Bank United's Impressive Balancing Act

Last week, in the column "These Banks Have Profitability in the Cards," I briefly mentioned that Bank United (BKU) maintains net interest margins that are matched only by the credit card companies, and yet Bank United carries no credit card assets. 

Bank United's net interest margin at 6.14% is very high in comparison with almost all other banks and twice as high as the closest publicly traded banks of similar size. BancorpSouth (BXS) and Washington Federal (WAFD) have almost the same total assets as Bank United at about $13 billion, but their NIMs are 3.41% and 3.23% respectively....497 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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