FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced the opening of their new branch prototype, a 1,800-square-foot full service banking center in Fort Wayne. Salin Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Salin, II, joined Salin Bank staff and other Fort Wayne officials today for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony signaling the beginning of their newest banking center. The new banking center is located at 9835 Lima Road on Fort Wayne’s north side. A public Grand Opening Celebration is set for Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The building’s design was created to showcase the introduction of the newest banking delivery channel, the interactive teller system. Called, Salin Live Teller, this new technology will allow the banking center to offer extended hours, easy-to-use teller stations and enhanced personal service. The new building design will take the best of good old-fashioned banking and pair it with the latest technology available.
The new video-based interactive technology allows customers to conduct transactions and receive banking services with a live, Indiana-based teller, who has complete control of the Interactive Teller machine. The simultaneous video and audio connection can help customers complete 95 percent of the teller services that can be done inside a branch. Salin Live Teller allows Salin Bank to offer teller services well beyond traditional branch hours; tellers will be available on the drive up interactive Salin Live Teller from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
The new Salin Bank branch concept centers on the entry tower – an internally lit beacon that anchors the branch to its location on Lima Road. The entry tower prominently displays the Salin logo in glass and references a nautical lighthouse. Surrounding the entry tower, the branch building is tinted blue glass with white stone, red brick and synthetic plaster. The interior of the branch features a greeter hub with a Salin blue disk above and self-service interactive teller bays. The facility is designed to provide customers with superior customer service in a high-tech, high-touch environment.
"This new banking center represents an important investment in the future growth of our bank, our commitment to the Fort Wayne community and our desire to bring world-class customer service to our clients," said Bill Salin, II.
About Salin Bank & Trust Company
Salin Bank and Trust Company, a family-owned community bank, is one of the top ten chartered banks in Indiana with assets of more than $750 million. Salin operates 21 banking locations in 10 Indiana counties serving Columbus, Delphi, Edinburgh, Flora, Fort Wayne, Galveston, Gas City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, West Lafayette, Fishers and Indianapolis.