• Mar 29, 2019

    Branches at the crossroads: Distribution centers or centers of advice?

    For all the talk about making branches advice centers, bank leaders aren’t giving employees the right tools. And that is a set up for failure.

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  • Reimagining rather than closing branches

    Roy Karon Sep 14, 2015

    Rather than cutting branches across the board to reduce expenses, community banks should reconfigure them with new staffing models.

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  • Five tactics for keeping branches relevant

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    Meredith Deen Sep 4, 2015

    Branches can remain relevant, even in a digital era, if banks turn them into centers for higher value interaction with customers.

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  • Transforming the branch for sales and lower cost

    W. Michael Scott Jul 17, 2015

    In the face of a steady downward trend in customer transactions, banks should transform their branches into sales-centric outlets and streamline staffing through more efficient scheduling.

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  • The omnichannel failure

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    Chris Skinner Jun 20, 2015

    Using the term ‘omnichannel’ simply highlights the fact that most banks have failed to become digital at their core.

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  • Strategically realigning digital and branches

    • Chris Musto
    • Paul Kadin
    Jun 19, 2015

    Bankers are challenged to a strategic reorientation as digital becomes a stronger driver of core banking relationships and the branch is recast in a more specialized role.

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  • Marketing to millennials in-branch and out

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    Meredith Deen Jun 5, 2015

    When marketing to millennials, banks need to provide the right balance between high-tech interaction and personalized service.

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  • Unified middle platform for branch of the future

    Jason Schwabline May 26, 2015

    The branch of the future needs an upgraded 'middle' IT environment to ensure that banks can manage their business rules cohesively.

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