Though dividend yields in the banking sector aren't what they used to be before the economic crisis, the pall is long gone. We take a look at the U.S banks and thrifts with the highest dividend yields and how the 25 largest banks rank.
In nearly every category, banks reported modest to strong loan growth through the first half, as consumer spending increased and businesses moved forward with expansion plans. Though much of the loan growth since the financial crisis came from banks stealing market share from competitors, this year may well go down as the turning point when loan demand finally rebounded.
The Midwest had the highest number of whole bank and branch deals of any region in the country so far this year, and Stifel worked on more of those deals than any other M&A adviser, according to our semiannual ranking.