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Expansion and profitability of bank branches: a study on selected rural branches of Bangladesh

Syed Manzur Quader, Nahin Israt Shamsi and Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah

Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, 2020, vol. 13, issue 3, 295-315

Abstract: Using probit regression model on primary data, this study reveals that level of educational qualification, value of asset owned and individual’s monthly income, and being married have a positive and significant impact on account opening decision, whereas the value of asset owned, monthly income, number of earning members in the family, and being male and married have a positive and significant impact on the frequency of using banking services in rural area of Bangladesh. Furthermore, fixed effect estimation results on branch-level monthly panel data reveal that branch size, deposit and remittances positively and significantly affects profitability, whereas expense management affects negatively.

Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1080/17520843.2020.1746679

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