Trends in Branch Design From Banks and Credit Unions Around The World

Look at these branch projects and you won't see anything resembling the stuffy, boring designs that typified banks in the past. This is the biggest branch gallery The Financial Brand has ever published, loaded with over 100 photos of lounges and hangouts that eschew tellers and transactions in favor of coffee and comfy couches.

BNZ – Branch Network

BNZ has embraced a flexible yet uniquely identifiable design across all of their branches. They provide a good mix of formats that accommodate a range of service needs and situations — from casual stand-up areas and self-service stations to semi-private cubbies and fully-private meeting spaces.

Design Firms: Warren & Mahoney and Vada

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Bank of Georgia

This branch isn’t located in the American south. It’s in Georgia… the country that was once part of the Soviet Union. If this branch proves anything, it’s that banking doesn’t have to be dull. It can be bright, colorful and even have a sense of design that’s fun. If former communist countries can make banking suck less by incorporating a more contemporary, retail vibe anyone can.

Design Firm: Dinn!

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