Kookmin Bank – Rockstar Zone

Kookmin Bank (KB) is the largest bank in Korea. My husband has been banking with them for over 30 years; while I’ve been with Korea Exchange Bank or KEB for over 6 years.

Last Friday, my husband and I visited the KB branch near Kyunghee University. The branch is a “Rockstar Zone”. We’ve never been to one before and we were quite surprised to find what’s inside the bank.

Several pictures hang on the wall of the stairs.

Pictures hang on the wall of the stairs of KB Rockstar Zone
Pictures hang on the wall of the stairs of KB Rockstar Zone

The company logo at this branch is different from the ones at ordinary branches.

Rockstar Zone
Rockstar Zone

Inside, we were surprised to find colorful stools and white tables. Each table (and there are four of them) has an iPad or Galaxy Tab.

You'll find orange, green and yellow stools at this bank.
You'll find orange, green and yellow stools at this bank.
An iPad that's free to use!
An iPad that's free to use!

There is also an automatic espresso machine that you can use to prepare your favorite coffee – for free – while you watch TV on lcd samsung tvs.

An espresso machine, water dispenser and a TV!
An espresso machine, water dispenser and a TV!

The employees at this branch wear casual clothes. Shirts and even shorts!

The cool interior of the Rockstar Zone
The cool interior of the Rockstar Zone
Clerks dress casually.
Clerks dress casually but they are still respectful.

As far as I can remember, there are two more computers that customers can use. They are located near the window overlooking the street. I didn’t expect to visit such a bank, but at least I got my phone to take pictures.

Rockstar Zones target university students. I like the casual interior of the bank. It isn’t boring and monotone. It doesn’t intimidate at all, unlike ordinary banks. The bank employees are friendly and I wouldn’t mind if I’ll have to wait to be serviced ;p

8 thoughts on “Kookmin Bank – Rockstar Zone

  • August 22, 2011 at 11:46 am
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    Thanks for sharing this post. My favorite Korean celebrity, Lee Seung Gi, endorses KB and did a CF for Rockstar recently. Your post enlightened me to what that CF was all about.

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  • August 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm
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    such a cool idea to build a bank like this that caters to university students.wish there’s a similar bank around in philippine universities.that would be 대박!^^

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  • August 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm
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    wow! ngaun lang ako nakakita nang ganyang bank. I doubt na magkaron ng ganyan klaseng bank dito sa Philippines, cellphone nga kelangan mong i-turn off once you enter eh yun pa kayang gumamit ka ng computer sa loob.

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    • August 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm
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      Yup it is a bank. I might just bank with them coz of the free coffee. Hehehe

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  • August 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm
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    Cool. Although I actually prefer banks with stuffy and intimidating interior. There’s a bank a few blocks away from our house, they give their customers free orange juice XDDD

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  • August 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm
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    cool bank! feels like home..less stressful 😀

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