There are three major types of depository institutions in the United States. They are commercial banks, thrifts (which include savings and loan associations and savings banks) and credit unions.
Commercial banks are the traditional "department stores" of the financial services world.
Banks Operating in Multiple States
AmSouth Bank - Provides banking services to Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida with over 270 locations.
Associated Bank - Financial organization serving Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota
BancWest Corporation - With assets of more than $15 billion, BancWest serves nearly one million households. BancWest has over 200 branches in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.
Bank Audi - Commercial bank provides full banking facilities to US and foreign clients.
Bank of America - Created from the merger of BankAmerica and NationsBank, Bank of America provides full-service banking nationwide.
BB and T Corp. - Financial holding company operating banking subsidiaries in the eastern and southern states. Features history, branch locations, investor relations, and employment opportunities.
Central Carolina Bank - A bank holding company whose principal subsidiaries are Central Carolina Bank and Trust Company of Durham, North Carolina and American Federal Bank of Greenville, South Carolina.
Centura - A U.S. bank with more than 210 offices and more than 200 ATMs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Charter One Bank - Provides financial products and services for both consumers and businesses.
Citibank U.S. - One of the largest full service banks in the world.
Commerce Bank - A financial services bank with over 100 offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Compass Bank - A regional bank with offices in Texas, Alabama and Florida.
First Citizens Bank - Commercial bank with branches in North Carolina and Virginia, and West Virginia.
First Financial Bancorp - Network of banking organizations with 115 locations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky.
First USA - One of the largest corporate banks with offices throughout the United States, Canada, and London, England.
Firststar Bank - A bank holding company with approximately 1,200 banking offices in Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, Arkansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Arizona and Florida.
Fleet Bank - Provides a full range of personal, small business and commercial banking throughout the Northeast.
Harris Bank - Major Chicago-based bank providing retail banking in the Chicago area and corporate banking services to corporations, institutions, non-profit and government entities nationwide.