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January 7, 2014
09:02 EDTUSB, RBSU.S. Bancorp acquires Chicago branch banking ops of RBS Citizens Financial
U.S. Bancorp (USB) announced today that its lead bank, U.S. Bank National Association, has reached an agreement to acquire the Chicago branch banking operations of the Charter One Bank franchise owned by RBS Citizens Financial Group (RBS). The acquisition includes Charter One’s Chicago retail branch network, small business operations, and select middle market relationships. Once complete, the acquisition will nearly double U.S. Bank’s deposit market share in the Chicago metro area. Under the terms of this transaction, U.S. Bank will acquire approximately $5.3B of deposits, $1.1B of loans, 94 branches, and 800 employees for a deposit premium of approximately $315M, or 6%. At close, U.S. Bank will have combined deposits of approximately $11.3B in Chicago. Approximately 35 percent of the $5.3B of acquired deposits are non-interest bearing and NOW accounts; 48 percent are money market and savings accounts; and 17% are time deposits. This acquisition is expected to meet or exceed U.S. Bancorp’s internal financial hurdles for internal rate of return and earnings per share accretion. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is anticipated to close in mid-2014. RBS Citizens Financial Group Chicago branches will continue to operate under their current name, Charter One, during the transition, and will be re-branded as U.S. Bank branches once the transaction is complete.
News For USB;RBS From The Last 14 Days
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August 3, 2015
11:50 EDTRBSU.K. government to sell about 5.2% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland
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09:12 EDTRBSU.K. government may start RBS sell-off in next two weeks, Daily Mail reports
The U.K. government might start the sell-off of its 79% stake in RBS (RBS) within the next two weeks, the Daily Mail reports, citing "press reports." Tentative plans were drawn up by U.K. Financial Investments for the sale of a GBP2B holding in RBS, the report says. The move follows the government reducing its stake in Lloyds (LYG) by 1% last week, taking the taxpayer's holding down to just under 14%, the report says. Reference Link
August 2, 2015
18:55 EDTRBSU.K. may start selling RBS stake Monday, Sunday Times says
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July 31, 2015
11:00 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp, Zions sign renewable-energy tax-equity syndication
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06:40 EDTUSBU.S. banks prepared to take advantage of Euro lenders' cautions, WSJ says
U.S. banks are preparing to advance in the sector after reporting earnings, with executives touting the gloom coming from their European counterparts as a major opportunity to capitalize on their newfound advantage, the Wall Street Journal reports. On Thursday, Deutsche Bank (DB) CEO John Cryan said that the company must "shrink" its balance sheet, while Barclays (BCS) chairman John McFarlane said that Wall Street lenders are "an enormous threat" to Euro investment banks, the report says. On the other hand, Morgan Stanley (MS) chairman James Gorman said after reporting earnings last week that the company is poised to advanced in the debt trading sector, and that "there's a potential for, over a period of time, share gain for our business," the report says. In addition, Goldman Sachs finance chief Harvey Schwartz said that the company is "seeing potential big restructuring on the European side," the report adds. Publicly traded companies in the European space include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Publicly traded companies in the U.S. space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
July 30, 2015
06:53 EDTRBSRBS reports 1H operating profit GBP5629M vs. GBP2.87B last year
Reports 1H operating profit before tax GBP293M, which includes GBP1.05B of restructuring costs. Reports CET1 12.3% and Tier 1 12.3%.
July 27, 2015
10:44 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp, Chrome River sign strategic agreement
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10:44 EDTUSBU.S. Bank forms strategic channel partnership with Adelman Travel
U.S. Bank is entering into a strategic alliance with global travel management services provider Adelman Travel, through which Adelman will offer U.S. Bank’s suite of corporate payment products, including its virtual payment technology, to corporate payment clients. Under the agreement, U.S. Bank’s global payment tools will be integrated with Adelman’s booking and back-office solutions. As part of the agreement, U.S. Bank’s virtual payment solution will be made available to joint clients with no additional fees.
July 22, 2015
18:18 EDTRBSRBS hires advisers to investigate treatment of small businesses, Reuters says
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July 21, 2015
06:08 EDTRBSU.K. watchdog visited Barclays 186 times in 2014, Bloomberg reports
The FCA's supervisory team made 186 visits to Barclays (BCS) in 2014, more than any other British bank that year, Bloomberg reports. HSBC (HSBC) was next highest with 85 visits, with RBS (RBS) and Lloyds (LYG) following with 65 and 58 encounters, respectively, the report says. Reference Link

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