Director Perspective – Obstacles to Mergers

Director Perspective: Obstacles to Mergers

We all know credit union mergers have become more and more common in recent decades. With this, however, there are still many leaders who aren’t sold on the idea. What merger obstacles are standing in the way of… Read More

Mergers Dismissed Without Consideration

When a credit union is faced with a merger, it’s also faced with the ability to strategically align itself against competing for financial institutions. Mergers enable credit unions to incorporate the best technologies for both their employees and… Read More

The Value of a Structured Merger Process

Would a Merger Risk Your Control, Quality, and Culture — or Boost Your Market Position? For some, mergers are an exciting opportunity for growth. For others, it means a loss of control, quality and culture.  Yet, in almost… Read More

Forms Integration and Credit Union Mergers | What You Need to Know

Forms Integration and Credit Union Mergers

Maybe water cooler talk has you curious. All it takes is one whisper of the word “merger” for the rumor mill to crank up. And while mergers are not bad in and of themselves, they are disruptors. Credit… Read More

Pre-Merger Considerations For Credit Unions

Pre-Merger Considerations

The number of mergers and acquisitions between credit unions has been steadily growing for several years, with the majority involving credit unions under the $100 million range.   That being said, there are a few considerations that credit unions… Read More

3 HR Issues to Address in a Merger

3 HR Issues in a Merger

Industry mergers can always present challenges for those in the human resources department, but especially so when it comes to credit unions. Navigating those roadblocks and overcoming obstacles is well worth it, creating new opportunities for not just… Read More

Three Things To Expect During A Credit Union Merger

Three Things To Expect During A Credit Union Merger

Credit union mergers are more commonplace now than ever. They happen for different reasons. Some mergers are vehicles for growth. Others are a means of survival. Some mergers even happen as a means to make network access more… Read More

5 Ways to Support Your Employees During a Merger

5 Ways to Support Your Employees During a Merger

Organizational change can be quite exciting for credit union leaders. In the face of a merger, decision makers have put a lot of time, effort, and research into the process, working to understand how to make the final… Read More

Credit Union Mergers & Real Estate Due Diligence

Credit Union Mergers & Real Estate Due Diligence

Real estate holdings and leases are a big component in credit union mergers and can be one of the key advantages. For example, most institutions consider three to five years a reasonable time to reach break-even in a… Read More

Merger Success Begins with Soft Side Due Diligence

Merger Success Begins With Soft Side Due Diligence

Credit union mergers are beneficial not only for the acquiring institution, but also for the institution being acquired, and the members and employees of both. Unlike many other business consolidations, credit union mergers produce positive results for all… Read More