Chase has opened several brand new branches alone, in my town of 200,000 in the OC suburbs of Lost Angeles.
This is addition to the locations they got, when they took over Washington Mutual, who in turn had taken over Home Savings and Loan, the nation's largest of its kind at the time, based in Lost Angeles County.
Home Savings had big impressive buildings, to give the impression you were safe dealing with them. And you were; they had managed their affairs conservatively to reach NO. 1 ranking.
WaMu reversed that by their aggressive lending practices, and in just a few years along with other irresponsible banking institution members, brought the nation's economy to its knees.
Anyway Chase is not scrimping on branch location; quite to the contrary they seem to be going up within one mile of each other.
So while Wells Fargo and B of A seem to have gove the other way, ATMs and online banking, Chase is all about neighborhood branches.