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April 16, 2014
07:17 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q1 EPS 73c, consensus 73c
Reports Q1 revenue $4.81B, consensus $4.8B. U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and CEO Richard K. Davis said, “Our first quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, or $.73 per diluted common share, demonstrated our Company’s ability to generate strong results in the face of a slow-growing and uncertain economy. Our industry-leading returns on average assets of 1.56 percent and average common equity of 14.6 percent, combined with our strong efficiency ratio of 52.9 percent, remain among the top performance ratios in our peer group. Our performance clearly reflects the advantage of our diversified business mix and disciplined expense management which has enabled us to withstand the revenue challenges facing our industry in this slow-growth economy. Average loan growth remained strong at 6.0 percent year-over-year and 1.3 percent on a linked quarter basis. Total loan and commitment growth continued to be an area of strength for the Bank, particularly highlighted by our commercial business, which grew loans by 8.5 percent year-over-year and 2.8 percent on a linked quarter basis. This growth demonstrates our ability to gain market share as customers choose to partner with us to expand their businesses when opportunities arise. Credit quality continued to be strong in the first quarter as net charge-offs declined 21.2 percent compared with the prior year and rose modestly on a linked quarter basis due to unusually high recoveries in the prior quarter. Nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets, fell by 1.0 percent and delinquencies also improved in the quarter. Overall credit quality is expected to remain relatively stable in the coming quarters."
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September 29, 2014
07:58 EDTUSBWarren calls for hearing on 'disturbing' Fed tapes, Reuters reports
Two members of the the Senate Banking Committee, Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, called for an investigation into the issues raised by secretly taped conversations between officials at Goldman Sachs (GS) and supervisors at the New York Federal Reserve, reported Reuters. Other large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
September 25, 2014
15:10 EDTUSBHolder resignation as AG positive for banks, says Rafferty Capital
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13:30 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp fined $9M, to pay $47.9M in restitution for identity-theft products
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, has fined U.S. Bancorp $9M and has ordered the company to pay $47.9M in restitution to customers for selling identity-theft products with out providing the full benefits of the products. In a statement, the CFPB said, "The billing of Identity Protection Product fees and acceptance of payments of such fees while failing to provide credit monitoring and credit report retrieval services has resulted in substantial injury to approximately 420,115 consumers in the amount estimated to be $47.9M for identity protection products. This injury was not reasonably avoidable by consumers and is not outweighed by any countervailing benefit to the consumers or to competition. Within 10 days of the effective date, the Bank must reserve or deposit into a segregated deposit account $47.9M, which represents the approximate amount of customer injury caused by the practices described in Section V, for the purpose of providing redress to affected customers as required by this Section." Reference Link
08:07 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp extends freight-payment trade finance capability to Europe
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September 18, 2014
14:08 EDTUSBBanks look to high-interest personal loans to boost revenue, WSJ says
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September 17, 2014
13:16 EDTUSBHolder says DOJ looking to charge bank executives, Washington Post says
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