Big Banks Have the Worst Reputations, and They Deserve Them

The headlines have become all too familiar. A mega bank engulfed in scandal as a rogue trader loses billions. Robo-signers foreclose on homes by the thousand. A CEO ousted after losing a board room showdown. 

American Banker recently published its 2013 Reputation Survey and confirmed what should aleady be obvious: After five years of public relations nightmares, consumers don't think so highly of the megabanks like Bank of America . However, there are springs of hope, particularly for the regional and non traditional banks.

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