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Implementing a
Successful Universal
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Welcome…let me introduce myself
Ric Carey
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ric.carey@ppcgroup.com
 Dir...
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Branch challenge’s: declining transactions, need for revenue growth
 The challenge:
 Need for gr...
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Serving customers tomorrow requires change in strategy
 Primary role of the retail branch: drive ...
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Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program
Benefits achieved from the Universal Associa...
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Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program
A week in the Life of a Universal Associate
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My thoughts…
“The Universal Associate model is more than just a training program, or hiring
the ri...
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Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program
In Summary
 Banks need to reassess both the...
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Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program in Bank Branches

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Banks can achieve significant benefits from implementing Universal Associates including higher sales, lower costs, and improved customer satisfaction. But implementation requires more than just a recruiting and training program, but an overall strategy around Store design, Store technology, unique marketing, measurements, rewards, and recognition.

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Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program in Bank Branches

  1. 1. www.ppcgroup.com Page 1 Peak Performance Consulting Group Welcome to Today’s Webinar: Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program Hosted by: Ric Carey, Director Ric.Carey@ppcgroup.com 512-607-6332
  2. 2. www.ppcgroup.com Page 2 Welcome…let me introduce myself Ric Carey Director Main: 512-607-6332 ric.carey@ppcgroup.com  Director, Peak Performance Consulting Group  Previously, Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Banking for Umpqua Bank  Oversaw Umpqua’s internationally best-in-class banking program which included 9 years executing the Universal Associate program.  Peak’s is headquartered in Austin, TX, but I am located in Portland, OR  In addition to supporting client needs in my particular areas of expertise, I manage service delivery for west coast clients.
  3. 3. www.ppcgroup.com Page 3 Branch challenge’s: declining transactions, need for revenue growth  The challenge:  Need for growth, but fewer opportunities: less fee income, low interest rates  Higher costs, largely due to increased regulation, have made it tough for banks to significantly improve profits  Branch transactions continue to decline  Significant opportunity to improve branch efficiency/reduce cost…  Shift branch staffing toward a more flexible “Universal Associate” model  Redefine the model: the right branch configuration to efficiently meet customer needs  Enable more efficient service through improved technology  …and grow revenue  Refocus branch staff skills away from declining transactions and toward sales growth
  4. 4. www.ppcgroup.com Page 4 Serving customers tomorrow requires change in strategy  Primary role of the retail branch: drive customer acquisition and support consultative sales  Drive new customer acquisition and provide sales and for existing customers  Support business customers, who are more dependent on branch services  Build and reinforce bank’s brand  Customers still value branch presence  64% identify branch convenience is primary reason for choosing their bank  61% still visit a bank branch at least once per quarter  Channel preferences are changing  Transactions conducted in bank branches are declining 6-7% per year  Transaction behavior and routine servicing shifting to other channels  Shrinking branch traffic leaves fewer sales opportunities  New accounts opened per branch FTE declined 23% since 1997 Source: American Bankers Assn. Consumer Survey, 2011 Source: Gordon Smith, “Consumer & Community Banking” 2/26/13, J.P. Morgan & Chase, SNL Financial % of Consumer Deposits Through Tellers(1)
  5. 5. www.ppcgroup.com Page 5 Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program Benefits achieved from the Universal Associate program  Reduced temporary staff required for coverage from illness, vacations, etc.  Reduced cost for salary and benefits  Reduced number of Branch employee’s  Increased cross sell ratio  Improved employee satisfaction scores  Improved employee retention  Improved Customer satisfaction scores  Improved staff ability to handle more complex transactions
  6. 6. www.ppcgroup.com Page 6 Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program A week in the Life of a Universal Associate  Teller Duties Monday and Tuesday. Also handled several operational questions from customers.  Branch Greeter on Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm, then hosted an event at the store featuring a local florist shop demonstrating creating the perfect bouquet. Closed the store at 9pm.  Serious about Service Counter on Thursday. Handled opening new accounts and loan applications.  Thursday at 3pm, as part of our Connect program, I went to my son’s school and read with a second grader through the SMART program (Start Making a Reader Today)  Covered for Manager on Friday while she was out making calls
  7. 7. www.ppcgroup.com Page 7 My thoughts… “The Universal Associate model is more than just a training program, or hiring the right associate.” “Although these are important, the Universal Associate program is part of an overall strategy around Store design, Store technology, unique marketing, measurements, rewards, and recognition.”
  8. 8. www.ppcgroup.com Page 8 Implementing a Successful Universal Associate Program In Summary  Banks need to reassess both the branch design and branch staffing in light of further advancements in automation that will continue to drive down customer transactions  Customers will continue to utilize the branch when making purchases or for handling operational issues  Our staff will need to be able to handle more complex customer transactions  Our staff will need to be able to cross sell more complex products and services  Focusing on both the branch design of the future as well as the Universal Associate staffing model will support both cost efficiencies and desired sales and revenue improvements
  9. 9. www.ppcgroup.com Page 9 Peak Performance Consulting Group We hoped you enjoyed today’s webinar presentation! To see this and other Peak Performance Consulting Group webinar presentations please visit our website www.ppcgroup.com Join our LinkedIn group, the Retail Banking Network Follow us on Twitter @retailbanking Peak Performance Consulting Group 700 Lavaca St. | 14th Floor | Austin, Texas | 78701 W: 512-607-6362 | W: 512-607-6332
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