Branching: Location…Location…Which Location?

Consumers love the branch, so how do you get the one you want? U.S. Consumers and the Branch. There is no denying that the number of branches in operation today is less than before the great recession. However, simply pointing out there are fewer branches is only part of the story. For example, when you […]

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Micro Branches | The Next Big Idea?

Enhancing your branch strategy with the most flexible of solutions – the micro branch. Branch density is the goal. Space to build is the challenge. What makes a financial institution’s branching strategy successful? Many experts point to density “more locations and brand”.  Agreed! However, what if the target community doesn’t have any suitably sized site options […]

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Building Relationships: the Heartbeat of the Universal Banker

Technology hasn’t just required an upgrade in equipment, but a shift in employee skill sets. As American as apple pie. Community based financial institutions (FI’s) are the heart and soul of America. These locally­ owned and operated institutions are woven into the fabric of the communities we live in, work in, raise our families and build […]

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Branch Cost and Change Orders. Please, stop the Madness!

The battle to lower branch costs begins earlier than you think. There is probably no more despised phrase in all of construction than “change order”. The phrase elicits thoughts of pain and suffering beyond measure. Imagine Dante’s Inferno, Nails on a Chalkboard, or Crying Babies on an all-day flight to nowhere! Maybe I went over the […]

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Legends Bank | New Midtown Branch Rocks Music Row

Legends Bank’s New Midtown Office “Rocks” Music Row Legends Bank, headquartered in Clarksville, TN has engaged LEVEL5 to complete its new Midtown Office located on Music Row in Nashville. The new space redefines the customer experience for the Bank and enhances the Bank’s commercial opportunities. “We are very excited to be able to create and implement […]

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Millennials and the Branch: Strange Bedfellows

How do financial institutions connect with Millennials? Answer: A marriage of Science and Art Earlier this year, shock waves were sent through the financial industry as study after study echoed the same message – Millennials highly value the branch. Though millennials and all consumers look digital-first for connection from their bank and credit union of […]

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Peoples Trust | Main Office – Houston, TX

Peoples Trust New Main Office in Downtown Houston Positions the Credit Union for the Future Peoples Trust Federal Credit Union is a $500 Million credit union in Houston, TX. The Credit Union’s beginnings are with Shell Oil. However, they expanded their charter to the City of Houston over a decade ago. As the oil and […]

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Southern Bank | New Main Office

Southern Bank Looks to the Future in its New Main Office Only 15 years ago, Southern Bank was a small community bank with less than $150 million in assets. Today, the Poplar Bluff, MO bank is approaching $1.5 billion via 35 branches across two states. Growth puts pressure on the main office, as discussed in previous […]

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Branch and Main Office Transformation | Landmark Bank

The Branch of the Future is Here, Today at Landmark Bank LEVEL5 has completed the design-build of Landmark Bank’s Branch Transformation at their Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, MO. The project included transforming the retail lobby as well as remodeling the Bank’s private banking and commercial banking departments. “We are very excited to be able to transform this […]

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Branch of the Future | Farmers National Bank

LEVEL5 Builds Branch of the Future for Farmers National Bank Farmers National Bank (Danville, KY) has chosen LEVEL5 to design-build the Bank’s new Branch of the Future. The facility will be located off South Bypass in Danville, and will represent the Bank’s new approach to retail and commercial banking. “We are very excited to be awarded […]

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