In a recent Banking Exchange article, this question was posed: Can education and consultations really keep traditional FIs competitive? The author states that the answer is a definitive Yes.

He points to Best Buy as a real-world example. In a successful effort to differentiate themselves from Amazon and other pure online retailers, the electronics vendor introduced an advisor program in 2016 for free in-home consultations. This decision ultimately helped Best Buy built trust and loyalty that continues to help keep the company healthy today.

Key Takeaway: As branch transactions continue to decline, the need for personalized advice and consultation continues to grow. Whether in-branch (via appointments or walk-in) or by Video (appointment or unscheduled), Better Lobby Solution makes it easy for CUs to hold productive and consultative member visits in whatever channel the member desires.