Branch network

Community bank rethinks wisdom of branch closings


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.


Destination Milwaukee: A community bank's incremental expansion


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.


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


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


M&T defends 12% increase in costs


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.


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


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.


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


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


Make building your brand an inside job


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


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


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


Using AI to find the ideal branch location


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


New York de novo debuts after raising $131 million


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