Before the merger as far as customers were concerned these weren't "overlapping service areas". I fail to see how this benefits either employees or previous neighborhood customers who may or may not have to drive or walk to other locations.
As a stakeholder in the former "Keystone Bank" I voted against the National Penn bank absorption. Fat lot of good that did. Now predictably this has happened.
Less jobs, less branches, less competition. HOW'S THAT SUPPOSED TO BE A GOOD THING ?