We Have A Black Friday Deal

Tell your Friends, tell your Family, and definitely tell your Boss, LEVEL5 has a Black Friday deal on our most popular Consulting package. We are offering 50% OFF our “Strategic Retail Delivery Plan.” This plan offers deep dives into Demography, Competition, Trade Area, Loans/Deposit Forecasting and Branch Proforma in chosen markets.  Offer is valid on […]

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LEVEL5 at Future Branches Austin

Landmark Bank’s, Shon Aguero, To Join LEVEL5 Round Table LEVEL5 is thrilled to formally announce our participation at this year’s Future Branches Austin – the premier Retail Banking conference. In addition to hosting a booth throughout the entire show’s run, LEVEL5 will be hosting a Round Table session on Day 2 (Tuesday, November 19th) and […]

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When “X” Marks The Spot

Finding Your Next Branch Site With A Data-Driven Approach Forget the fact that Halloween is just around the corner and dressing up like a Pirate is fun (and timeless), as a Retail Banker eyeing (insert pun here) your next branch location, “X” will always mark the spot. Treasure Hunting In the old days, heck, even […]

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Design-Build vs Design-Bid-Build

In Branch Transformation, You Need to Understand the Difference “Bid” Can Make That little word “Bid” can surely make a big difference when looking ahead to any given Branch Transformation project. You may be wondering what the difference is between these two concepts, or you may be wondering, “Have I even ever heard of this […]

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What Retail Bankers Can Learn From The Recent Target News

Target’s “Modernization” is Basically “Branch Transformation” for Big Box In news that broke last week (https://www.insider.com/targets-modernization-plan-has-backfired-workers-say-2019-10), it seems that many Target employees have not been happy about the new “Modernization” effort that the Big Box retailer has been implementing. This is newsworthy for Retail Bankers who are struggling through or at least considering a Branch […]

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When Design Met Build

A Branch Transformation love story for the ages. Design and Build first met when they were moving to New York City. They were young, perhaps a bit naive of the world, and as recent college graduates, thought they knew more than they did. They shared a ride from Chicago and bickered the whole way. You […]

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A Champion In Canton, NC

This summer, Champion Credit Union opened their new branch in Canton, NC, nestled in the mountains just west of Asheville. This traditional style branch was a remodel of an existing branch, which never closed during construction and is nestled in a historic building, housing both the branch (first floor) and their main IT Department offices […]

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3 Retail Stores That Began As Online Only Companies

What Retail Bankers Can Learn from Warby Parker, Casper and Apple. As a follow up to last week’s blog article entitled “The Branch is Dead, Long Live the Branch!” we thought we would flip the script here and look at three companies who started as an online only company, but subsequently took retail by storm […]

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The Branch is Dead, Long Live the Branch!

Since the rise of online and mobile banking, many Banking pundits have been prophesying of the fall of the branch. Well, I’m here to tell you that the branch is dead. But this doesn’t tell the whole story. The reality is, the way the branch traditionally was built and run is dead, but the new […]

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