Visitors to the Barwa concept branch would be welcomed by a "butler," who registers their attendance and queries. Customers are left to explore the interactive displays and various electronic devices in the meanwhile.
'Being: London', an interactive wall within the Piccadilly branch, provides local information and showcases what people in the capital are doing. Rather than solely driving sales, the bank also hopes to operate as a wider resource for customers and visitors.
Barwa Bank in Qatar, pictured, is a design concept developed by Italian retail design company Crea International. Decked with leather seats and sleek interfaces, this 'bank of the future' has a real luxury feel.
Barclays flagship branch in Piccadilly, London covers 8,000 square feet and is spread across three floors. With interactivity as its focus, the bank has designated a large area to self-service banking.
The Lab, Allied Irish Bank's digital banking store in Dublin, is centered around digital self-servicing technologies that help customers learn about its services. Visitors are offered free use of iPads, iMacs and wireless Internet.