Best US Regional Banks 2014

Global Finance

Names The Best Regional Banks In The US 2014


New York, March 14, 2014

Global Finance

magazine has announced its first annual awards for the Best Regional Banks in the US, along with the World’s Best Banks in Developed and Emerging Markets. The list of US regional winners follows below. A full report on all winning banks will appear in the May issue of

Global Finance


The editors of

Global Finance

made the selections after extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers, and analysts around the country. In selecting these top banks, editors considered factors that range from the quantitative objective to the informed subjective.

Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products. Subjective criteria included the opinions of equity analysts, credit rating analysts, banking consultants and others involved in the industry. The mix of these factors yields leading banks that may not be the largest, the oldest or the most diversified in a given region, but rather the bestthose banks with which companies around the world would most likely want to do business.

The banks that

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is honoring set themselves apart by anticipating and responding to the specific needs of their customers, which vary greatly from region to region, said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of

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. With the recovery from the financial crisis moving along slowly, these banks have performed the best under difficult conditions.

New England
Eastern Bank

PNC Bank

Great Lakes
U.S. Bancorp

UMB Financial



Rocky Mountain
Zions Bancorporation

Far West
Silicon Valley Bank