ATLANTA - Financial institutions with in-store branches plan to open more in the next year, and 24% of these expect to add at least six, according to International Banking Technologies.

The 8,100 bank branches in supermarkets nationwide make up about 10% of all bank and credit union branches, said an IBT survey of more than 1,000 CEOs at banks and credit unions with at least $50 million of assets. IBT estimated that last year 600 in-store branches were opened and 200 closed.

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