Improved credit quality, loan demand help regional banks

U.S. regional banks saw increased earnings in the second quarter as a result of fewer delinquent loans -- which allowed them to reduce loan-loss reserves -- and improving loan demand. "While our customers are cautious, they do take opportunities," said Fifth Third Bancorp CEO Kevin Kabat.

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