A Bank is not a Building

Apr 24, 2019 | Core Bank

By Jason Moxness, Market President, Core Bank
I remember when my dad would go to the bank every Saturday morning to deposit his paycheck and take out enough cash for the week. I would ride along in hopes that the drive-through teller would see me and send a sucker out along with the cash. Our dog even started to get in the game once they started handing out dog treats.
No, I didn’t grow up in Mayberry in the 60’s. This was small town USA in the 70’s and 80’s. But back then, going to the bank was an event – and some would even dress up to go see their banker.
Needless to say, times have changed and so has banking. Gone are the marble floors, dark wood paneling, teller lines and that “bank smell” (I think it was the smell of old money). Banking has evolved in many of the best ways possible. Through technology we are providing better service and more competitive products while still giving clients that personal touch.
Our Manifesto of Beliefs states, “We are so much more than a bank. Not a mere collection of buildings and financial tools.” We no longer define ourselves by the size of our branches, the locations of our ATM’s and the number of drive through lanes we offer.
Banks are People not Buildings.
Because of this, we take our people to the communities we serve and we do it in a way that is personal, professional, backed by technology and presented by some of the best and brightest in the industry. We obviously still need a place to call home, so we haven’t completely eliminated the need for a building, but we’ve found that we are better when we’re together.
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Our brand new four-story, 60,000 square foot Headquarters in Omaha is a shining new example of what a bank of the future looks like. The building is modern, high tech, welcoming to the public and comfortable and collaborative for the employees. There’s still the nod to yesteryear where we want to create an experience for the customers… but the drive through has been replaced with mobile deposit technology and interactive tellers and the suckers have been replaced by vanilla lattes and café mochas.
For more about our new headquarters in Omaha, be sure to read: “Core Bank’s new HQ aims for ‘remarkable banking experience.’ Your tour starts here.
The oldest bank still in existence is in Siena, Italy and has been operating continually since 1472. I would expect that the banking industry will outlive all of us as one of the oldest professions in the world. Where do we go from here? No one knows for sure, but I do know that we will continue to evolve to meet the changing demands of our customers and continue to find ways to better serve those in our community.
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Photos used with permission from: Omaha World-Herald