Despite consumer credit woes and rising interest rates, analysts expect big banks to report first-quarter earnings up a healthy 12% on average.

Only three of the top 50 banks will report lower earnings than in the first quarter of 1996, and several could show substantial gains, according to consensus estimates tabulated by First Call Corp.

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