J.D. Power reports that 61{91edff4ab0179c213d4d62ccb73735ad51d636906a6f58336791bd911b76df7b} of small businesses in its sample survey are much less likely to use digital banking channels, and are still classified as “branch dependent.” The research firm concluded that businesses still value working with a live person in a branch who understands what they do and what they need.

The reality is that busy business owners who value face-to-face interactions don’t have time to wait in the lobby to meet with your staff. Many observers believe that they would really appreciate the ability to schedule an appointment with your CU in the branch of their choice.

Key Takeaway: Credit unions looking to target small business owners should strongly consider adding appointment scheduling in order to deliver the personal touch that these businesses are looking for in their financial relationships.