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.
The company logo at this branch is different from the ones at ordinary branches.
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.
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.
The employees at this branch wear casual clothes. Shirts and even shorts!
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