Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company. Their main offices are headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifth Third Bank services the following states: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. They provide a network of over 2,600 ATMs and more than 1,250 full-service branches. They also provide financing options for home buyers, individuals seeking higher learning, and retirement options.
HSBC was founded in 1865 and has provided customers with service for. HSBC is a global bank that had one of its first banks in Hong Kong in order to trade between Europe and Asia. Their idea was to be a local bank serving international needs. They serve around 51 million customers in 73 countries and territories.
The Arvest Bank journey started in 1961. Originally known as The Bank of Bentonville, Arvest Bank has grown into a platform consisting of over 200 branches. When the bank was originally purchased, it had $3.5 million in deposits. Today, the Arvest Bank assets now exceed $16 billion. The Arvest Bank services can be found in over 120 communities and is the largest bank in Arkansas in terms of deposit market share.
Back in 1985, SunTrust was founded as a banking solution for the southeast U.S. In just over thirty years, SunTrust has grown to include nearly 1,500 physical branches and 2,243 compatible ATM's. The SunTrust Plaza headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia and is made up of over $190 billion in assets. The current Chairman and CEO is William H. Rogers, Jr. and the bank employs over 26,000 people.
First Commonwealth Bank was founded in 1857 as a financial services company. It is primarily based in Indiana and Pennsylvania. For over 150 years, First Commonwealthhas served the Central Pennsylvania region. First Commonwealth is one of the few stronger banks that did not accept TARP funds in 2008.
FirstMerit Bank’s oldest branch started out as Old Phoenix National Bank in Medina, Ohio and has been in business since 1845. The next 150 years consisted of Old Phoenix merging with other banks, finally becoming FirstMerit Corporation in 1996 after uniting six subsidiary Ohio banks, forming what is known today as FirstMerit Bank. Asset-wise, FirstMerit is today’s 28th largest commercial bank in the United States. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstMerit Corporation is a $25.1 billion multiple financial services company with 384 banking offices and 412 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
The Charles Schwab Company got its start as an investment newsletter created in 1963 by Charles (Chuck) Schwab and two partners at the same firm. The newsletter was named Investment Indicator. By 1971, the firm had become a wholly owned subsidiary of Commander Industries, Inc. in the state of California. The company’s mission was to offer traditional brokerage services along with publishing the Schwab Investment newsletter. Soon after, Schwab and four partners acquired Commander Industries and changed its name to Charles Schwab and Company in 1973. Over the years, Charles Schwab has been a pioneer in the financial services field, being the first to offer bank accounts without minimum balance and maintenance fees. Today, Charles Schwab serves over 8.2 million client brokerage accounts, with more than $1.65 trillion in assets from over 300 offices in the United States, one office in Puerto Rico, one branch in London and one branch in Hong Kong.
Founded in 1917, Chemical Bank is a Michigan-based bank with their headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Chemical Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemical Financial Corporation and operates 187 offices spread over the lower peninsula of Michigan. It is the second largest bank in the state.
First Citizens Bank is a subsidiary of the First Citizens Bancshares, Incorporated. The other subsidiary is IronStone Bank. First Citizens Bank operates in 18 states and the District of Columbia. A merger is in place, that if it goes through, will make it the sixth largest bank in the Southeast. First Citizens Bank operates over 575 branches.
In 1874, Bank of the West originally opened up for business on the California frontier. Originally known as the Farmers National Gold Bank, today Bank of the West is one of ten banks nationwide authorized to issue paper currency backed by gold reserves. With this backing, the Bank of the West has helped people build homes, finance farms, and grow businesses. The Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. The Bank of the West offices can be found in 22 states and is comprised of more than $75.7 billion in assets.