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$USB reported 5.4% growth in its credit and debit card revenue. This growth was driven by higher sales volumes. Trust and investment management fees increased 7.1% mainly due to favorable market conditions and net asset and account growth. Merchant processing revenue fell 1% YoY due to exit of certain joint ventures in 2Q17.
During 4Q17, $USB's net interest margin decreased 2Bps to 3.08%. Non-interest expense increased 3.6% YoY, reflecting higher compensation and employee benefits expense mainly related to hiring to support business growth and compliance programs.
Minneapolis-based bank $USB saw a benefit of $910MM in 4Q17 from the new federal tax law, helping the bank earn $1.68Bil, or $0.97 per share, up 13.8% from a year ago. This increase was also driven by rising interest rates and loan growth. Non-GAAP EPS was $0.88. Total revenue during the quarter was $5.63Bil, up 3.7% YoY.
$USB's BoD declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.30 per common share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 16, 2018, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 29, 2017. At this rate, the annual dividend is equivalent to $1.20 per common share.
$USB's credit and debit card revenue during 3Q17 increased 3% on year-over-year basis, helped by higher sales volumes. The company's Trust and asset management revenue grew 5%, reflecting business growth and favorable market conditions. Merchant processing revenue was down 1.7%.
$USB's net interest margin during 3Q17 was 12 basis points higher than 3Q16 and 6 basis points higher than 2Q17. This increase in the net margin was due to higher interest rates and loan portfolio mix. Average loans grew 3% during the quarter.
Minneapolis-based regional bank $USB reported 4% growth in its 3Q17 profit, helped by higher interest rates. Net income rose to $1.56Bil, or $0.88 per share, compared with $1.50Bil, or $0.84 per share during 3Q16. Revenue rose 4% YoY to $5.61Bil. Net interest income rose 8% from the prior year period.
$USB announced yesterday that its Voyager fleet cards will be using EMV M/Chip technology from $MA. Voyager is the first fleet card network to use the technology. $MA introduced the M/Chip solution last year to improve transaction time at the terminal. Post the liability shift deadline of Oct. 2015, migration towards EMV-based cards started in US.
Financial services company $USB reported a 1.4% drop in its 2Q17 net attributable income mainly due to lower noninterest income. Net income fell to $1.58Bil from $1.52Bil during the prior year quarter. However, diluted EPS rose 2.4% to $0.85 from $0.83 during 2Q16. Revenue rose to $5.4Bil.