Important Factors in Assessing a CU Merger

Evaluating a Credit Union Merger

Credit union mergers have become increasingly more common. From the 23,000 credit unions that existed at their peak in 1969 to the 5,200 credit unions that existed as of 2020, the industry has seen a lot of shift…. Read More

The Anatomy of an Ideal Credit Union Merger Partner

Characteristics of Favorable Merger Partners

Credit union mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise for several years. In fact, credit unions have been merging at the rate of 2.9 percent per year since the industry reached its peak in 1969 with nearly… Read More

Overcoming The Fear Of Merger

Courage is knowing what not to fear

If your credit union has never been through a merger before, the entire idea can be frightening for everyone involved, from the C-suite to the newest employees. There are a lot of unknown aspects, and credit union leaders… Read More

Optimizing Credit Union Financial Health & Avoiding Merger Pitfalls

Merger Opportunities and Warning Signs

The word “merger” can incite a variety of feelings, emotions, and opinions from credit union leaders. Ideally, credit union board and executive team members have steadily been working to build an organization which is financially healthy and contributes… Read More