Izabella Gabowicz
Nov 19, 2021

Macro trends, combined with an individual’s personal spending patterns, can help banks know and understand their customer base better than ever.

It’s become conventional wisdom in the banking industry to say that the “branch of the future” must evolve from a place where customers primarily conduct transactions to one in which they can seek advice, guidance and professional service on all things financial.

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Years ago, I went from being the senior operations officer for a large bank in a metropolitan area with a flock of VPs at my disposal to being senior vice president and cashier/operations division head for a small bank in a rural market.

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As 2011 draws to a close, most bankers would agree that the financial services industry is sorely in need of a New Paradigm; the old business models look increasingly strained in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the subsequent regulatory overkill and now the accelerating Eurozone crisis.

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People rarely visit their bank branch anymore.

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The decline in branch transactions that has been predicted for the last 30 years is finally happening.

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In today’s sluggish economy, small businesses have not been showing much appetite for taking out loans, although there have been recent signs of a thaw.

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The world is changing and the traditional bank branch needs to change with it.

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It’s a truism in the industry to say that retail banks need to experiment more with change in an era of shrinking revenue and declining branch traffic but the fact remains that few institutions go beyond cosmetic modifications.

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Delivering capital to the millions of restaurants, small retailers and local service businesses in America poses a unique challenge for the banking industry.

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The airline business has never been an easy one in which to make a profit as the companies routinely cope with roller-coaster fuel costs, fare wars and heavy government regulation, a tumultuous environment that tends to drive companies into bankruptcy or merger.

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Banks across the nation continue to robustly target the small business customer as a prime source of revenue and differentiation although the going has been tough lately.

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Many industry analysts and practitioners clearly believe the future of retail banking requires a dramatic reduction in the absolute numbers of bank branches across the U.

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Mired in a long-term revenue drought, the retail banking industry now must deal with the reality that the current branch banking model is unsustainable.

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Let’s face it, consumers are not rational in their purchase and use of checking accounts.

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As banks struggle with the current environment of weak revenue growth, effective cost-control returns to the fore.

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Legislative and regulatory changes have reduced and are threatening to reduce further a substantial portion of fee income from retail banking activities, affecting what drives the profitability of a consumer checking relationship.

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It’s certainly counter-intuitive, given the 2008-2009 financial crisis, but U.

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Channel management is arguably one of the most important functions in today’s banking industry as institutions are caught between the eroding viability of traditional branches and the need to accommodate emerging channels such as mobile.

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It probably won’t come as a shock to you to learn that a lot of people working in the financial services industry aren’t happy and that they’re not feeling particularly loyal to their institutions.

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