On This PageJune 2002, No. 178

Whither the Community Bank? Relationship Finance in the Information Age
Last Updated: 05/15/02
Technological progress has eroded one of community banks’ traditional advantages—the information edge from being located close to their customers. Is the community bank business model still viable in a world where financial relationships do not depend on face-to-face contact? The authors review some of the existing evidence and look forward to a research conference where participants will offer new evidence.