Here are nine ways consumers weigh their trust in banks and credit unions. How does your financial institution perform, and what weak spots do you need to fix?
Less than half of the public trust financial services and banks to do what is right, making them the least-trusted industries on earth for the second year in a row.
Vancity's brand identity flows from a strategy of socially responsible banking -- something they've been working on for over a decade. Here's the whole story.
A big Australian bank tries fixing its mistake by resurrecting an old regional brand it took over -- and retired -- just a few years ago. The new look resembles the City of Melbourne’s brand.
First Cherokee Bank spawns “Acru,” a retail wealth management sub-brand that will gradually become the bank’s primary identity. It’s a smart, deliberate and patient way to reposition the brand for the future.
The scrappy UK startup has a bold, differentiated strategy, but critics say the bank's cheesy image and gaudy branches undermine its brand.
What makes your financial institution unique? If you can't recognize the differences, then neither can consumers who will be forced to compare you only on price.
The key to success in branding hinges on being different than your competitors in ways that really mean something to consumers. This elegant branding model breaks it down.
Marketers need to understand the distinction between their “brand” (which they don't control) and “branding” (which they control entirely).
The Cambridge Building Society in the UK spent a hefty sum to rebrand itself, trying to shake its old, stuffy, boring image.
Deutsche has spent millions to memorialize its rebranding project. See the bank's brand standards manual and unique BrandSpace museum.
No sophisticated strategies needed, just some commonsense lessons we all learned in kindergarten.
Is your organization making the most out of low-hanging fruit, or is it bury its head in the sand?