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Bank Branch Closures

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.

  • Capital Bank
  • City of Durham EWD
  • NC Housing Coalition
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • BB&T
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Burt's Bees Foundation
    The Burt's Bees Foundation
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