As it books a $3.25 billion fourth quarter pre-tax charge related to the misselling scandal, Wells Fargo says it plans to make savings by closing around 900 branches by 2020.
Royal Bank of Scotland has joined Lloyds Banking Group in doing its bit to ruin Christmas for front-line facing staff, announcing plans to kill off 259 branches and lay off 680 staff.
Lloyds Banking Group has formulated plans to close another 49 branches with the loss of 99 jobs.
Singapore's DBS is bidding to attract the tech generation back into the branch via a new instore 'lifestyle space', featuring freshly-brewed coffee, humanoid robots, video tellers and virtual reality retirement planning.
Japan's megabanks are planning to make huge, long-term cuts to their workforces as they increasingly turn to artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in a bid to streamline operations and cut costs.
High street bank HSBC was forced to apologise to UK customers after its online banking service went down for a chunk of Friday.
ING has become the latest bank to try its hand at a branch makeover, opening a tech-packed "client house" in Belgium.
As it closes and shrinks thousands of branches across the UK, Lloyds has opened its first 'flagship' site, a tech-packed showcase modelled on Apple Stores.