An increasing number of wirehouse advisors are showing greater interest in bank brokerage programs. The primary appeal, of course, is easier access to prospects. However, the culture in a bank is certainly different than your standard wirehouse branch, and the question becomes, which is best for you?

To be sure, bank programs were not held in the highest esteem in the past. They were seen as places where those who did not succeed at mainstream firms went to finish their careers. 

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