In an effort to grow membership within the Florida Panhandle, entering new markets is essential for Eglin Federal Credit Union. Equipped with an expert-led plan developed by La Macchia Group, Eglin FCU is taking a strategic phased approach.
It is fair to say that financial institutions are always trying to make things better for customers while also saving money and working more efficiently. When coupled with the desire to enter new markets prudently, ITM drive-thru branches seemed like the next logical step to growth for Eglin FCU.
ITM branches, alternatively referred to as remote teller branches, are self-service banking kiosks that enable customers to engage with tellers from a distance. These tellers operate from a centralized hub, usually a central office or operations center, and deliver services to customers at ITM branches through video chat.
After a market study was performed to identify the best markets for growth, real estate was purchased in high-traffic areas that would not only accommodate the ITM branch, but also have enough land for a future fully staffed branch.
Until the branch is fully built and operational, residents living in and around DeFuniak Springs can depend on the convenience that this drive-thru now provides.
A second and similar location was also added in Gulf Breeze, Florida, and will be taking the same phased approach.
Take an aerial look at their location in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.