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.

Park City Credit Union – Merrill Branch

Typically, only the employees who work at a financial institution’s headquarters facility get to enjoy perks like an employee gym, locker rooms with showers, and fancy break rooms. But Park City Credit Union believes that positive staff experiences translate into positive member experiences, so they extended these amenities to branch staff.

And rather than bake a café right into their branch experience, Park City chose to lease space within the branch to a local coffee shop to bring additional amenities.

Design Firm: LaMacchia Group

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Raiffeisen Bank – Green and Growing Walls

Executives from design firm I-AM interviewed Raiffeisen customers in four cities across Croatia to uncover their lifestyle and banking habits. Based on the conclusions drawn from their research, they created a branch concept designed around the idea of “My Place” — a setting that puts “customers first and at the heart of the experience, allowing them to remain in control and to enjoy better relationships with staff in a more honest and open environment.”

Design Firm: I-AM

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