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Bank Branch Closures

Bank branches are critical to delivering financial services to individuals and businesses. Branch closures can have a dramatic impact on a local community, particularly in rural and low-income neighborhoods.

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.

  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Bank of America
  • BB&T
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Burt's Bees Foundation
    The Burt's Bees Foundation
  • City of Durham EWD
  • First Horizon
  • NC Housing Coalition
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
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