In the following video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer tells investors what it means to be a high-quality bank. With Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) having upped its dividend by 14% today, he notes that this isn't uncommon for Wells Fargo, which consistently returns large amounts of capital to shareholders. He gives us the difference here between Wells and some of the other large banks, that aren't returning much in the way of dividends these days, and tells us how WFC managed to continue returning capital to shareholders during this period of recovery, by making fewer mistakes in the years leading up to the crisis.

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