The consumer banking landscape is undoubtedly changing.
The big banks are closing down branches and adjusting business models. However, there is one bank that is way ahead of the curve. BOFI Holding (NASDAQ: BOFI ) is a Internet-only bank that has seen its business boom in recent years because of its high-interest deposit products and ease of use.
However, by not having any physical branches, the bank is greatly susceptible to drastic reputation risk if it were to be a victim of a cyber attack that leaves customers unable to access funds. In this video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson tells investors why the old brick-and-mortar branch may not always be a bad thing.
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