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Drive-Thru Banking

November 23, 2013

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Profile America — Sunday, November 23rd. It used to be that going to the bank was somewhat of a chore -- park your car, go into a building, and wait in line for a teller. Now, many of us rarely see the inside of a bank anymore. We take care of our financial business at an ATM, by going online, or at our bank's drive-in windows. The first such drive-up facility opened on this date in 1946 at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, which offered its motoring customers 10 teller windows with sliding drawers. Now, drive-up tellers are available almost everywhere, and Americans have a choice of nearly 94,000 banks to handle their money, with over 1.5 million employees and nearly $15 trillion in assets. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the America's Economy mobile app at <www.census.gov/mobile>.

Sources:
Kane's Famous First Facts, 3796
Banking Establishments
Banking assets


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