U.S. Bancorp third-largest mortgage lending originator

U.S. Bancorp beat banking giants Bank of America and Citigroup in the first quarter of the year. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase continue to dominate the unrivaled market share.
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U.S. Bancorp beat banking giants Bank of America and Citigroup in the first quarter of the year. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase continue to dominate the unrivaled market share.

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