A recent survey by consulting firm Novantas found that while mobile banking apps keep getting better, 60 percent of Americans would still rather open a new checking account in person at a branch than on a phone, tablet or desktop computer.

Not surprisingly, the Novantas research concluded that Americans’ preference for visits to branches over online banking stems from a strong desire to work with someone in person to resolve any issues that may arise.

Key Takeaway: Adding appointment booking capabilities like those we offer via our Mobile Appointment Booking Tool to your website is one of the best ways to meet consumer demand for opening a new checking account in person at one of your branches.