Checking-account customers who live in the Northeast and Southwest are more likely to enjoy consumer-friendly services than their counterparts in the Midwest and some Western states, according to a new analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Where Banks Were Strong and Weak in FDIC's Report Card
There was plenty for banks to be encouraged about in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s most recent Quarterly Banking Profile, which reported comprehensive industry earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 2014. Community bank lending is showing steady growth, capital levels keep rising and the FDIC's insurance reserves are stabilizing. But the numbers also contained worrisome signs. Here are key takeaways from the report.