East West Bank was founded in 1973 in Los Angeles, California. Assets total more than $33 billion and is headquartered in Pasadena, California. There are over 130 branch locations in the United States and Greater China. With its 2009 acquisition from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, East West Bank became the largest bank based in Southern California.
California Bank and Trust is an entirely full-service bank that takes a particular interest in business banking. Their headquarters are in San Diego, California and their assets total more than $11 billion. To date, there are over one hundred branches. These branches are only located up and down the state of California. California Bank and Trust is a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation, which is one of the nation's top fifty bank holding companies in the country.
What is currently known as Associated Banc Corp started out as First National Bank of Neenah, Wisconsin in 1861. The year 1970 was pivotal due to the merging of the Neenah Bank with two other Northeast Wisconsin banks—Kellogg Citizens Bank of Green Bay and Manitowoc Savings Bank. The second key event earning Associated Banc its name was the 1997 merger of First Financial and Associated Bank, resulting in the retaining of the latter name. Today, approximately 150 years later, Associated Banc Corp is one of the top 50 publicly traded, bank holding companies in the United States based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The bank offers a variety of financial products and services in over 200 banking locations in more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, including offering commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.
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.
Commerce Bank was founded in 1865 by Francis Reid Long as the Kansas City Savings Association with only $10,000 in capital. The association was then acquired in 1881 and it became the National Bank of Commerce. It eventually became the Commerce Bank in 1903. Commerce Bank is the oldest and largest bank in Kansas City. It is listed as the 48th largest bank holding company in the United States as reported by the Federal Reserve Bank.
Back in 1849 down in Detroit Michigan, the Detroit Savings Fund Institute was initially formed. Today, Comerica has grown into one of the largest U.S. financial holding companies with over $70 billion in assets. The headquarters are now in Dallas Texas and the bank employs over 9,000 people. In 2008, Comerica partnered with MasterCard to create the Direct Express Debit MasterCard prepaid debit card. Comerica Bank is the only issuing bank for the debit card.
People’s United Bank was started in the Northeastern United States in 1842 as a premier, community-based, regional bank in offering commercial and retail banking, and wealth management services. However, it found its niche to be servicing the middle class population while other banks mainly focused on commercial businesses. After years of conversions, mergers and acquisitions, People’s Bank became People’s United Bank in 2007. Today, People's United Bank operates as a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. with $36 billion in assets. They currently have over 5,000 employees and branches in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New York. There are People’s United Bank Stop and Shop branches at more than 140 metro locations in New York and Connecticut.
Ally is a company that offers financial services and has been named “Best Online Bank” by MONEY Magazine four years in a row. One of Ally Banks's main focuses is to provide a comprehensive and unmatched product suite to automotive dealers. It has received multiple awards and recognitions since 2006 for its effort to be the best. Ally began in 1919 as a captive finance subsidiary. Since then, they have evolved into an independent, market-driven company that is philosophically and operationally centered on delivering the best value to customers. Today, Ally Financial is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top online banking franchise. Their emphasis is the same today as it was nearly 100 years ago to provide best-in-class service and comprehensive, innovative and unmatched product offerings to customers.
Started in 1882 as Harris Bank, BMO Harris Bank has grown to be one of the largest banks in the Midwest. BMO Harris Bank serves personal, commercial, and affluent customers. There are over 600 physical branches and over 1,300 ATMs. The BMO Harris Bank service can be found in eight states and includes banking, financing, and investing solutions.
For over 126 years, First Financial has served the financial needs of their clients, helping them better manage and save their money. Despite recent trouble in the banking industry, First FInancial Bank continued to grow through acquisitions, new branches and the expansion of their services. Despite humble beginnings, First Financial is known as one of the nation's most financially secure banking institutions, with assets totaling over $.653 billion.