This Bank Can't Withstand a Cyber Attack


The consumer banking landscape is undoubtedly changing.

The big banks are closing down branches and adjusting business models. However, there is one bank that is way ahead of the curve. BOFI Holding is a Internet-only bank that has seen its business boom in recent years because of its high-interest deposit products and ease of use.

However, by not having any physical branches, the bank is greatly susceptible to drastic reputation risk if it were to be a victim of a cyber attack that leaves customers unable to access funds. In this video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson tells investors why the old brick-and-mortar branch may not always be a bad thing.

BOFI may be changing the game, but Bank of America's stock still doubled in 2012. Is there more yet to come? With significant challenges still ahead, it's critical to have a solid understanding of this megabank before adding it to your portfolio. In The Motley Fool's premium research report on B of A, analysts Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, and Matt Koppenheffer, Financials bureau chief, lift the veil on the bank's operations, including detailing three reasons to buy and three reasons to sell. Click here now to claim your copy.

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