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Branch Transformation
Even as digital banking gains ground, many customers still prefer human, face-to-face interaction for complex products such as mortgages and investments. And while 60 percent of banking customers use digital channels, online banking only generates 25 percent of sales, according to research by McKinsey & Company. Make no mistake: Branches remain relevant. But as with any...
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Back when people visited banks as their sole way to deposit paychecks, make large cash withdrawals and move money between accounts, branches were built to portray security and stability. An armed guard, few windows, and tellers tucked behind iron bars or bulletproof glass assured customers their money was safe. The point of branches was either...
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Financial institutions (FIs) are built around evaluating risk and avoiding unnecessary exposure to future macroeconomic changes. From cyber security and loan evaluation to third-party, regulatory and compliance issues, FIs have exacting processes in place to analyze and evaluate risk. When evaluating capital expenditures, however, many of these institutions focus narrowly on the ROI without a...
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Reimagine your branch experience and allow your customers to bank when and how they want with ATM Branch Transformation Solutions. How can you free your branch staff from handling traditional transactions to focus on meaningful, more profitable customer conversations? How do you transform your branch into the retail experience your customers want and need, based...
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We had a great time seeing all of the Minnesota Community Bankers that attended this year’s expo.  We appreciate all of the feedback with regards to our Branch Transformation seminar.  The show was a success and we look forward to working with Minnesota Community Banks to help them find the right Branch Transformation solutions, be...
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Electronic Mini-Branches containing multiple ATMs and other self-service equipment provide a low-cost way for FIs to grow and expand service without the expense of building and staffing large branches. “The concept of unattended Electronic Mini-Branches with video links to remote customer service and sales staff has been around for over 20 years,” said international retail...
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No question about it, today’s customers enjoy the convenience of online banking services. But that doesn’t mean they are ready to part with the nearest branch of their bank. After all, that’s where they go to inquire about loans, explore savings options and rent a safe-deposit box. It’s also where they go to meet face-to-face...
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Cash is the original real-time payment. In fact, more than 27 percent of all payments are still made in cash, according to the most recent study from the Federal Reserve. That stat may surprise digital enthusiasts but for millions of consumers and small businesses, cash is critical to their day-to-day life. Who uses cash these days? More...
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1. Omnichannel is table stakes. Nearly everyone agrees that a true omnichannel experience is a requirement to succeed in retail banking. “The industry is doing pretty well providing real-time data for monetary transactions in all channels,” Kerstein believes, but he sees limited integration on customer service. “Most institutions still lack the ability to start an...
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Technology is driving more self-service options in branches and having a massive impact on how branch staff interact with customers. These two closely interconnected factors will determine the fate and future of the brick-and-mortar channel in banking. For retail financial institutions that accelerate their transformation strategies, branches striking the right balance between people and technology...
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