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5 Failed Companies and What Financial Institutions Can Learn From Them

Posted by Emily Sweillam

March 3, 2016

5 Failed Companies FIs Can Learn From

You’ve heard the saying you have to fail to succeed, right? With personal goals and business ambitions sure, that phrase applies. But would you consider Polaroid on the verge of success? We didn’t think so.

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

Branch Merchandising: What Gets the Most Eyeballs?

Posted by Emily Sweillam

February 24, 2016

DBSI Digital Signage

Imagine this—you’re driving on the highway and see a billboard. Which one of the following options do you think would catch your attention the most?

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

Bankers Quiz: How Well Do You Know Millennials?

Posted by Sean Hughes

February 11, 2016

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Millennials will determine the future of the banking industry and they’re far more financially savvy than they’re given credit for. So, how well do you know them?

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Topics: Banking Technology, Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Client Engagement, Branding, Retail Strategies, Digital Signage, Cash Automation, Millennials

12 Branch Design Trends to Watch for in 2016

Posted by Emily Sweillam

February 4, 2016

Anticipating what kind of branch designs will lead the pack among financial institutions for 2016?  We’re right there with you.

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

DBSI and First Credit Union: An Insanely Fast Live-In Branch Transformation

Posted by Jaci Janes

December 7, 2015

During a branch remodel, one of the biggest challenges FIs face is how to effectively conduct business during the process.

Most would say it's impossible to rebrand your entire retail experience with a transformation of a high-traffic branch, in the middle of a 115° summer, in under 4 weeks, without interrupting business...

But First Credit Union did.

And their story is downright life changing.

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Topics: Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Branding, DBSI News, Retail Strategies, DBSI Client Stories

Amazing is Possible: A Branch Experience to Redefine a New Market

Posted by Emily Sweillam

October 8, 2015

Profinium is not your typical bank.  With a rich 140-year history of helping clients and the community reach their dreams, along with a motto of "Amazing is Possible",  Profinium had a lot to live up to when they decided to build a flagship branch in a new big city market.

Here's a look at how DBSI and Profinium worked together to implement the brand story across all aspects of the branch experience. 

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Topics: Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Branding, DBSI News, Retail Strategies, DBSI Client Stories

Why the Branch Experience Fails: A Fold-In Infographic

Posted by Emily Sweillam

September 24, 2015

What frustrates consumers and bank executives about the branch experience today?

In the State of Retail Banking 2015 Report, TimeTrade set out to answer the most pressing questions on bank executives' minds…and the findings are worth a look…and a fold.

For example, there's this little nugget:

74% of consumers visit the branch at least 5 times a year. Yet 60% of consumers DO NOT have a banking relationship with a staff member of their branch.

Now, Halloween isn’t here yet, but that’s a scary stat.

This report is jam-packed with so many mind-blowing stats that DBSI decided to consolidate the information in a handy, easy-to-read infographic. We even channeled the old school charm of Mad Magazine and turned it into a magical fold-in infographic with a secret riddle and answer–the first one ever, actually. We think.

So…why are you still reading? Check out the infographic, already!

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

How Branch Transformation is Making Its Way to Financial Corporate Headquarters

Posted by Emily Sweillam

August 22, 2015

Are you bursting at the seams and ready to make the move to a new corporate space? Perhaps you want to optimize the back office and trying to bring all your operations into one location for increased efficiency? 

More importantly, maybe you’re ready to bring retail and workers together, and want to maximize the corporate office/flagship design?

Much like the transformation happening in branches–headquarters combined with flagship spaces are being transformed into experiences that build culture, reinforce the brand, and create a great environment for clients and staff members alike.

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Topics: Branch Transformation, Branding, Retail Strategies

Branch Transformation: Homebuyer Edition 2015

Posted by Emily Sweillam

August 19, 2015

With the rise in home prices and the speed at which houses are selling, financial institutions are aggressively seeking buyers.

According to The Mortgage Reports, homes are selling at all-time low of just 34 days on the market this year. However, your clients may not be so quick with their pens if they walk into an outdated branch that still requires them to fill out their loan application in a cubicle where they feel confined—they’re already wary about this new and exciting chapter in their lives.

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

The DBSI Creative Agency

Posted by Emily Sweillam

August 11, 2015

You’ve been managing your financial institution for over a decade and you’ve noticed nothing’s changed. 

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