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Branch redesign

Good Money gives great ideas the space to grow

We’ve redesigned our branches to become places where people gather, ideas incubate, values are shared and we build community. Places where we offer savvy financial service and advice by meeting the needs of members. More than a new look, it’s a new way to do business. One of Vancity’s strengths has always been our ability to help members thrive financially as we build vibrant communities together. This approach is at the heart of sustainable banking and our philosophy of making you good money by putting money to good, and our new branch redesign helps us achieve this.

What's different about our new branches?

When our members reach their financial goals, when local businesses thrive and contribute, when our communities grow strong, sustainably - that's when we celebrate success. So it just makes sense that our branches become places where people gather, ideas incubate, values are shared wealth is created as a result.

Alongside the financial expertise, community vibe, and helpful personality you find in every Vancity branch, there are new tangible elements in our branches that will help great things happen.

The Concierge and the artwork

Entrance to the branch

  • a concierge greets members and helps direct them to where their questions about financial services and advice can be answered
  • the concierge wall features a large scale art installation we commissioned from a local artist to reflect and interpret, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse culture of the community

The Think Tank

Professional meeting space

  • small business owners share ideas and discover solutions
  • not-for-profit organizations brainstorm the art of the possible
  • members meet with their advisor to plan a great future
Featuring: conference table with seating for 4-6, large flat screen monitor with PC feed, keyboard, wireless mouse and internet enabled.

The Community Stage

Theatre-style presentation room

  • community groups convene and action plan
  • seminars and special events encourage new connections
  • town halls address relevant, urgent community issues
Featuring: theatre seating for 6-8 in Shaughnessy Station, 8-20 in South Burnaby, large flat screen monitor, PC feed, keyboard, wireless mouse and internet enabled.

The Gift

Display space for local products and services

  • local merchants and not-for-profits share their stories
  • members discover their neighbourhood’s best-kept-secrets
  • artisans offer samples of hand-crafted goods or coupons for services
  • community groups raise awareness and build connections
Featuring: adjustable shelves, sample bowl, pamphlet holder and poster board.