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September 09, 2010 08:52 ET

Research on Zions Bancorp and Pacific Capital Bancorp -- Scrutiny and Closures

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the pacific regional banks industry and has completed analytical research on Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) and Pacific Capital Bancorp (NASDAQ: PCBC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Since the major credit crunch took place, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been closing down over-leveraged banks on a regular basis. This has been a major indicator of the Regional-Pacific Bank sector's health. Around half of community banks remain highly over-leveraged in their commercial real estate businesses and are in danger of being shut down by the FDIC. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the pacific regional banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Zions Bancorp and Pacific Capital Bancorp; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While this is clearly bad for some companies, some banks within the sector like Zions Bancorp find themselves uniquely positioned to consolidate some of the FDIC's seized assets. This should prove to be a huge factor as the markets begin to show signs of turning around. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Zions Bancorp at

Some of the more ineffective FDIC mergers have proven to be good opportunities within the sector for other reasons. As credit improves alongside of the uncertainty created from the financial reform bill that regulates debit and overdraft fees, the potential for mergers and acquisitions also increases. It is likely that M&A will make a comeback as credit continues to expand and recovering financial markets improve earnings. With revenue from mortgages and loans also anticipated to improve during the coming years, companies within the sector that can survive the current economic environment should be poised for multi-dimensional growth moving forward. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the pacific regional banks industry.

Whilst the FDIC black list of troubled banks is not available for public viewing, it is fact that a number of banks are under constant scrutiny. An instance of that would be Pacific Capital Bancorp which has to seek written approval for debt and dividend issuance amongst others. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Pacific Capital Bancorp at

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