank, based in Overland Park with $1.6 billion in assets.