China Construction Bank has opened a Shanghai branch staffed by robots and packed with facial recognition, artificial intelligence and virtual reality technology.
Lloyds Bank is to lay off 305 staff and shutter 49 bank branches in an ongoing programme aimed at slashing costs.
As customers continue to migrate to digital channels, Belgium's KBC branch is closing eight of its branches in Flanders and making another 66 employee-free.
Nationwide Building Society has joined the branch-makeover stampede, calling in design agency Dalziel & Pow to create a tech-packed coffee shop vibe.
Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman has become the first graduate of the Scam Avoidance School (SAS), a new in-branch initiative from Santander designed to help the over 60s beat fraudsters.
Bank of America is planning to open more than 500 branches over the next four years as part of a programme that will see another 1500 sites revamped with new technology.
OCBC Bank is introducing facial recognition at its branches to identity high-rolling customers as they approach the service desks.
Royal Bank of Scotland has granted a stay of execution to 10 Scottish branches that had been fingered for the chop.
JPMorgan Chase is to open 400 new branches employing 3000 people over the next five years as part of a $20 billion investment programme that will also bump up staff salaries by ten percent.