Balancing demand for touch and tech

Updated at 1:29 p.m.

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP: Mark K. W. Gim, president and chief operating officer at Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent of Westerly based The Washington Trust Co., says local banks need to be vigilant to ensure smooth technology adoption while also maintaining the personal relationships banks have built their brand on.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP: Mark K. W. Gim, president and chief operating officer at Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent of Westerly based The Washington Trust Co., says local banks need to be vigilant to ensure smooth technology adoption while also maintaining the personal relationships banks have built their brand on.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
With an evolving mixture of millennials and older customers, local banks and credit unions increasingly face a dilemma when it comes to rapidly evolving ­technology. “People want the convenience digitally but still want to know they have someone to talk to,” said Amy Martel, executive vice president and chief operating officer at People’s Credit Union,…

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