Most credit unions will have noticeably different-lookingbranches next year, according to a new study from the Louisville,Ky.-based digital marketing firm Codigo.

The survey of 251 financial institutions found 51% areremodeling branches in 2015, a whopping 24% increase over 2014.Remodeling activity is even higher for credit unions – threeout of five said they're remodeling branches this year. Only about one third of credit unions said they're adding newlocations.

Many of the remodels involve technology upgrades, the most popular of whichis digital signage (59%), the study said. A full 43% of therespondents said they'll add tablet kiosks, 28% plan to addoverhead music, 28% plan to add interactive kiosks, 27% plan to addinteractive tellers, 13% expect to add video walls and 16% plan toadd video conferencing.

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