Your financial institution is growing: you’re opening more branches, hiring more people, and your current corporate office is starting to burst at the seams. Sound familiar? If so, you need a new headquarters. Congratulations on this, because only the biggest, baddest brands in the industry reach this level.

Now beware, because if you’re not strategic along this process, there are a few reasons your project will fail. Here are 8 of them:

There are tons of shows about finding the perfect house, but none about finding the perfect branch–until now. In DBSI's Property Hunters: Micro Branch Edition, we follow one financial institution along their journey to find the micro branch of their dreams. Will they fall in love with a tiny floor plan or walk away with empty space in their heart (and branch network)? Tune in now to find out.

Creating a successful "branch of the future" can be a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine creating a new and modern retail-friendly branch in under 800sqft and in less and 5 months.

Sounds impossible, right? Wrong. Let us tell you more about our micro branch project with USC Credit Union.

Gen Z is graduating. Are you ready?
The graduating class of 2019 is full of savvy, Gen Z graduates ready to start the next chapter of their lives. Is your branch and staff ready to be their financial advisor? If you spend a lot of time thinking and researching how to attract this generation to your branch or branch network, you are not alone. That means that a lot of your competitors are also trying to grab the attention of this market. You need to find ways to stand out.

Technology has changed the face of banking, and it’s time for your branch to catch up or be left behind. Integrating your automation with your core is no longer something that can stay on your wish list—it has become a critical element of branch transformation that must be in place before your branch can effectively move into the future. And on the other side of the coin, core providers know that they need to make their core systems easier to integrate with, but there are a lot of things standing in their way.

Differentiation in the financial institution industry is limited, and this makes it harder to stand out. One thing that does make a difference for branches trying to win the race: client experience.

Like a world-class rock band, it is your job to put on a good show for your clients every time they come into your branch. Here are 3 ways to ensure you are providing a VIP experience for every visitor:

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To Integration and Beyond is a home for anyone who is not satisfied with the status quo of banking. CFM's mission (that we have chosen to accept) is to help you realize the full potential of your existing banking equipment and discover how you can make complete integration a reality. We unlock an unlimited range of possibilities for financial institutions and enable extraordinary branch transformations.