The banking sector usually moves in lockstep with the broader economy, and that is especially true for regional banks that focus on traditional banking operations. As the U.S. economy continues to grow, bank investors are hoping to see the demand for loans pick up as well.

In this video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson discusses three regional banks that were climbing higher today and tells investors why the outlook remains bright for this segment of the banking world.

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