Vantage West Models Relationship Banking with Opening of Fourth New Branch

What makes a partnership with a design-build firm successful? With the opening of a fourth new branch in 2 years, DBSI and Vantage West have perfected a Relationship Banking branch formula that continues to deliver outstanding results. The success is not luck, but rather the output of a sound strategy developed upfront, a design focused on […]

4 Things Financial Institutions Should Leave Behind in 2020

Welcome to 2021 and congratulations on making it through 2020… what a year, right? As we put the past behind us and move onto what’s ahead of us, especially as we look at our business, we are confronted with a question. That question being “What should I bring with me into 2021 and what should […]

The Recipe For: Microbranches

We have been working very closely with financial institutions for decades, but we’ve never had as many questions about what projects need to be prioritized first. It seems as though COVID-19 has added more initiatives to an already full whiteboard for financial executives than ever before—and a lot of them have short timelines and a […]

The Recipe For: Increasing Sales & Cutting Costs

We have been working very closely with financial institutions for decades, but we’ve never had as many questions about what projects need to be prioritized first. It seems as though COVID-19 has added more initiatives to an already full whiteboard for financial executives than ever before—and a lot of them have short timelines and a […]

The Recipe For: Building a Universal Branch

We have been working very closely with financial institutions for decades, but we’ve never had as many questions about what projects need to be prioritized first. It seems as though COVID-19 has added more initiatives to an already full whiteboard for financial executives than ever before—and a lot of them have short timelines and a […]

5 Ways Financial Institutions are Navigating Through the Pandemic 

We interviewed 300 banking executives to see how their financial institution overcame the obstacles that COVID-19 threw at them. Some survived, some thrived, and sadly, some did not overcome at all. Whatever the outcome, we have all the details on what they did, how they did it, and what they plan to do.  

What Your Marketing Team Needs to Know for Navigating Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are tricky business. While it’s an exciting time, the stakes are high… and so is the stress for a smooth transition. And as if the pressure of negotiations and legalese isn’t enough, you’ve got to figure out how you’re going to open once necessary approvals are finalized—with every location being completely re-merchandised to your brand. 

Has COVID-19 Killed Open-Concept Banking?

Originally published on ABA Bank Marketing. Financial Institutions have spent years opening up their branch, call center and office spaces with a focus on more collaborative interactions. What happens to this design principle in our post-COVID 19 world? We talked to three industry thought leaders about these questions.

Your Market’s New Needs by the Numbers

We’ve been in this “new normal” for a while now which means there’s data available on what people expect from retail establishments and what changes will produce the best return on investment for your branch network. With more and more states slowly opening up there’s even data on what you can do to make your […]

4 Must-Have Essentials to Create Your Branch Transformation Strategy

“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, the strategy is everything. Taking the steps to prepare yourself and your financial institution for success is more important than the execution itself. Everything you […]

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