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Top 10 Branch & HQ Design Trends for 2018

Posted by Laura Ory

March 14, 2018

As the financial institutions move to make their branches more advisory and innovative, branch design is playing a vital role in the shift. 

The same old credit union and bank branch designs just don’t cut it in this bold new era of banking. Long rows of tellers, client barriers, and stuffy lobbies are disappearing in face of more effective designs. 

We asked DBSI’s design experts to weigh in on the top trends influencing branch and HQ designs right now. See the video of the top 10 trends below and download the infographic for inspiration on your future branch or headquarters designs.


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Topics: Branding, Branch Design, Branch Transformation, Retail Banking, Retail Strategies, Client Engagement, Banking Technology, Banking Equipment, Digital Signage

Financial Execs Weigh In: Top 10 Most Wanted Tech Upgrades

Posted by Laura Ory

November 8, 2016

In future branch designs, banks and credit unions expect to make some major tech upgrades, according to survey data shared in our recent webinar: Budgets, Boardrooms and Branch Optimization.

What tech elements were voted “most likely” to be added to branches? Check out the list below:

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Topics: Software, Cash Automation, Retail Banking, Banking Equipment, Banking Technology

Changing the Model: Strategies for In-Branch Self-Service

Posted by Emily Sweillam

July 14, 2016


Let’s address the obvious first: Optimizing your branch network is a must to stay relevant and successful in today’s changing banking environment.

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Topics: Banking Technology, Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Banking Equipment, Branch Design, DBSI News, Retail Strategies

NEXT: Self-Service and the Fight for Humanity!

Posted by Emily Sweillam

June 16, 2016

Now more than ever, branch banking needs to be reinvented.

Humanity is in turmoil with declining transactions, rising costs, and glorified ATMs posing as self-service machines.

A hero is needed to save the day.  

Enter NEXT—DBSI's latest innovation.  Watch the video to see if NEXT and Self-Service can prevail in the battle to save banking...

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Topics: Banking Technology, Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Banking Equipment, Branch Design, DBSI News, Retail Strategies, DBSI Client Stories, CFM, Cash Automation

Let’s Rap About ATM Wraps

Posted by Emily Sweillam

June 1, 2016

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one
to aim for.” - 
Milton Glaser

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Topics: Retail Banking, Banking Equipment, Branding, DBSI News

Transforming the Client Experience with Remote Transaction Assist

Posted by Jaci Janes

February 9, 2016

You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension where your associates are no longer handcuffed behind the teller line and your cash dispensers and recyclers are available to all of your service representatives. A journey into a wondrous land of Universal Associates, open branch floor plans and a superior client experience.

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Topics: Banking Technology, Banking Equipment, Software, CFM, Cash Automation

CFM Posts Astonishing Growth of 219%, Named One of the Nation's Fastest-Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine

Posted by Emily Sweillam

August 21, 2015

CFM is catching fire in the U.S. and continues its momentum in the financial software spaceannouncing record revenue growth of 219%.

Banks and credit unions of all sizes have embraced our hardware-agnostic approach to integrating cash machines and cores, leading to a stunning revenue surge over the past three years. The 2015 Inc. 5000 rankings place us at No. 1820 among 5000 privately owned businesses on the rise in the U.S.

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Topics: Banking Technology, Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Banking Equipment, Retail Strategies, Software

Holy Cash Automation! Join Us at the "Flying Monkey Show."

Posted by Emily Sweillam

August 14, 2015

What’s almost as cool as sliding down the Batpole at our Ideation Center in Chandler, Arizona?

Seeing, and possibly sitting in, the Batmobile, of course.

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Topics: Banking Technology, Branch Transformation, Banking Equipment, Software

What Do Flying Monkeys Have to Do with Cash Automation? Plenty, at SEC 2015.

Posted by Emily Sweillam

July 31, 2015

With flying monkeys under her control, the Wicked Witch of the West understood the convenience of remote transactions. It’s something most financial institutions dream of—but find hard to manage, and are unsure how to get started.

CFM to the rescue!

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Topics: Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Banking Equipment, Client Engagement, Software

Game Changer or Spectator—You Decide

Posted by Emily Sweillam

March 19, 2015

Change—it’s more than just coins in your pocket. It’s a mentality for growth. For success. It’s the only way to stay on top and keep your branch network relevant in today’s world. Think iPhone. Netflix. Google. Rock music. All products of change.

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Topics: Banking Technology, Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Banking Equipment, Branch Design, Retail Strategies

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We help financial institutions break the mold and improve their branch profitability and experience. And we openly share our knowledge rather than tuck it away for some secret strategic advantagea reason many of our clients come to us. This blog is our opportunity to write, teach and speak about what we do, and what we see happening across the banking industry.

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