Every Credit Union Needs A Growth Plan

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

Credit Union Mergers – September 2016

  NCUA approved 19 mergers in September 2016 which stayed the same from 19 last month. The difference is that there is one credit union, Northwood, that merged 4 tiny credit unions this month. While the number of… Read More

5 Steps To Merger Success

5 Steps To A Successful Credit Union Merger

As a credit union leader, you should always have your eye on the competition. In today’s aggressive market, it’s not always just about making your credit union better than the rest; knowing who your greatest competitors are can… Read More

5 Ways Members Benefit From A Credit Union Merger

5 Ways Members Benefit From A Credit Union Merger

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

5 Ways Employees Benefit From Mergers

How Credit Union Employees Benefit From Mergers

Just the term “merger” can send shivers through your employees – what will happen after two companies combine, and how will it affect you? Adversarial mergers form interesting themes in modern fiction, however, they can be an enormous… Read More

Mergers: A Key Topic for Director Education

Credit Union Board of Directors - Merger Education

It seems mergers are always a topic of discussion in the credit union world these days. Interestingly enough, however, despite the constant conversation around the topic, many credit union leaders are unprepared when they’re actually face-to-face with decisions… Read More

Credit Union Mergers Enhance Members’ Financial Lives

Credit Union Mergers Increase Member Satisfaction

A white paper recently submitted by students of the Southeast CUNA Management School, “Perceptions and Realities Surrounding Credit Union Mergers,” has revealed some interesting research and analysis in support of the mergers and acquisitions trend that’s been experienced… Read More

Credit Union Mergers – July 2016

Credit Union Mergers July 2016

NCUA approved 11 mergers in July 2016 which has decreased from 16 last month. The number of mergers are down and the combined assets of merged credit unions are also down nearly $77 million compared to last month. … Read More

Millennials Are Key To Credit Union Growth

Millennials and Credit Unions

Millennials, that tenacious generation born during the late 80’s and through the 2000’s, are the driving force behind a significant upsurge in credit union growth. According to a study conducted by the TransUnion, the percentage number of millennials… Read More

Credit Union Mergers – June 2016

NCUA Approved Credit Union Mergers June 2016

NCUA approved 16 mergers in June 2016 which is up from 10 last month. The number of mergers are up and the combined assets of merged credit unions are also up nearly $10 million compared to last month.  Compared to… Read More

The Challenge Of Keeping Up With Member Expectations

Challenge Of Keeping Up With Credit Union Member Expectations

Consumers today know what they want. They do the research, shop around, and put due diligence into every decision they make. When it comes to their money, most consumers these days have a solid understanding in terms of… Read More

3 Technologies That Are Key To Your Credit Union’s Success

3 Technologies That Are Key To Your Credit Union's Success

Have you ever stopped to think about how much technology you truly use in a day? The number of times you reach for your cell phone, rely on an app, and consult with the many computers that automate… Read More

Credit Union Mergers – May 2016

NCUA Approved Credit Union Mergers May 2016. Attribution: Anna Jedynak / Shutterstock.com

Mergers approvals were down by half in May.  NCUA approved 10 mergers in May 2016 which are down from 20 the previous month. The number of mergers are down and the combined assets of merged credit unions are… Read More

Credit Union Succession Planning Options

Credit Union Succession Planning Options

From the very day a credit union is founded, planning for the future should always be on the agenda. While the economy will certainly hit ebbs and flows along the way, a successful credit union will have plans… Read More

Credit Union Merger Approvals – April 2016

Credit Union Mergers - April 2016

Mergers approvals were down slightly in April.  NCUA approved 20 mergers in April 2016 which are down from 23 last month. The number of mergers are down and the combined assets of merged credit unions are also down… Read More

9 Ratios For Evaluating Whether Your Credit Union Should Consider A Merger

9 Ratios For Considering Whether Your Credit Union Should Consider A Merger

A board’s responsibilities are all-encompassing, but at the foundation of every decision the board makes should be devising ways to deliver great value to members while ensuring the safety and soundness of the credit union. The following nine… Read More

The Big Get Bigger

Big Bigger

In a tumultuous digital financial landscape, today’s credit unions are better positioned than ever before. Memberships are on the rise as more and more individuals seek alternatives to the traditional, monolithic banking institutions of the past. Credit unions… Read More

Growth Is Costing Small Credit Unions A Marketing Fortune

Growth Is Costing Small Credit Unions A Marketing Fortune

The year 2014 was historic for membership growth. For the first time in the history of the movement, credit unions surpassed the 100 million mark in total membership. From a macroscopic perspective, our industry is on a roll…. Read More

Credit Union Merger Approvals – March 2016

Credit Union Mergers March 2016

Mergers approvals picked up in March.  NCUA approved 23 mergers in March 2016 which is the highest approval rate so far this year.  March credit union merger approvals is nearly twice the number of mergers from March of… Read More

Credit Union Merger Approvals – February 2016

Credit Union Merger Approvals - February 2016

Mergers approvals are off to a slow start this year.  The NCUA approved 15 mergers in February 2016 which is equal to the number of approvals from last month. Although a fairly low approval number it is nearly twice… Read More