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Insanely Unique Branch Transformations

Posted by Laura Ory

March 29, 2018

In the banking world it can be tough to differentiate yourself from the competition–especially when so many other financial institutions offer similar products, services, even branding.

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Topics: Branding

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

Put Your Best Lobby Forward: Renovating Entry Spaces

Posted by Laura Ory

August 17, 2017

Does your lobby scream, “We haven’t changed since 1999!”?

The entry spaces for your offices and branch locations make an important first impression to visitors, including potential employees and clients. 

So what does your say?

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Topics: Branch Design, Branding, Branch Transformation

Thanksgiving Blog Buffet: DBSI’s Top Posts of 2016

Posted by Laura Ory

November 23, 2016

When you’re not digging into some delicious Thanksgiving foods this week, leave some extra room to feast your eyes on our most popular blog posts of 2016!

Our 10 posts cover a wide spread—from technology and digital signage to branch design—loaded with tips to help you prep for 2017 and branch transformation.

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Topics: Branch Design, Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Branding, Banking Technology, Digital Signage

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

How Not to Fail: A Simple Checklist to Make Merger & Acquisition Branch Conversions Easier

Posted by Emily Sweillam

April 21, 2016

How do pilots successfully fly airplanes? How do doctors perform complicated surgeries without making mistakes? How is it possible to build huge, massive skyscrapers, successfully?

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Topics: Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Branding, Retail Strategies, Digital Signage

Break Free From Branch Optimization Paralysis

Posted by Sean Hughes

March 31, 2016

Another team meeting and your brain is spinning.

You’re stuck in a state of paralysis, staying on the same tired path and once again discussing how to improve your branch and customer experience—but getting absolutely nowhere.

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Topics: Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Branding, Retail Strategies, Digital Signage

6 Engagement Strategies To Rock Your Branch Experience

Posted by Sean Hughes

March 24, 2016

In today’s highly visual world, does your branch image reflect who you are and engage with consumers? Do you ever walk into one of your branches and wonder what a client sees? How they feel when they walk in? And, how they feel when they leave?

Effectively connecting with today’s digital consumers starts with the experience you create with your branch merchandising. Whether that be static signs, brochures or digital signage, what clients see have a big impact on cross-sells, employee connections, and overall perceptions.

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Topics: Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Branding, Retail Strategies, Digital Signage

Branch Report Card: What Grade Would You Give Your Branches In These 10 Categories?

Posted by Emily Sweillam

March 17, 2016

Planning on remodeling or building new branches in 2016 or 2017? Don't want yours to look like the other 92,997 branches in the US? 

The difference between a “good” branch and an “optimal” branch all starts with the right process and strategic approach.

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Topics: Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Branding, Retail Strategies, Digital Signage

4 Must-Have Essentials to Create Your Branch Transformation Strategy

Posted by Sean Hughes

March 11, 2016

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

As some of the world's greatest minds know, strategy is everything. Taking the steps to prepare yourself and your financial institution for success is more important than the execution itself. Everything should have a purpose and reason.

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Topics: Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Branding, Retail Strategies, Digital Signage

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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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