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July 13, 2011 09:06 ET

Equity Research on US Bancorp and Northern Trust Corporation - Regional Midwest Banks Struggle With Loan Growth

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Regional - Midwest Banks industry and has completed analytical research on US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Ever since the recession spoiled much of the population's debt appetite, companies all throughout the banking sector have been starving for loan growth. Many have taken non-traditional approaches to increasing their revenues. While larger corporations within the economy have been feeling some measure of health, helping to prop up larger money center banks, regional banks which deal more heavily with smaller businesses could be in for more troubles. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Regional - Midwest Banks industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Regional - Midwest Banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on US Bancorp and Northern Trust Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

A recent survey by US Bancorp showed that many small businesses still consider the economy to be in recession and do not anticipate increasing their staffing levels. This is bad news for loan growth around the Regional- Midwest Banks sector due to its exposure to this troubled half of the economy. US Bancorp research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Still, credit quality is on the mend and most banks throughout the economy are healthier than they were during the recession. The release of provisions set aside for loan losses will help maintain some level of earnings as banks' portfolios improve. Residential lending remains constrained despite low interest rates and hordes of attractively priced housing. The low interest rates are also negatively affecting trust banks in the sector like Northern Trust Corp. as they struggle to find more means to trim costs. Northern Trust Corporation research report is available for free by signing up now at

The uncertainty surrounding the various elements to which the Regional - Midwest Banks sector is exposed makes it very difficult to project the sector's general movement. However, close analysis may give investor's insight into some clear winners or losers. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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