Regional banks including U.S. Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. may gain business as corporations pull back from bigger lenders that are focusing on rebuilding their balance sheets, Greenwich Associates said.

U.S. Bancorp and PNC are "at the top of the very short list of banks that have burnished their reputations among corporate clients in the United States as a result of their handling of the financial crisis," the Stamford, Conn., firm said, citing the results of a survey of 638 companies worldwide.

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