U.S. Bank (U.S. Bancorp)
U.S. Bancorp is an American diversified financial services holding company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest bank in the United States based on $384.2 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2014 per official FDIC data) and fourth largest in the US in total branches. U.S. Bank ranks as the fifth largest bank in the U.S. based on deposits, with $263.7B in deposits as of June 30, 2014. U.S. Bank's branch network serves 25 Midwestern and Western states with 3,174 banking offices and 5,005 ATMs. U.S. Bancorp offers regional consumer and business banking and wealth management services, national wholesale and trust services and global payments services to over 15.8 million customers. The company employs over 65,000 people.
U.S. Bank is a nationally chartered bank, regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury.
Today’s U.S. Bank was forged during the 1990s from the acquisitions of several major regional banks in the West and Midwest. Those banks, in turn, had grown from the mergers of numerous smaller banks throughout the years. Since 1988 alone, mergers with and acquisitions of more than 50 banks, large and small, have helped form today’s U.S. Bank.
The U.S. Bank name first appeared as United States National Bank of Portland, established in Portland, Oregon in 1891; it changed its name to the United States National Bank of Oregon in 1964. In 1902, it merged with Ainsworth National Bank of Portland, but kept the U.S. National Bank name. The decision turned out to be fortuitous, as a 1913 federal law prohibited other banks from using “United States” in their names from that time forward. U.S. National was among the first banks to form a bank holding company — called U.S. Bancorp.