Courtesy of Mish.
Every time I walk into my bank, I typically notice several offices in plain view of customers, each with a manager or loan office sitting doing nothing.
On other occasions, there may be a wait to see an officer, perhaps even a long wait.
What if there were queues of bankers at all times, and a no-wait policy? What might that cost?
Actually, it would be far cheaper.
The Telegraph reports computers lined up to replace humans in bank branches.
Several major banks are understood to be in talks to introduce “express” branches, which would be similar to self-service checkouts in supermarkets. These smaller outlets would be almost completely devoid of human interaction.
If trials are successful, the new format is likely to be adopted across Britain, sources said, with larger branches slimmed down and staff numbers reduced in branches.
Martin Shires of banking technology firm NCR said: “As early as next year, you could see one of the major high street banks buying a convenience store location and fitting it out with ATMs that mean you can do 95pc of your transactions through self-service. Within five years this will be a common sight.”
The new branches would be smaller and fitted with screens and telephones so that customers could call a specialist department for assistance. This might include a video link similar to the Skype internet telephone service.
Ed Salvesen, a researcher at Brewin Dolphin, the investment manager, said while it is likely that some staff will retained in branches, in-person banking could become a rarity. “Face-to-face communication is slowly being faded out,” he said.
Mr Shires said the technology would allow banks to open for longer, as machine-led branches would be significantly cheaper to run. He said a pilot scheme of express branches in the US had reduced operating costs by up to 50pc, with some staff redeployed from branches to video call centres.
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