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January 27, 2011 08:55 ET

Opinions on TCF Financial Corporation and Citigroup Inc. - Taking the Pulse of the Money Center Banks Industry

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The Financial Stability Board has announced a new plan that will deem certain banks "too big to fail," requiring them to hold extra capital. While the international regulatory body is working to determine ideal criteria by which to categorize financial institutions, it is believed that the world's largest banks will be subjected to tighter lending limits and liquidity surcharges. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the money center banks industry is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the money center banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on TCF Financial Corporation and Citigroup Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

While credit losses continue to improve in the U.S. banking sector, this FSB plan comes at a time when large banks are seeing their pre-tax pre-provision profit shrink. Much of the positive news in Q4 earnings was propped up by large releases of loan-loss provisions. While the news appears positive, some analysts believe Citigroup Inc.'s PTPP fell 18% year over year. Decreasing net-interest margins and regulatory pressures on investment income have hurt overall revenues for the sector. Furthermore, some companies like TCF Financial Corporation are seeing their transaction interchange fee revenue shrink as the federal government installs limits. Investors looking for free research on TCF Financial Corporation and Citigroup Inc. are welcome to sign up at or

Not all banks have been struck equally hard by the financial crisis, however. Those that are not currently strapped for capital are enjoying an attractive environment for acquisition now that many other banks are looking to divest non-core assets, often at a discount. 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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