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The North America Banking Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (April 2006) Product Image

The North America Banking Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (April 2006)

  • Published: April 2006
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 36 pages
  • Mergent

Current Environment - Key Points
- In the third quarter of 2005, banks in New Orleans and Mississippi suffered significant earnings losses following the disaster of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
- Overall, US banks reported four consecutive years of record earnings at the end of 2005, with strong earnings growth from securities gains and mortgage bonds, reduced loan loss provisions and lower overheads
- There was a series of deals between banks and non-bank institutions in 2005
- On March 7, the Bank of Canada raised its interest rates by one quarter of a percentage point to 3.75% to give more room for the central bank to change the economy's direction
- The Enron scandal cost Canada's biggest banks billions of dollars in charges for their liabilities in related lawsuits in 2005
- Since 1998, Canadian big banks have effectively been prevented from merging

Industry Profile - Key Points
- According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), by the end of September 2005, assets and deposits held by the US banking industry were $10.71 trillion and $6.98 trillion respectively
- As the number of new immigrants in the US continues to surge, the READ MORE >

Current Environment - US
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Banks
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Current Environment - Canada
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Banks
- Mergers and Acquisitions

Industry Profile - US
- Industry Size and Value
- Industry Focus
- Sector Investment
- Policy and Regulatory
Environment

Industry Profile - Canada
- Industry Overview
- Industry Size and Value
- Industry Focus
- Policy and Regulatory
Environment
Market Trends and Outlook -
US
- Bank Branches in the US
Continue to Grow
- Banks Increase Focus on Small
Businesses
- Online Banking on the Rise
- Market Outlook
Market Trends and Outlook -
Canada
- Canadian Banks Eye US Growth
- Banks to Upgrade Point-of-Sale
Infrastructure
- Rising Interest Rates and Prices
Deflate Housing Boom
- Market Outlook
Currency Conversion Table
The Scope of This Report
Key References
Comparative Data
Reports Coverage

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