Profile: U.S. Bancorp (USB.N)

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U.S. Bancorp (U.S. Bancorp), incorporated on April 2, 1929, is a multi-state financial services holding company. U.S. Bancorp provides a range of financial services, including lending and depository services, cash management, foreign exchange and trust and investment management services. It also engages in credit card services, merchant and automated teller machine (ATM) processing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and leasing. The Company operates in five segments: Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate, Consumer and Small Business Banking, Wealth Management and Securities Services, Payment Services and Treasury and Corporate Support. U.S. Bancorp’s banking subsidiaries are engaged in the general banking business, principally in domestic markets. In June 2014, the Company acquired Charter One's retail branch network, as well as small business operations and select middle market client relationships.

The subsidiaries provide a range of products and services to individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities and other financial institutions. Commercial and consumer lending services are principally offered to customers within the Company’s domestic markets, to domestic customers with foreign operations and to national customers. Lending services include traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing, financing and import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance and other products. Depository services include checking accounts, savings accounts and time certificate contracts. Ancillary services, such as foreign exchange, treasury management and receivable lock-box collection, are provided to corporate customers. U.S. Bancorp’s bank and trust subsidiaries provide a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations and charitable organizations.

U.S. Bancorp’s non-banking subsidiaries primarily offer investment and insurance products to the Company’s customers principally within its markets, and mutual fund processing services to a range of mutual funds. Banking and investment services are provided through a network of 3,085 banking offices principally operating in the Midwest and West regions of the United States. The Company operates a network of 5,053 ATMs and provides 24-hour, seven day a week telephone customer service. Mortgage banking services are provided through banking offices and loan production offices throughout the Company’s markets. Consumer lending products may be originated through banking offices, indirect correspondents, brokers and other lending sources. The Company is also a provider of Visa corporate and purchasing card services and corporate trust services in the United States. A wholly-owned subsidiary, Elavon, Inc. (Elavon), provides merchant processing services directly to merchants and through a network of banking affiliations. Affiliates of Elavon provide similar merchant services in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and segments of Europe.

Wholesale Banking and Commercial Real Estate offers lending, equipment finance and small-ticket leasing, depository, treasury management, capital markets, foreign exchange, international trade services and other financial services to middle market, large corporate, commercial real estate, financial institution and public sector clients. Consumer and Small Business Banking delivers products and services through banking offices, telephone servicing and sales, on-line services, direct mail, ATM processing and over mobile devices. It encompasses community banking, metropolitan banking, in-store banking, small business banking, consumer lending, mortgage banking, consumer finance, workplace banking, student banking and 24-hour banking.

Wealth Management and Securities Services provides private banking, financial advisory services, investment management, retail brokerage services, insurance, trust, custody and mutual fund servicing through five businesses: Wealth Management, Corporate Trust Services, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Institutional Trust & Custody and Fund Services. Payment Services includes consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate and purchasing card services, consumer lines of credit and merchant processing. Treasury and Corporate Support includes the Company’s investment portfolios, most covered commercial and commercial real estate loans and related other real estate (OREO), funding, capital management, asset securitization and interest rate risk management.


The Company offers a range of lending products and categorizes its loan portfolio into three segments. Its three loan portfolio segments are commercial lending, consumer lending and covered loans. The two classes within the commercial lending segment are commercial loans and commercial real estate loans. The three classes within consumer lending are residential mortgages, credit card loans and other retail loans. The covered loan segment consists of only one class. The Company’s portfolio of commercial real estate loans includes commercial mortgages and construction and development loans. Total other retail loans, which include retail leasing, home equity and second mortgages and other retail loans.

The commercial lending segment includes loans and leases made to small business, middle market, large corporate, commercial real estate, financial institution, and public sector customers. The consumer lending segment represents loans and leases made to consumer customers, including residential mortgages, credit card loans, and other retail loans, such as revolving consumer lines, auto loans and leases, student loans, and home equity loans and lines. Home equity and second mortgage loans are junior lien closed-end accounts fully disbursed at origination. The Company also engages in non-lending activities that may give rise to credit risk, including derivative transactions for balance sheet hedging purposes, foreign exchange transactions, deposit overdrafts and interest rate swap contracts for customers, and settlement risk, including Automated Clearing House transactions and the processing of credit card transactions for merchants.

The Company offers a range of consumer lending products, including residential mortgages, credit card loans, retail leases, home equity, revolving credit, lending to students and other consumer loans. These consumer lending products are primarily offered through the branch office network, home mortgage and loan production offices, indirect distribution channels, such as automobile dealers, and a consumer finance division. Within Consumer and Small Business Banking, the consumer finance division specializes in serving channel-specific and alternate lending markets in residential mortgages, home equity and installment loan financing. The consumer finance division manages loans originated through a broker network, correspondent relationships and the Company’s branch offices.

Investment Activity

As of December 31, 2011, securities totaled $70.8 billion. U.S. Bancorp’s investment securities include the United States Treasury and agencies, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, obligations of state and political subdivisions and other debt securities and investments.

Sources of Funds

Deposits include noninterest-bearing deposits, interest-bearing deposits, which include interest checking, money market savings, savings accounts; time certificates of deposit less than $100,000, and time deposits greater than $100,000. The Company utilizes both short-term and long-term borrowings. Short-term borrowings include federal funds purchased, commercial paper, repurchase agreements, borrowings secured by high-grade assets and other short-term borrowings.

Company Address

U.S. Bancorp

MINNEAPOLIS   MN   55402-7020
P: +1651.4663000
F: +1612.3030782

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