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200 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. is headquartered in New Orleans and is the 8th largest bank in the state of Louisiana. It is also the 638th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1990 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 357 employees at 25 locations. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. has a B+ health rating.

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1) Had an escrow account but the bank did not pay my home owners and flood insurance. 2) Instead put expensive force placed insurance. 3) Back dated force placed insurance policy. 4)2 collateral properties I used to buy this property(my primary residence) had very good coverage but the bank put force placed insurance on those 2 as well.5) Did not apply any money towards the principal for 1 year.6)excessive late charges applied when they should not have charged more than $15.00. 7) The initial escrow deposit of $3,549.13 missing from the escrow account. 8) $3000.00 paid towards the loan is missing from the account 9) Permanent financing was done in September of 2010, @ my house that was still under construction without any witness or a notary present. 10) Did not give copies of my loan document for me to keep. In fact I didn't get them till October 2012. 11) A credit report was not given at the time of refinancing (after repeated requests) 12) The interest was calculated using 360/365 method & we were never informed or it (we were given the impression it was fixed) 13) The amortization schedule, initial escrow account disclosure and all other loan documents suggests I borrowed $410,000.00 but I only borrowed $404,073.15 in total. This makes a huge difference in calculating interest, principal and total payment amount.14) If they followed their amortization schedule: interest + principal = $2,826.19.It was never that amount. Amortization schedule suggests interest and principal is what changes not the total amount due.15) some months there was an accrued interest adjustment. I have no clue what it was or what happened to that money.16) The bank stopped sending statements for 2012 claiming they were sent to my old address. The address change was notified to the post office and has proof my mail was directed to my new address by the post office. The first statement I received from the bank for 2012 was dated, 10/15/2012.17) last nail on my coffin; Gulf Coast sold my loan to another fraudulent bank in Texas that is specialized in repo of mortgages. PLEASE BEAWARE OF THIS BANK! 

Rates Have Changed

APY on this checking account are now at 1.29% up to $20,000 and 0.76% over $20m.


Data for Q1 2014

Institution Health


Texas Ratio


The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. had $23.44 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $111.93 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. a Texas Ratio of 20.94% which is above average. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.

Texas Ratio Trend


The Texas Ratio for Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. decreased slightly from 28.68% as of March 31, 2013 to 20.94% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a positive change of 26.96%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. has improved slightly in recent periods.

Deposit Growth


In the past year, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. has increased its total deposits by $98.21 million, resulting in 12.08% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. has shown is excellent.



Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. has $1.05 billion in assets with $111.93 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 10.69%, which is above average.

Institution Statistics

FDIC Certificate #32974
Year Established1990
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Assets and Liabilities
Assets$1.05 billion
Loans$790.07 million
Deposits$911.43 million
Equity Capital$101.32 million
Loan Loss Allowance$10.61 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$21.45 million
Real Estate Owned$1.99 million
Historic Data - March 2013
Assets$940.33 million
Equity Capital$90.84 million
Loan Loss Allowance$10.90 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$21.45 million
Real Estate Owned$3.79 million
Profit Margin - Quarterly
Net Interest Margin6.72%
Return on Assets1.38%
Return on Equity14.08%
Interest Income$17.97 million
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Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. Checking Account Rates

1.51%-$20kInterest Checking - Qualifying
0.10%--Interest Checking - Non Qualifying

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. has 16 locations. Click to view all Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. locations.