Coronavirus has not eliminated members’ need to transact or finalize complex financial arrangements in the branch. Nor has it lessened member desire to speak with CU employees face to face about financial products and services. In a recent PYMNTS article, the author concluded that: “In-branch banking will exist long after the pandemic has abated, but it may shift from what consumers were used to seeing.”

This shift will certainly see the current surge in online and mobile transactions continue. Simultaneously, it will also include increased demand for appointments for opening new accounts, financial advice and face to face problem solving. Appointments represent a win-win for CU staff and members: they can be granularly scheduled to limit lobby traffic and thereby comply with social distancing requirements. 

Key Takeaway: Now, more than ever, is the time to allow your members to book appointments with your CU.