M&T Bank

The Challenge

Fortune 500 company M&T Bank is a leading financial holding company. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY with over 760 branches across the US, M&T was looking to deliver a more personal home page experience.

With current layouts being difficult to read and site navigation inaccurately displayed, users had trouble finding product detail pages or connecting with the bank. With discrete direction for the foundation of the home page program, M&T turned to Yalo to redesign the user experience from the bottom up.

Services Provided

  • Content Development
  • Content Strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Design Systems
  • DSM
  • Prototypes
  • Site Design

“We needed a scalable solution that was personalized and easy for customers to use. It sounds like a clear cut ask but we have an incredible amount of business units to accommodate. Yalo did far more than design and dev work. They know the right questions to ask to keep things moving quickly.”

M&T Bank Executive

Our Approach

Yalo’s creative team designed the new home page experience around a modular framework perfect for variable information. Images, headlines and supporting copy aligned with M&T’s newly branded voice and visual feel. Several versions of the new page were created accounting for dynamic content being pulled in from both customer type and user data. Each main customer segment received targeted content most relevant to them. Content included variations on targeted marketing, specific M&T services, community and customer stories, and tailored resources and insights.

Flexibility First

Yalo designed home page components and modules that could be reused and reconfigured in a variety of ways across the site. This allows for rapid page building and deployment within Adobe Experience Manager for a variety of M&T business units. Tying these components to the styles and assets created in InVision DSM has also led to speed gains in both wireframing and prototyping as we continue to assist on building other areas of the site.

Animations and Interactions

Interaction designs were created for logins, warnings, search, forms and modals. Transition and interaction animations were developed to create a more delightful experience that also wove in the new M&T voice and feel.

Preparing for Launch

Wanting to ensure users coming to the updated site for the first time were aware of the changes, Yalo developed a comprehensive communications launch plan. We put together a content strategy to soft launch the new experience including site-wide banners and callouts, consumer-facing emails, and an internal video preparing customer care for the changes to the user experience.

The Results

The new website is approachable, engaging and accurately reflects the M&T brand and core values. Content is personal for each unique user, providing clear direction to easily navigate the site. Users can quickly access the information they need and connect with the right M&T person to help with next steps. Business units across the company are leveraging existing modules to quickly capture and share marketing messages.