In the U.S. today, there are about 86,000 retail bank branches and another 21,000 credit union branches. In the first half of 2017, according to the FDIC, about 200 branches closed and another 100 new branches opened every month. So the expected decline this year will be a little more than 1000, a slower rate than in recent years.

Survey after survey has shown that members from every demographic still want to visit the branch even as they use mobile and online banking, ATMs and other channels. Every credit union must acknowledge this fact and work hard to make the branch visitor experience the best it can be.

Key Takeaway:  Our Better Lobby platform makes visitor check-in and service tracking fast and easy, while providing visitors with their position “in line” and management with important information on visits, wait times, services and staff utilization.