The Evolution of U.S. Bank Branch Networks: Growth, Consolidation, and Strategy
7 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2004
Bank branches have become steadily more concentrated within large and midsized branch networks over the past decade. A look at branching trends between 2001 and 2003 reveals that banks with large networks grew slowly and strategically during this period as they adjusted their branch holdings within existing markets, while institutions with midsized branch networks expanded more aggressively.
Keywords: Bank branches, branching, branch network
JEL Classification: G21, G28
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