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Posted by David Giarrizzo

July 27, 2018

Have you seen the latest data on Digital Signage use among financial institutions?  

Whether Digital Signage is on your priority list or not, you need to check out the latest statistics on what’s working, how much FI’s are spending, and what’s most effective for delivering tangible results. Check out this video for a sneak peek ...

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Topics: Digital Signage, Client Engagement

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

5 Surprising Branch Digital Signage Stats

Posted by Laura Ory

December 28, 2017

As banking technology and consumer behavior changes, it's more important than ever to stay on the pulse of what's happening. 

  • How are other financial institutions responding to changes?
  • What new technologies are they using?
  • What's the impact and how much does it all cost!?!

See how financial institutions are using Digital Signage, like the five surprising stats in this video from our last survey: 

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Topics: Digital Signage, Client Engagement

What Christmas Carol Is Your Branch Signage Singing?

Posted by Lauren Helt

December 13, 2017

Get in the spirit of the season with this quick quiz to see which holiday jingle is most in tune with the digital signage in your branch. (Spoiler alert: you’ve probably heard it on the radio many times since Thanksgiving and the chances of getting it stuck in your head are high!)

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Topics: Digital Signage, Client Engagement

Fantasy Branch Draft: Tackling Branch Technology

Posted by Laura Ory

January 25, 2017

Technology options for branches seem to grow by the day, with amazing opportunities for efficiency and profitability. But when you’ve got limited resources to transform and upgrade a branch, what makes the cut?

For Week 3 of our Fantasy Branch Draft, we want your top technology picks! Read up on the stats to decide, then place your vote. 

Let the drafting begin!

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Topics: Banking Technology, Client Engagement, Retail Strategies, Fantasy Branch Draft

Fantasy Branch Faceoff: Client Engagement Strategies

Posted by Laura Ory

January 18, 2017


Client engagement can really help rack up the points for your branch, from loyalty and greater profitability to referrals.

So how can you can you improve your engagement stats? We’ve rounded up a few strategies for week 2 of the Fantasy Branch Draft! 

Check out the options and stats below, then pick the client engagement strategies you think deserve a spot on the Fantasy Branch roster.

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Topics: Client Engagement, Digital Signage, Retail Banking, Fantasy Branch Draft

Goodbye Teller Lines, Hello Tablets! 6 Ways Tablets Can Boost Branch Sales and Service

Posted by Laura Ory

September 21, 2016

Tablets are about to do a lot more than entertain cats, if financial institutions get their way.

A sweeping 92 percent of financial industry panelists who participated in Celent’s 2015 Branch Transformation Research Panel survey said they expect tablets to be highly or extremely likely to be used by front line staff in the future.

Why? According to Celent’s follow-up survey and report, The Tablet Stampede: How Branches Will Change in the Short Term, some see tablets replacing some or all desktop computers in branches, reducing costs and creating a more open and inviting space. And many believe they can be a helpful tool for more efficient service and sales.

But how exactly are banks currently using or planning to take advantage of the handy tablet? Here are six ways tablets can be put to use in the branch.

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Topics: Banking Technology, Software, Client Engagement

Bankers Quiz: How Well Do You Know Millennials?

Posted by Sean Hughes

February 11, 2016


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

4 Monsters That Will Ruin Your Branch Experience [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Emily Sweillam

October 29, 2015

It’s that time of year again…and DBSI has scared up new monsters haunting the branch this Halloween season. (See last year's monsters here)

These real photos show the worst monsters ruining the branch experience, and are ones you should avoid at all costs.

Consult our guide and see if you can spot any monsters that are invading your space.

But, beware…these images are horrifying.

Want to show this to others? Download a printable PDF of the infographic here.

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Topics: Retail Banking, Branch Transformation, Branch Design, Client Engagement, Retail Strategies

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