Bringing the Human Touch to Digital Banking

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Digital relationship banking doesn’t mean customers only interact with a chatbot or automated messaging — there’s a more personal side to the experience that scales with customer relationships.

Bringing the human touch to digital banking is still a critical component of success. Care and compassion aren’t in and of themselves radical ideas, but how we use them can make all the difference in customer experience. What if instead of scripts and predictable dialogues, we encouraged representatives to engage with their customers through instinct?

Today’s guest is Caitlin Drake, SVP of Customer Experience & Digital Banking at Busey — a hub for bringing humanity into digital banking experiences recently honored as one of “America’s Best Banks” by Forbes and one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker.

Caitlin is a dedicated advocate of human-centered business practices and believes in the power of autonomy throughout company personnel and customer care. She also champions the effects of a personal touch as a retention strategy but, more importantly, as a channel for connection.

Caitlin has 15 years of experience in the financial services sector and brings a wealth of knowledge on customer experience and digital transformation. She aims to bring elements of personal touch into every aspect of her work.

Today Caitlin shares how enabling customer care personnel to meet their connections right where they’re at — after getting to know them on a meaningful level — “surprise and delight” can take on a whole new meaning. She also talks about how creativity abounds when going above and beyond. In fact, she shares that while keeping all methods relevant to each unique customer, this creativity can look however you want it to.

Caitlin and I also discussed:

Why customer experience is not a “nice to have”
How a 150-year-old brand promise still guides Busey today
What the status quo of the banking industry is
How Busey’s team is humanizing digital banking
How a perceived cost center became a meaningful and award-winning care center



Bringing the Human Touch to Digital Banking

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Video Highlights: Bringing the Human Touch to Digital Banking

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1. Customer Experience is Brand Perception



2. The Busey Promise and Pillars



3. Digital Banking and Building Relationships



4. Care Center Hiring and Promotions



5. VCX Credentials: CCXP via CXPA


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