Wells Fargo plans mini-branches
US bank Wells Fargo has outlined plans to open a series of technology-packed mini-branches in neighbourhoods that cannot support full-sized outlets.
To make the most of the limited space, the new branches will be paperless while their layout has been carefully designed to ensure customers can still talk to staff in private, says Wells.
Large-screen ATMs will anticipate customers' preferred transactions and offer image deposits, instant issue debit cards, and e-receipts. Staff will use tablets and phones to serve customers and a free wireless hotspot will be available.
After hours, the store transitions into a smaller lobby format, providing customer's access 24/7 to several cash machines.