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On Tuesday, New York Community Bancorp Inc. declared that it has completed transforming its operating systems across all 68 of its branches in Ohio, Florida and Arizona. The company has placed these systems on similar standards that it uses in its New York and New Jersey branches. The integration was closed on September 2.

The changes will help its customers carry out transactions at any of its branches. In addition to improving the bank’s operating efficiency, the assimilation will enable the customers in Ohio, Florida and Arizona to have access to similar range of products and services used by consumers in New Jersey and New York.

Management at New York Community Bancorp stated that the conversion will be extremely favorable since customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of all the products and services that the bank offers. Further, the integration will assist modifications made to its online banking services and will help in the launch of new products later this year.

With banks facing increased regulations, compliance costs have escalated. Management believes that this operating system transformation will be helpful in balancing the hike in other expenses and will facilitate expense management.

Management also believes that smooth integration into a single operating system echoes the proficiency that the organization has achieved while transitioning 11 of its bank branches into a single entity, gradually over the last 12 years. Also, the leadership of the senior management, coupled with the dedication of the employees, will be helpful in assisting future integration plans as well as facilitate growth through acquisitions.  

New York Community Bancorp currently retains a Zacks #3 Rank, which translates into a short-term Hold rating. Other Zacks #3 Rank bank stocks include Zions Bancorp. (ZION - Analyst Report) and People's United Financial Inc. (PBCT - Analyst Report).

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