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.
ING bank also partnered with design consultancy Allen International to create the first branch in Turkey without traditional tellers. The branch also features the latest "Q-matic" queuing system which allows customers to join lines remotely before they arrive at the bank.
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.