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Published: Friday, March 21 2014 5:11 p.m. MDT

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boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

Zions need more quality leaders and employees. Scott Anderson and Harris Simmons can't carry the corporation alone. Having dealt with Zions for years, Scott, Harris and a couple of others are the only ones that really positively can influence this company. Literally, there is no bench strength at Zions. I think the cast was set when the First Security/Zions merger didn't happen. That was a bad day for Utahans and continues to this day.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Having dealt with Zion's bank for over 40 years of loans, and savings, checking, and credit cards this bank has weathered everything that has come along so they are doing something right that every other bank in Utah has failed miserably as financial institutions.

I was very pleased at the failed bank merger with first security which was the bank in trouble trying to be bailed out by Zions. Having been a First Security patron also I understand why they failed, and wisdom not to merge blocked many problems.

Its a well known fact that the federal reserve is the least qualified financial institution in the world to judge the credibility and stability of any financial institution. I think their make or break failed point must have been based on the amount of line of credit that Zions has with the federal reserve was too low. If they don't need a high line of credit like most mismanaged business in Utah then that is a good sign they are not an at risk organization and deserves some credit for its historical ability to weather economic stressed disasters, something the feds and college grads are unable to accomplish.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

So much for the idea that Salt Lake is a boomtown.
What's up with the commercial real estate weakness? It sort of makes you wonder what's going on with Hamilton and church real estate. And why are we building another tower? Just to have a Broadway-type theater? I hope not.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

"Zions " bank needs to be stripped of it's presumptuous name.

Zion is a place where the people's hearts and minds are ONE and there are no poor among them.
And, they dwell in righteousness.

Banks of course, profit from the misfortune of others and there is MANY poor because of their banking practices.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

A more accurate name for "Zions Bank" would be "Just another Bank in Babylon"

And_im_a_mormon
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm pleased to see that nearly all of the comments are honest and to the point. Zions is not (directly) Church owned, but they most certainly dance to the Tabernacle Choir. I say banks should be non-profit institutions. If they fail, let them fail. The notion of an institution that does nothing else than push digital numbers around is immoral. If Zions bank wants more bailout money, then they should go to the Tithe payers, not the tax payers.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

Bone headed: But what about all the legislators that "work" for them. Aren't they enough to carry the burden?

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