Expansion through merger is a cost effective way to increase market penetration within the existing market, acquire new branch locations, increase footprint, and add vital fields of membership (FOMs) to the charter.
Our vast experience with boards and CEO’s provides us the insight and compassion to understand the many factors that drive the issues around merging into another credit union, as well as the obstacles that may hinder the process.
Mergers are present in many growth plans as they are an effective way for credit unions to increase market share within existing markets and expand into new markets without the added cost of building out a new branch network organically.
Growth — It’s a word synonymous with success for most businesses. In the credit union world, however, growth isn’t necessarily as cut-and-dry as building a bigger balance sheet. In today’s competitive marketplace, financial institutions are often considered successful when… Read More
One of the leading reasons credit unions engage in mergers is declining membership, according to a study conducted by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). It found that 47 percent of merging credit unions had negative member growth… Read More