Beware the Boogeyman of Design Fees

The F-word you’re likely to hear before construction starts A creepy clown hiding inside a sewer. A chainsaw wielding crazy man in a hockey mask. A hideous villain who tends to show up at night. If you’re a fan of scary movies, you can probably cite each of those movies by name. In reality, each these are […]

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The Art of the Branch Site Selection Edition

The Book on Everything About Branch Site Selection Peruse any business book atop the bestseller lists, and you’ll find a veritable smorgasbord of topics addressing investment strategies, office politics, and personal success. The book with everything you need to know about branch site selection? Crickets. Save your Google search. We already checked, and you won’t […]

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Public Service Credit Union’s New Canvas

A New Brand is More Than a Logo it Includes the Branch Denver, CO based Public Service Credit Union recently announced their new name change to Canvas Credit Union. The name change is part of the $2.3 billion credit union’s strategy to transform the experience of financial services for its members and community. The Canvas […]

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Is Your Branch Strategy Keeping Up With the Jones’s?

The Five Questions Every Banker Needs to Answer About Their Branch Strategy The traditional banking business model of the past was built around a decentralized branch strategy. Find a heavily populated area, sprinkle a network of easily accessible branches around it, and watch the growth happen. Pretty simple, right? It worked like magic. The psychology […]

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As branch numbers go down, is the future of banking going with them?

If you’ve done any scanning of the financial headlines lately, you’d think the banking industry was in some sort of downturn. Numbers back up the concern. The Wall Street Journal recently reported 1,700 branches were closed in 2017 alone. That represents 2% of all the branches in the United States, bringing the total down to […]

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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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Core Philosophy of LEVEL 5

Over the last 15 years we have partnered with hundreds of banks and credit unions to help them grow and improve performance. Our company is built on a continuum of five levels of service that exist in every financial facility project (Strategic Consulting, Real Estate, Design, Construction and Branding).  The power of LEVEL5 is the integration […]

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