The Secret to Building the Right Experience for Your Local Market

Creating a hyper-local experience customized for each branch is massively important to the success of your institution. The right technology selections, service delivery plan, and branch amenities can make or break a branch. For example, a high-traffic area with tons of young professionals needs a branch or micro branch with tons of self-service options, high […]

5 Reasons Financial Institutions Should Invest in Micro Branches

Do you really need a branch that’s 4000 sf to create a great client experience? As micro branches grow in popularity and functionality, the answer is a resounding no. These smaller spaces, ranging anywhere from 150 sf – 1500 sf can provide just as many benefits, if not more, than their larger counterparts. Here are […]

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 […]

Who’s CFM + DBSI & How Can They Help My Financial Institution?

What do you get when you fuse design, technology, people and process together? An unforgettable client experience every single time someone enters your branch. Can you believe that it has been almost a year since COVID-19 hit? It’s been a crazy year, to say the least! But in this time apart, we’ve been incredibly busy […]

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 […]

DBSI + CFM: A Holistic Approach To Banking Innovations

Designing your branch from scratch or tackling a complete overhaul doesn’t exist in a silo—and neither should your approach. DBSI + CFM is a multi-award-winning, all-inclusive solution to creating the banking environment you, your employees, and your clients dream of. Every facet of design, technology, peoples, and process is expertly handled by the DBSI + […]

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. 

Swipe Right or Left: A Branch Match App

Every client has that perfect branch: one that satisfies all of their wants and needs and is conveniently located near where they live, work, and play.  It is your job as their financial institution of choice to provide them with this branch. However, there is one challenge to that: no one client is the same. […]

Big News: CFM + DBSI Announced as Winners for Future Branches Innovators Awards

Future Branches introduced the Innovators Awards for the 2019 conference held in Austin, TX. Financial institutions were nominated for the following award categories: Outstanding Branch Design, Most Effective Branch Technology Implementation, and Best Revamped Staffing Model. While a Future Branches panel chose the finalists, the winners were selected by a live peer-vote of financial executives […]

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