Not so long ago, the sight of customers lining up outside a bank's lobby doors was a sure-fire sign of trouble.

But the crowd that queued outside a United Jersey Bank branch in Union City, N.J., last Saturday morning wasn't there to yank money out of the bank. They'd come to put money in.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.