Press Release

Bank Director Announces Top 25 Banks In The U.S.

NASHVILLE, TENN., Aug. 16, 2022 – Bank Director, the leading information resource for directors and officers of financial institutions nationwide, released its RankingBanking study, sponsored by Crowe LLP. This study ranks the 300 largest publicly traded banks in the country by metrics that examine profitability, asset quality, capital adequacy and total shareholder return.

Bank Director identified the best banks overall and also ranked institutions by asset size, showcasing the best in each category. The top ranked banks are:

The Top 25 Banks
PCB Bancorp (PCB)
Los Angeles, California

$50 Billion and Above
Western Alliance Bancorp. (WAL)
Phoenix, Arizona

$5 Billion to $50 Billion
The Bancorp (TBBK)
Wilmington, Delaware

$1 Billion to $5 Billion
PCB Bancorp (PCB)
Los Angeles, California

“Since its inception in 1991, Bank Director has focused on what makes a strong bank. This ranking uncovers the institutions that were the best of the best for 2021 performance,” says Emily McCormick, Bank Director’s vice president of research. “While profitability can vary from year to year, affected by various initiatives and strategic moves, we find some perennial top performers float toward the top every year. These are the banks that we focus on in this report, along with the industry’s best for the year.”

The RankingBanking study examines public banks using calendar year 2021 data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The analysis was conducted by Piper Sandler & Co.

To review the full results of Bank Director’s RankingBanking study, along with previous RankingBanking reports, please visit

About Bank Director
Bank Director reaches the leaders of the institutions that comprise America’s banking industry. Since 1991, Bank Director has provided board-level research, peer-insights and in-depth executive and board services. Built for banks, Bank Director extends into and beyond the boardroom by providing timely and relevant information through Bank Director magazine, board training services and the financial industry’s premier event, Acquire or Be Acquired. For more information, please visit

About Crowe LLP
Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities. The firm and its subsidiaries also help clients make smart decisions that lead to lasting value with its tax, advisory and consulting services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the best places to work in the U.S. As an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, Crowe serves clients worldwide. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.

For more information, please contact Bank Director’s Director of Marketing, Deahna Welcher at [email protected].


Naomi Snyder


Editor-in-Chief Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.