Good things come in threes — like insightful/inspiring meetings in New York, Nashville and D.C. this week. By extension, keep an eye out for a Sunday, Monday and Tuesday post on
About That Ratio
. Yes, I’m heading to Chicago for Bank Director’s annual Chairman/CEO Peer Exchange at the Four Seasons (#chair14) and plan to share my thoughts and observations on issues like strategic planning, risk management and leveraging emerging technologies each day. Finally, I hope the three points I share today (e.g. a look at what the future holds for branches to a rise in public offerings) prove my original sentiment correct.
I’ve been surprised… by the # of conversations I’ve had about branch banking.
With many of the mega and super-regional banks focused on expense control, I find myself talking fairly regularly about how these institutions are taking a “fresh look” at reducing their branch networks. Typically, these conversations trend towards well-positioned regional and community banks — and how many now look to branch acquisitions…