Weiss Ratings' Guide to Banks is the ideal resource for accurate, unbiased ratings and data to help citizens across the U.S. choose a commercial bank, savings bank, or savings & loan for themselves, their families, their companies, or their clients. Most people automatically assume their bank will survive, year after year. However, in this world of shifting risks, no financial institution is certain, and a bank's failure could cause lost money, lost time, tied-up deposits, dropped credit lines, and the transfer to another institution under not-so-friendly terms. Luckily, Weiss Ratings' Guide to Banks gives both novice and experienced bankers the tools they need to survive in today's shifting economic market. Grey House's Financial Ratings Series combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings to offer the public a single, comprehensive source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools. From health insurers to banks and credit unions to stocks and mutual funds, the Financial Ratings Series provides accurate, independent information that consumers need to make informed financial decisions.All of Weiss Ratings' Guides are published quarterly, utilize a clear-cut A-to-F rating system (similar to school grading systems), and contain more complete, up-to-date ratings than any of their competitors. This Spring 2016 edition of Weiss Ratings' Guide to Banks features ratings and analyses of over 8,500 U.S. commercial banks, savings banks, and savings & loans. Many of these companies are not rated anywhere else. Weiss Ratings' Guide to Banks is divided into three sections, preceded by an introductory section and followed by a thorough Appendix. Weiss' complete letter-grade rubric is detailed on the inside front cover-an easily accessible reference for users researching companies in this guide.