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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Business Case for Branching in a FinTech World

Consumers strongly desire branches. Doing it well drives performance. Measuring is key for improvement.  In today’s consumer-centric world, change is constant. In fact, the only thing that doesn’t change is change. However, if we can quantify the change, then we can measure, and improve. If you build it, they may not come. The world of branch […]

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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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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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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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