As interest rates wallow at historic lows, many investors have been flocking to dividend stocks. Even massive blue-chip companies like Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) have significantly outpaced the broader market as yield-hungry investors have bid up prices. 

One sector that has been largely ignored by income-focused investors is the financial sector. With prices still depressed since the onset of the financial crisis, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) is yielding over 3%, and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) boasts a 2.9% annual dividend yield. In this video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson tells investors why these two banks may be a safer bet than other stocks known for their dividends, as well as two other banks that could become solid dividend payers.