Banking on Sweet Success

Published on: 07/09/2023

Investors Win in Banks’ Strategic Approach

In the era of rapid digitisation, it is a common misconception that banks are abandoning their physical branches. However, the truth is far from it. Modern banks have embraced data-driven approaches, utilising advanced analytics to identify optimal locations for new branches. This includes selecting sites that are not only of the correct size but also situated in bustling shopping strips. ANZ Bank, in particular, exemplifies this strategic focus on customer outcomes through its recent investment in the brand-new Hampton East branch.

Long gone are the oversized multilevel, underutilised premises. Banks now have honed their fit-outs to be sleek, customer-facing experiences, as demonstrated by the new ANZ store fit-outs.

In this fast-moving, consumer-focused world, banks compete aggressively for market share, and in doing so, acknowledge the significance of choosing the right size and location for their branches.

A key aspect of this decision-making process is ensuring that the branch location will drive customer footfall and offer a wide range of services. By analysing transaction and interaction data, banks can identify areas with high customer demand and tailor branch size and location. With their access to such data, the greatest sign of confidence is a renewal or a brand new lease, demonstrating the commitment to the site.

Banks now target bustling shopping strips for branch locations, a strategic move to increase visibility and accessibility. Placing branches in busy commercial areas ensures they are easily accessible to existing and potential customers. This strategic placement not only boosts foot traffic but also fosters a sense of convenience, enhancing the overall customer experience.

ANZ is renowned for its unwavering commitment to customer outcomes.

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By deeply analysing customer data, the bank gains valuable insights into customer preferences, behaviours, and needs. This data is used to identify key locations where its physical presence will best serve its customers’ financial requirements. For investors this directly correlates to certainty and value.

ANZ’s customer-focused approach extends to its branch designs. The 1.2-million-dollar investment in ANZ’s new award-winning ‘Breathe’ concept at the Hampton East branch is a testament to the bank’s dedication to creating an inviting and customer-centric environment. By integrating technology and fostering a welcoming ambiance, ANZ aims to provide a seamless and personalised banking experience to each customer that walks through its doors.

The meticulous selection of bustling shopping strips for new branches is part of ANZ’s broader strategy for market penetration and customer outreach. By establishing a presence in thriving commercial areas, ANZ aims to expand its reach to untapped markets and engage with diverse customer demographics. This strategic expansion ensures that ANZ can cater to the financial needs of a wide range of individuals and businesses, ultimately driving customer satisfaction and loyalty.

By combining advanced data analytics and strategic expansion, ANZ aims to deliver exceptional customer experiences, foster strong relationships, and maintain its position as a leading player in the competitive banking landscape.

As technology continues to evolve, the synergy between digital innovation and customer-focused physical branches will remain the cornerstone of the banking industry’s success.



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