In the realm of financial services, the personal touch remains a cornerstone of the member experience. As Garret Reich, Editorial Associate with The Financial Brand, aptly articulates, “Few topics are as intimate, intimidating, and important to people as money.” This sentiment underscores the enduring appeal of face-to-face interactions within credit union branches.

In an era dominated by automated systems and impersonal transactions, the branch serves as a sanctuary for meaningful connections. Members cherish the opportunity to engage with a real, live human—a service representative who can address their financial concerns with empathy and expertise.

The shift in terminology—from “teller” to “service rep”—is indicative of a broader transformation within the banking landscape. Branches are no longer mere transaction hubs; they are evolving into service centers, prioritizing higher-value interactions over routine transactions that are better suited for digital channels.

As we navigate the post-pandemic landscape, the role of branches continues to evolve. Personal appointments, tailored to the member’s schedule and preferences, emerge as the preferred mode of engagement. This personalized approach not only enhances the member experience but also ensures that their needs are met with precision and care.

Expanding Branch Capabilities with Better Lobby

In response to the evolving demands of modern banking, credit unions are turning to innovative solutions to enhance their branch operations. Better Branches Technology recognizes this shift and is proud to introduce Better Lobby—an advanced software platform designed to revolutionize the way credit unions serve members in their branches.

Better Lobby goes beyond traditional lobby management systems, offering a comprehensive suite of features tailored to meet the unique needs of credit unions. From appointment scheduling and member check-in to real-time staff tracking and performance analytics, Better Lobby empowers credit unions to deliver exceptional service while optimizing branch efficiency.

One of the standout features of Better Lobby is its seamless integration with existing credit union systems, ensuring a smooth transition and minimal disruption to daily operations. Whether credit unions are looking to streamline their lobby management processes, improve member engagement, or maximize staff productivity, Better Lobby provides the tools needed to achieve these goals and more.

By harnessing the power of Better Lobby, credit unions can transform their branches into dynamic hubs of member interaction, where personalized service and convenience are paramount. As the banking landscape continues to evolve, Better Branches Technology remains committed to empowering credit unions with cutting-edge solutions that drive success in the digital age.


Key Takeaway: Embrace the changing face of branch banking. By prioritizing personalized interactions and leveraging technology to streamline operations, credit unions can elevate the member experience and strengthen relationships in the digital age. Your branches will most likely look quite different post-pandemic, and increasingly the best way to serve members in the branch will be via personal appointments scheduled at the member’s convenience.