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.
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
The beautiful thing about a credit union merger is that everyone enjoys positive change, including the consumers. Member merger benefits range from financial to technological and greatly outweigh any potential negatives that might result from a merger. Many… Read More
In the credit union industry, size matters. Mergers offer credit unions a strategic opportunity to gain a competitive advantage through growth. Credit union mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise for several years. In 1969, there were… Read More