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2018 United States Banking Outlook

While the winds of industry change are not completely predictable, two key themes continue to dominate banking's real estate landscape in 2018: mobility and optimization.

Branch banking continues to evolve, driven by customer demand for convenience and the ability to do business anytime and anywhere. Banking institutions are accommodating this evolution. One feature we highlighted last year that is still shaping the industry is continued branch optimization by both large and small banking institutions.

How many branches and who are the largest banks in your market?

In the chart below you can choose your metropolitan area and see how many branch banks exist (as of 2017), as well as who the largest bank operators by their number of branches are in that market.

Note: Total number of branch banks in “metro name” according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s 2017 reporting.

Click here to see a chart of all the major metro areas in the US and how their branch totals have changed since 2010.

How have the number of branches changed in your market?

The net number of branches has been declining for several years across the US. This does not imply that banks are going away. Rather, banks are continuing to shift their focus to match the evolving needs of their customers.

Note: The map below shows the change in the net number of branches across the US. Select a market on our interactive map for a detailed branch count since 2010.

Click here to see a chart of all the major metro areas in the US and how their branch totals have changed since 2010.

Here are five things to keep an eye on in the coming months:

​For a deeper dive into the current state of branch banking, the evolution of the branch model and the shifting customer trends that are reshaping the industry, download our complete 2018 Banking Outlook.

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