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Steal This Idea: The Ultimate In-Branch Conversation Starter

Here is an excellent way to spark conversations in your branches that is both simple and effective.

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US Bank Steals Page From Credit Union Playbook

If you’ve never heard of Dell Credit Union, Ohio State University FCU or Kohl’s Credit Union, there's a good reason. They don’t exist. It might have something to do with the branches…

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Meet PAT, FirstOntario’s Remote Video Teller

Video banking has been around for a few years now in the U.S., but FirstOntario Credit Union says it is the first in Canada to offer it. Much like an ATM, PAT…

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DBS Bank to Crowdsource Gen-Y Branch Concepts

DBS Bank in Singapore is crowdsourcing concepts for a “youth branch” concept with its "I-Designed-A-Bank" contest. The contest seeks Gen-Y’s help designing branches that will appeal to young people and their lifestyle.…

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Reinventing ATB Financial’s Brand Through Branches

Alberta Treasury Branches, doing business as ATB Financial, is a financial institution and crown corporation owned by the Province of Alberta. ATB operates exclusively in Alberta, providing financial services to 670,000 Albertans.…

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Beneficial Decorates Branches with Books

This past weekend, Beneficial Bank christened two new education-themed branches in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The bank describes the branches as “campuses,” designed to be hubs for both learning and the community…

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Private Banking: A Lifestyle Branch Concept

Only 10% of high net worth clients think private banks are relevant to them. The Identity Group thinks it has a design concept that could change that. They created a conceptual prototype…

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Branch Showcase: GE Money Bank | Red Canoe | AK-47s

Enjoy this portfolio of nine innovative facilities and branches from banks and credit unions around the world. GE Money Bank - Czech Branch This branch for GE Money in Czechoslovakia by design…

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Umpqua Unveils New ‘Neighborhood Store’

Umpqua Bank opened what it describes as a “boutique store” last month in Northwest Portland, Oregon. Umpqua calls the 1,385-square-foot store its first “neighborhood store” offering “banking, innovation and a place to…

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Branch Showcase: M&T, National City, Integra, BofA, Sovereign, Webster

M&T BANK - BRANDED ATM SURROUND  (BALTIMORE) This multi-dimensional display incorporates a fresh, new brand identity into the branch. Sheets of acrylic in the brand's colors layer over a white acrylic backlit…

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Visions FCU Rocks Gen-Y Project

“Visions FCU Rocks. Where young people do their banking.” -- Visions FCU Facebook page Despite having a branch near Binghamton University, home to over 14,000 students, Visions Federal Credit Union struggled attracting…

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Guerilla Good Deeds Promote New Branch

In the weeks leading up to the grand opening of AltaOne Federal Credit Union latest branch, the credit union sent out a street team to conduct random acts of kindness. The hitch?…

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Branches Refuse to Die

It seems that at least once a year, someone somewhere declares that bank branches are dead. The alleged murder weapon? The internet. Despite the fact that such stories are largely based on…

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Operation Safecatch: A Proactive Approach to Robberies

"SafeCatch doesn't put bank employees in danger, but it does empower them to make a potential robber think twice about going through with it," says Special Agent Larry Carr. Conventional wisdom in…

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Instead Of Saying Hello to Robber, Teller Gets Himself Fired

"When the man came into the bank...dressed in a knit cap on one of the hottest days of the year, Nicholson [a bank teller] says he was immediately uneasy. The suspicious-looking man…

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BofA Has 6 (Six!) Brand Heritage Museums

BofA calls them Heritage Centers, including San Francisco, Charlotte, Boston, Los Angeles and Wilmington. A BofA facility in each these five cities is home to a gorgeous, professionally-produced "interactive museum." The first…

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Time Capsule: ‘Bank of the Future’ From 1973

For as modern and progressive as the vision for this project was, it's interesting that they didn't foresee the advent of TV merchandising. These days, that text-cluttered sign would be on a…

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Passion Papaya Smoothies and 3-Month CDs

"We want people to come in, hang out, and meet with their friends and clients." -- Reliant Bank Reliant Bank has blended a smoothie shop into one of its branches. The bank…

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Three Years’ Results in Two Days

How does $35 million in deposits and 800 new members sound? That's what Advantis Credit Union just did... in two days. A recent grand opening sales event helped fuel one of the…

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Credit Union Completes Transformation to ‘Centric’

Last year, Forest Kraft Credit Union changed names and became Centric. The credit union was looking to appeal to a broader segment of the community by differentiating themselves in a crowded financial…

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