On the Tier 1 Common Ratio of Large U.S. Banks

In October of last year the European Banking Authority published the results of its stress test results of European banks. Most of the banks studied by the agency passed the test with only 13 identified to need extra capital including  Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA of Italy, National Bank of Greece(NBG). From a Journal …

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A Note on the “Big Four” in Four Countries

In many countries across the world banking industry is dominated by a handful of banks. These banks are the largest in those countries based on factors like market capitalization, market share of deposits, home mortgages, etc. In a few countries just four banks dominate the industry. These banks are called as the “Big Four”. According …

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Some Comments On The U.S. Banking Industry

There are over 7,000 commercial and community banks in the U.S. In addition, there are over 7,000 credit unions. Hence consumers have a  plenty of choices to choose a bank that they want bank with. However the big four “super-banks” dominate the industry just like in other industries. These “super-banks” are Bank of America (BAC), …

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Are Under-Performing European Banks A Better Investment Than American Banks?

European banks have lagged in performance relative to their American peers since the Global Financial Crisis for many reasons. For example unlike U.S. banks, most banks in Europe were reluctant to raise capital by issuing shares. This only made the situation worse as they were unable to recover quickly. Five years after the crisis, the …

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