Bigger Cities Are Music to This Bank's Ears

The FDIC collects data from banks they insure. According to their latest report, bank deposits in large cities have grown 9.1%, the most in six years. In this video, David Hanson details why he thinks Citigroup stands to benefit the most from this trend. Citi has focused on 150 cities that it believes to be important to the nation's economy. It's trying to do more with less -- specifically, to do more banking operations with less office space. With this increase in deposits, Citi, with its emphasis on large metropolitan areas, can now deploy more capital from fewer branch offices, which should help improve earnings down the road.

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David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Bank of America. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup Inc , and Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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