Barclays Bank, a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, is retraining 6,500 traditional branch staff so they can offer financial management to customers. Starting in October, these former tellers will adopt the role of “community bankers,” and receive a pay raise.

Like most financial institutions, Barclays has seen the number of customers using digital channels grow substantially over the past few years. Increasingly, consumers are choosing to conduct basic transactions through self-service digital platforms – especially mobile – and use branches for more in-depth conversations with staff.

Key Takeaway: As more people come to the branch for financial advice and problem resolution, they will want to schedule an appointment in advance. This why we developed our Mobile Wait Indicator solution which encourages branch visits from the mobile channel and helps visitors select the best time to visit the branch, resulting in higher member satisfaction and “smoother” branch traffic flow.