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Bank Branch Closures

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Advocacy & Research

On February 16, 2017, Reinvestment Partners hosted The Future of Banking in Rural North Carolina, a symposium to examine economic and banking trends in rural North Carolina and how they affect bank branch locations. Industry leaders from across the nation came together to discuss current challenges and collaborate on solutions.

Click here to access speaker bios, resources, and photos.


Bank branches are critical to delivering financial services to individuals and businesses.  As banks continue to consolidate and technology plays a bigger role in financial services, many branches are closing.  Some have dramatic impact on a local community, particularly in rural and low-income neighborhoods.  The resources below address the challenge of when the last bank leaves town.

  • Fifth Third Bank
    Fifth Third Bank
  • First Horizon
  • Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • Mecklenburg County
  • North Carolina Housing Coalition
  • North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • Pacific Western Bank
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Truist
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • City of Durham Economic & Workforce Development
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