Branch network

Community bank rethinks wisdom of branch closings

09/11/19

Academy Bank in Kansas City, Mo., which shuttered nearly a quarter of its branches between 2015 and 2018, is now in expansion mode. Its CEO explains his renewed affinity for brick and mortar.

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Destination Milwaukee: A community bank's incremental expansion

09/06/19

Other banks have made splashy acquisitions there, but PSB Holdings is getting ready to open a branch after making inroads in the market for three years. Its next step could be M&A.

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F.N.B. plans branching effort in nation's capital

08/28/19

The Pittsburgh company will take a de novo approach to growth around Washington.

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M&T defends 12% increase in costs

07/18/19

While executives at the Buffalo, N.Y., bank said they would take a closer look at spending, especially given the potential for interest rate cuts, they described investments in tech talent as an essential cost of doing business.

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Vernon Hill’s back in New York, and the playbook looks familiar

07/11/19

A lot has changed since Hill first entered the city, but he is determined to stick with the branch-dependent strategy he relied on before his ouster from Commerce Bank a decade ago.

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How MUFG’s ‘digital hybrid’ bank raised $7B in deposits

07/09/19

Pierre Habis, president of PurePoint Financial, explains how the digital bank and small network of paperless branches are meeting consumers’ needs.

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Make building your brand an inside job

07/08/19

Community banks need to focus more on how their employees talk about the bank and less on new competition moving in.

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Fifth Third's Joel Kashuba on the art and science of design

06/18/19

Kashuba, who heads design and innovation at Fifth Third Bank, says looks matter even to the common credit card.

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Using AI to find the ideal branch location

06/07/19

Paramount Financial Technologies says its software can help banks answer key questions about their branch networks, including when it makes sense to expand them.

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New York de novo debuts after raising $131 million

05/30/19

Grasshopper Bancorp will target the innovation economy in New York City and other markets across the country.

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