To step up its personal banking business in Japan, Citigroup Inc. is rolling out a new type of branch that will let customers discuss asset management with consultants through monitors, The Nikkei reported in its Friday morning edition.

Two locations will open Monday, one near Tokyo Station and the other in the capital's Nihonbashi business district.

The new branches will target affluent individuals and younger people with the potential for high earnings. These customers will be able to use touch screens to get the latest financial information and engage in self-service transactions.

Existing branches in Japan will be switched to the new style, with similar changes to be made in the U.S.

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