2019: Year Half Over and Glass Half Full

Let’s look back on the first half of 2019, and then we can look ahead. With 2019 now half over, we thought it might be worthwhile to revisit The Financial Brand’s article from the beginning of the year entitled, “Top Branch Trends for Banks and Credit Unions in 2019” and see if the commentary outlined […]

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7 Deadly Sins of a Bad Branch Strategy – Full List

When discussing your own branch network and the exciting prospect of a remodel or ground-up project, you often look at your competitors, other institutions for best-in-class branch designs and even brick and mortar sites outside of a branch altogether (Apple anyone?). While we often talk about what we like and the elements that we may […]

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7 Deadly Sins of a Bad Branch Strategy – Part 2

Here we are again, naturally. The thrilling conclusion of the final 3 sins (Part 1 is Here). If this was a bad Jaws movie sequel, we’d call this part, “The Revenge,” but we’ll keep it hip and relevant and call this one, “End Game.” So without further ado, here are the final 3 sins we’re […]

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7 Deadly Sins of a Bad Branch Strategy

When discussing your own branch network and the exciting prospect of a remodel or ground-up project, you often look at your competitors, other institutions for best-in-class branch designs and even brick and mortar sites outside of a branch altogether (Apple anyone?). While we often talk about what we like and the elements that we may […]

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Entrusting a New Branch Experience for Farmers Bank & Trust

Farmers Bank and Trust

Magnolia, AR – Farmers Bank & Trust announced today the ground breaking of a new branch concept to be developed in Prosper, TX. The Bank partnered with Atlanta-based LEVEL5 (www.level5.com), a leading national design-build firm specializing in financial institutions. The branch represents a departure from the way Farmers traditionally operates their branches by adopting an […]

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Hoosier Heartland Transformation in the Branch and Back Office

Hoosier Heartland State Bank Investing in the Future Crawfordsville, IN – Hoosier Heartland State Bank has announced today a partnership with Atlanta-based LEVEL5 to transform its main branch and develop a new operations center. Trey Etcheson, CEO of Hoosier Heartland stated, “We are excited to see these two important projects come to life. The investment […]

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Brand Experience Through the Branch Changes Everything

Brand Experience Break Out Session at Brand Forum Recently we had the privilege to host a breakout session at the 2019 Financial Brand Forum. Over 150 spectators packed a room to hear Tansley Stearns (Chief People and Strategy Officer at Canvas Credit Union) discuss how to maximize the brand experience in your branch network. With […]

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Mazuma Olathe Branch | Futuristic Beacon, Sitting on a Hill

Team and Technology come together in the Mazuma Olathe Branch of the Future Today’s financial world is complex and ever-changing. Technology is moving at warp speeds and consumers are often left wondering what to do next. To combat this problem, we are proud to introduce Mazuma Credit Union’s new Olathe Branch. This branch of the […]

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The Universal Banker the Real Gold in the Branch

What Would Motivate Consumers to Bypass the Most Convenient Branch in the World? Think back 11 years ago. It is the Summer of 2007 and only a select few are forecasting the fall of the financial industry. Maybe even less see that a Senator from Illinois will be our new President in 18 months. And […]

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