Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bank charters have been declining for a while, but the number of bank branches had been growing until 2009.
The St. Louis Fed’s Jeanne Marra tells the story of a full-service, fully bilingual banking center, which is also the first financial institution in Fairmont City, Ill.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Following the financial crisis, deposits at banks with 100 or more branches outpaced deposits at all other banks.
The authors study the distinguishing features of community banks that maintained the highest supervisory ratings during the recent financial crisis (2006 to 2011). They identify balance sheet and income statement ratios that separate these thriving banks from other community banks and supplement that analysis with detailed interview evidence from a sample of thriving banks.