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Generating referrals for your business

If you practice within a bank, credit union or other similar financial institution, you are uniquely positioned to build a referral strategy and framework to better serve customers and grow your business.
Help turn customers into clients
Customers who visit a financial institution branch for personal or commercial banking may be looking for an extra connection. Consider coaching branch staff to chat with them about goals and referring them to a financial professional for advice. You'll be providing a valuable service — and helping to turn them into loyal and satisfied clients.
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4 reasons to generate referrals

Here are 4 reasons you'll want to build and sustain a referral strategy at your financial institution.
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Increase branch business
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Encourage customer loyalty
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Add value to the service you provide
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Build teamwork and reciprocity
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What goes into building a referral strategy at your institution? Download our resource guide to get started.

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Why referrals matter

Generating referrals can help everyone do a better job by uncovering opportunities and providing leads. Here's what others have said about why referrals matter to them.
A financial professional discussing services the bank offers with a customer.

"Cold-calling can be a little awkward, even for financial professionals. The customer is more open to a referral when they're in the bank and it happens organically."
— Financial professional

A branch manager talking to an employee about the ease of making customer referrals.

"Making a referral is kind of like offering free coffee. It doesn't take much effort, and people really appreciate it."
— Branch manager

A happy client who now has the information she needs from a financial professional at the bank.

"I wanted to save more, figure out how to invest. But I was overwhelmed and asked someone at the bank for advice. I heard from someone that day. Without that referral, I'd still be looking for answers."
— Client

A financial professional working with clients.

"Could I get by without referrals? Probably. Would I want to? Definitely not. Referrals free up more of my time to focus on clients. That's huge."
— Financial professional

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