MONTREAL, March 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank's second
generation financial services boutique concept was recently recognized
under the banner of Chain Store Age magazine's international Retail Store of the Year competition. More specifically, the Bank received an honourable mention
in the Service category (15,000 ft2 or less) for its concept deployed in several of its branches — notably
those in Repentigny, Québec City, Laval and LaSalle.
The Bank's second generation financial services boutique concept was
developed in partnership with the Aedifica architectural firm. The
concept's new approach features an original spatial configuration,
architectural design and furnishings that are all intended to simplify
the banking experience and make it as warm and convivial as possible.
Based around an entirely re-thought client experience, the concept is
aimed at making transactions in the branch as easy, efficient and
pleasant as can be, within an environment unique in the banking sector
in which employees are dedicated to providing clients with a
comprehensive range of offerings.
Laurentian Bank is a pioneer when it comes to the innovative provision
of in-branch services. The Bank launched its first generation of
financial services boutiques in 2004. Today, some 40 of the Bank's
branches are designed around this highly original concept.
About Laurentian Bank
Laurentian Bank of Canada is a pan-Canadian banking institution that has
more than $34 billion in balance sheet assets and $36 billion in assets
under administration. Founded in 1846, Laurentian Bank was selected in
2012 as one of the 10 winners of the Canada's Passion Capitalists
program in recognition of its sustained success through the promotion
of passion within its ranks. The Bank employs more than 4,200 people.
Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity,
Laurentian Bank serves more than one million clients in market segments
in which it holds an enviable position. In addition to occupying a
choice position among consumers in Québec, where it operates the third
largest branch network, the Bank has built a solid reputation across
Canada in the area of real estate and commercial financing thanks to
its teams working out of more than 35 offices in Ontario, Québec,
Alberta and British Columbia. Its subsidiary, B2B Bank, is a Canadian
leader in providing banking products as well as investment accounts and
services to financial advisors and brokers, while Laurentian Bank
Securities is an integrated broker, widely recognized for its expertise
and effectiveness nationwide.
SOURCE: Laurentian Bank of Canada
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