Banks are still the best place for advisors to build a book of business even as traffic plummets at bank branches, according to analysts and recruiters. 

“You still have thousands of existing customers that all you have to do is call,” says Rick Rummage, president of the Rummage Group, a career consulting firm. Wirehouse advisors, in contrast, “don’t have any of that”, Rummage says, because they have “no client base to call.” 

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