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  Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS - Banks in Real Estate - The Big Grab - Talking Po   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Banks are stepping up their purchases of insurance agencies now that they have been allowed to enter the insurance business.
Banks have never before been allowed into the brokerage of tangible assets, only assets clearly recognized as financial instruments or what could be substituted for money.
Banks may lower real estate commission rates and other real estate fees in order to cross-sell other services to real estate customers, such as mortgage insurance, fees for collecting and paying real estate taxes, or excessive homeowners' insurance coverage.
www.parealtor.org /content/banksinrealestatethebiggrabtalking.asp   (2724 words)

 Big Five banks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Big Five banks, listed in order of market capitalization (largest to smallest) with their current corporate brand names, are:
The Big Six chartered banks participate in the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS) together with 8 other banks (including the Bank of Canada).
In 1998, the Bank of Montreal proposed a merger with Royal Bank around the same time that CIBC proposed a merger with the Toronto-Dominion Bank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Five_banks   (374 words)

 OttoMind TLC | Banks Power: How the TLC features work to add reliability and durability.
The Big Hoss programmers are an extension of the well-known Banks OttoMind programmers included in the Git-Kit through PowerPack power systems for '94-03 Ford 7.3L Power Stroke diesel pickups and '98-02 Dodge Cummins 5.9L 24-valve diesel pickups.
Each Big Hoss unit is pre-programmed at the Banks factory to the level specified by the customer.
One of the great features of the Big Hoss programmers is that if the owner decides to make further modifications to his (or her) truck, Banks will reprogram the Big Hoss module to a higher level for a minimal fee.
www.bankspower.com /Tech_bighoss-bigpower.cfm   (905 words)

Banking industry leaders are casting about for future strategies -- ranging from layoffs to strategic acquisitions -- as they brace for a possible rejection by Ottawa of their proposed mega-mergers.
He told the Senate banking committee public hearings on the MacKay report that fast-tracking the banking overhaul is vital to avoid the issues being lost in a morass of debate.
The mergers, proposed by Royal Bank with Bank of Montreal and CIBC with Toronto-Dominion Bank, will lead to dramatic cuts in the number of branches and that could ultimately slash their expenses by between $29 billion and $88 billion over 10 years, according to the report by the Vancouver-based conservative think-tank.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/5202/banks.html   (9366 words)

 Big Five Safaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Big Five Safaris boasts the best hunting in Africa.
Twenty five species of game are hunted in this 1500 Kilometre area of Chewore North, Zimbabwe.
Come fishing for trophy-sized tigerfish on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi River, or relax in one of our luxurious chalets.
www.bigfivesafaris.co.zw   (128 words)

 Global Finance Magazine - Canadian Banks Want to Fatten Up to Bring Home the Bacon
The Big Five Canadian banks are having difficulty finding growth opportunities on their own turf, however, and many of them think the grass looks greener on the US side of the border.
Bank of Montreal, for example, is aiming to become the biggest bank in the Chicago area in the next five years.
According to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the US is the most logical market outside of Canada in which to expand, given that it is the largest global economy and has similar culture and language to Canada, and the fragmented nature of its banking industry offers good potential for growth.
globalf.vwh.net /content/?article_id=547   (1790 words)

 Strategymag.com - Big five banks set sights on financial upstarts (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
You can't help but wonder if banks looked over their shoulders from busily building their wealth management practices to realize that maybe their core business was being nibbled away at - and the reason that was happening was because they'd always taken those customers for granted.
Canadians hate their banks from the perspective of a customer, but in a funny way love them from the perspective of a citizen.
I think the big banks should have played to their strengths, and I would submit the Royal Bank is doing just that.
www.strategymag.com.cob-web.org:8888 /articles/magazine/20010730/bigfive.html?page=3   (601 words)

 Big Five banks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Canada, the term Big Five Banks is frequently used to refer to the five biggest banks that dominate the banking industry in Canada: Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal and Bank of Nova Scotia.
As of 2004, these banks, together with the National Bank of Canada are the only six banks listed on Schedule I as the chartered national banks.
Sometimes these six banks are refered to as Big Six banks.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/b/bi/big_five_banks.html   (126 words)

 Big Five Tours and Safaris Limited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Situated on the city boundary, the park covers an area of 44 square miles and is home to a wide range of animals including lion, cheetah and buffalo.
You may be lucky and spot hippos and crocodiles along the banks of the Athi River.
At the main entrance to the park is the Animal Orphanage which cares for semi-tame, orphaned and wounded animals.
www.bigfiveafrica.com /Kenya8.htm   (189 words)

 Major banks witness more cash withdrawals -DAWN - Business; 21 January, 2005
KARACHI, Jan 20: Five big local banks namely National Bank, Habib Bank, Muslim Commercial Bank, United Bank and Allied Bank meet the bulk of the additional requirement of cash during Eidul Azha, inquiries made at these banks show.
Bankers say that as a couple of other local banks are also spreading their branch networks, they too have started witnessing cash withdrawals, though not as intense as being witnessed by the big five.
Banks had to turn to the State Bank for borrowing overnight funds on every working day minus one since then.
www.dawn.com /2005/01/21/ebr5.htm   (668 words)

 Five big banks form Global ATM Alliance ATMmarketplace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five of the world's largest financial institutions -- Bank of America, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Scotiabank and Westpac -- have launched the first Global ATM Alliance to create financial services expressly for their customers who travel internationally.
Customers of the five banks can begin using the alliance's cash machine network without charge on July 1.
Bank of America has more than 12,000 ATMs in the U.S., Barclays has more than 3,000 ATMs throughout the UK, Deutsche Bank has more than 1,800 machines in Germany, Scotiabank has more than 2,100 ATMs in Canada, and Westpac has more than 1,500 machines in Australia.
www.atmmarketplace.com /news_printable.htm?id=10252   (267 words)

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The report marks the beginning of a year when regulatory attention will shift from Japan's five big banks to regional financial institutions such as local banks, credit associations and agricultural co-operatives.
Regional financial institutions' deposits exceed those of the big banks, highlighting the need for revitalisation and the development of a functioning credit allocation system.
Total deposits at the big banks in March 2002 were Y226,000bn compared with about Y438,000 at other financial institutions, according to the Shinkin Central Bank.
courses.wcupa.edu /rbove/eco343/040Compecon/Japan/040104banks.txt   (431 words)

 U. S. Banker | Blocking Consolidation in Canada
Canadians’ love-hate relationship with the “Big Five” banks—the largest and best employers and sponsors of community activities like pee-wee hockey teams—is at the core of their collective merger angst.
In Canada, the topic of domestic bank mergers is a political hot potato—so sensitive that most bank executives and even bank analysts decline to talk openly about the subject for fear of a backlash.
He says that some “important members” of the government are sympathetic to the notion that Canada’s economy would benefit from having at least one “national champion” bank that’s big enough to compete globally, and pegs the odds of a merger being completed by the end of next year at 75 percent.
www.us-banker.com /article.html?id=20040415OJ0RCR4T   (2090 words)

 Big Five Banks Of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While these are the 800 pound gorillas of the Canadian banking scene (together they account for about 92% of the market in Canada), they're still small (although the Big Five are all in the global top 100) compared to global heavy-hitters (e.g.
When I started watching, I seem to recall that the Royal Bank was the 5th largest Bank in the world (by assets) and that other Canadian Banks that are members of the then 'big five' were also in the World's top ten.
Changes in the American Banking laws modified the the global rankings with the growth of the German and Japanese economies being a contributing factor.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?BigFiveBanksOfCanada   (298 words)

 U. S. Banker | How Big? Texas Big
The national banks with their big balance sheets and branch networks (1,300 among the top four alone) have roped much of the state’s retail and large corporate business.
Unit banking laws, which get some of the blame for the 80s collapse, were only rescinded a decade ago.
Big national players swooped in to pick over the carcasses of the fallen giants, sparking perhaps the greatest mass transference of bank assets, liabilities and locations ever.
www.us-banker.com /article.html?id=20040415GBLLPLAG   (1969 words)

 Money in the banks: Time to buy the Big Five?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For investors who like to sleep soundly at night, all the big Canadian banks are solidly capitalized and use sophisticated risk-management techniques.
The biggest bank, the Royal (TSX:RY) boasts a 10-year compound annual stock-price gain of 19 per cent, compared with 18 per cent for Scotiabank (TSX:BNS), 17 per cent for Toronto-Dominion (TSX:TD) and 14 per cent for Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO).
And whatever happens, bank shares pay an unquantifiable psychological benefit: the more you detest getting nickel-dimed by account fees, the happier you'll be as a part-owner of the bank.
www.cbc.ca /cp/Money/060518/J051804U.html   (865 words)

 Metro Credit Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This market segment is at a stage where they are in the process of building potentially life long banking relationships and are enticed by the ability to conduct banking immediately from distributed locations.
MCU is in direct competition with Canada’s big five banks (Royal Bank, CIBC, Bank of Montreal, TD Canada Trust and Bank of Nova Scotia), other credit unions, and international and Internet based banks.
Through an association of Canadian credit unions http://www.cucentral.ca/, MCU is able to compete technologically and geographically with the big banks.
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~umsparr0/118.221/environmental.htm   (1026 words)

 Big Five banks dominate sales in peak RRSP season But estimated total $9.5-billion in sales falls below $10.9-billion ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Canada's five biggest banks dominated registered retirement savings plan season in 2005, gobbling up more than half of the mutual fund industry's estimated $9.5-billion in net sales during the first three months of this year.
The banks' commanding position in the sector was detailed yesterday when the Investment Funds Institute of Canada released its March sales estimates.
Canada's five biggest banks gobbled up more than half of the mutual fund industry's estimated $9.5-billion in net sales during the first three months of this year.
www.workopolis.com.cob-web.org:8888 /servlet/Content/qprinter/20050405/RIFIC05   (647 words)

 (10/8/98) Financial Warfare: How The Biggest Banks Created A Global Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Selected banks -- the lucky ones -- are to be "made more attractive" by earmarking a significant chunk of the bailout money to finance (subsidize) their acquisition at depressed prices by foreign buyers -- i.e., the shopping-spree by Western financiers is funded by the government on borrowed money from Western financiers.
The "big six" Wall Street commercial banks (including Chase, Bank America, Citicorp and J. Morgan) and the "big five" merchant banks (including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney) were consulted on the clauses to be included in the bailout agreements.
More importantly, the banks and speculators want access to the details of IMF negotiations with member governments which will enable them to carefully position their assaults in financial markets both prior and in the wake of an IMF bailout agreement.
www.monitor.net /monitor/9809b/copyright/lootbanks.html   (3164 words)

 Big five - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the UN was formed in 1945, these five comprised a majority of the world's population, military might, and wealth, with the British Empire alone having nearly a quarter of the world's population.
Big Five is a colloquial term for the members of the defacto Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China pre-1956.
Big Five Game, a term coined by the hunting fraternity in Africa to refer to the five most dangerous animals to hunt i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Five   (805 words)

 Big Five Tours and Safaris Limited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Shaba Game Reserve, made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa, is often referred to as "Born Free Country".
Located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Sarova shaba offers a luxury seldom found in the African bush, provides an oasis from the equatorial sun in this harsh but spectacular land of rocky soil and scrubland.
This is big game country and long famed as one of Africa's greatest concentrations of game.
www.bigfiveafrica.com /SpecialS.htm   (703 words)

 CUNA News Now: Canadian CUs see banks' M&A as opportunity
However, opponents claim that any combination of Canada's "Big Five" banks--Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Bank of Montreal--would create a mega monster.
A combined bank from this group would crush smaller rivals while closing branches and laying off thousands of workers, say opponents.
Combined credit union assets are C$78.5 billion (US$65 billion), roughly one-fourth of the assets of the smallest of the Big Five banks.
www.cuna.org /newsnow/05/international071405-1.html   (307 words)

 The Dominion: Gouging Together a Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to www.cancrc.org, "banks have refused to disclose detailed information about their lending to women, minorities, in low-income neighbourhoods or specific regions of Canada." Without this information, there is no way to determine with certainty whether banks are discriminating against certain groups, or denying financial services to certain demographics.
Critics have argued that banks deny access to individuals with low incomes by demanding kinds of identification they are not likely to have before granting an account, among other tactics.
Six largest banks account for more than 85 per cent of the assets of our banking industry and have even increased their share of deposits from 70% in 1997 to 73% in 2001.
dominionpaper.ca /features/2003/gouging_together_a_living.html   (2021 words)

 Wanted: law firm to sue the UK’s big five banks - 27 September 2004
Most of the top 20 have big or growing banking practices and are actively targeting work from several or all of the banks.
Of the top five banks, it is understood that Barclays, HSBC and RBS have clauses in their panel agreements prohibiting firms from litigating against them.
The banks include a provision for a waiver of this responsibility, but litigators claim that it is virtually impossible to seek a waiver without revealing information confidential to the potential plaintiff.
www.thelawyer.com /cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=112203&d=11&h=24&f=46   (970 words)

 Canadian Banks
The "Big Five" Canadian banks are Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal.
The big five Canadian banks and the Bank of Canada, are frequently called the "Big Six Banks" account for 90% of the assets of the Canadian banking business.
The "big five" Canadian Banks have significant presence outside of Canada most notably in United States, Latin America, the Caribbean region and Asia.
www.canadabanks.net   (148 words)

 TWO MOUNTAINEERS EARN WOMEN'S SOCCER WEEKLY HONORS :: Notre Dame's Shaner and Connecticut's Eng also grab accolades
Sunday against the Bulls, Banks posted her fourth goal of the season at the 2:34 mark to give the Mountaineers an early 1-0 lead.
Banks currently ranks second on the team with nine points.
Five minutes later, she scored the game-winning goal for the Huskies.
www.bigeast.org /sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/101005aac.html   (496 words)

 Strategymag.com - Big five banks set sights on financial upstarts
PC Financial is a full-service virtual bank that offers its customers no-fee banking and credit card products, and lower-rate mortgages, all accumulating PC points to be used for free groceries.
At Bank of Montreal, we saw the launch of its first Quebec-only campaign in 10 years this past April.
There is some speculation in the industry that there will be some new and big things from Bank of Montreal in the near future, purely because of its recent appointment of Michael Beckerman, formerly of Nike, Canadian Airlines and MVP.com, as SVP of marketing.
www.strategymag.com /articles/magazine/20010730/bigfive.html   (556 words)

 TIME.com: Bank Bonanzas -- Sep. 13, 1926 -- Page 1
The "Big Five," progressive runners-up to the sacrosanct Bank of England, are, of course, the Midland Bank, with 850 branches; Barclays Bank (richest of the "Five") with 1,000 branches; Lloyds Bank, with 1,650; the National Provincial Bank, 1,125; and the Westminster Bank, 926.
Since the War, the "Big Five" have built 100 times as many branch banks as there have been built churches in Great Britain and ten times as many branch banks as there have been built cinema theatres.
At present the Berliner Handels, the Disconto Bank, the Dresdener Bank, the Darmstadter (Danat) Bank and the Deutsche Bank,* and to a lesser extent the Commerz and Privat Bank and the Mitteldeutsche Kredit Bank, may be said to control German industry.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,722510,00.html   (773 words)

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