U.S. News & World Report and Forbes have lists of the most popular banks of 2015 on their websites. Each company uses its own criteria to determine which banks are the best and worst in 2015.
U.S. News & World Report considered each bank's account offerings, loan offerings, BauerFinancial star financial strength rating and branch availability. The company determined that Wells Fargo provided the most value to customers in 2015 based on these criteria. Wells Fargo has 6,353 branches and scored four out of five stars with BauerFinancial. Wells Fargo also offers its customers a wide away of products, including mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and investment options.
Forbes used data provided by SNL Financial in Virginia to determine the best and worst banks in 2015 from among the 100 largest publicly traded banks in the United States. Forbes's criteria determined that New York-based Signature Bank is the best bank in 2015. The full-service bank started in 2001 and has $26 billion in assets as of Dec. 14, 2014. Signature Bank's clients are privately owned businesses with revenue of $20 million or more.
Forbes ranked Bank of Hawaii as the best bank for non-commercial accounts. The bank has $15 billion in assets as of Dec. 14, 2014 and survived the housing bubble using a conservative underwriting strategy.