re-posted from 5/16/16:
Four banks control 51.2% (2014) of all banking assets in the U.S.: JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank. - Real Clear Markets, Martin Neil Baily, Sarah Holmes
(or) Five banks control 44% (6.8 trillion) of total banking assets (or app. 15 trillion) (2014); the fifth bank being, US Bancorp. - Forbes, Steve Schaeffer
(or) Five banks control 44.61% (2015) of all U.S. bank assets. - CNBC
re-posted from 5/19/16: "One in four local banks has vanished since 2008." - Banking
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