As major participants in a consolidation wave, the biggest banking companies are likely to find opportunities to reverse the recent steep declines in noninterest income.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and others are set to increase their market share by gobbling up weaker competitors, many of whom had competed heavily on price. Some observers say the acquirers could be able to increase fees on bounced checks, raise penalty charges on late card payments, and hike fees for processing mortgages.

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