Survive or Thrive? – The Question Credit Union Leadership Must Answer

Credit Union - Survive or Thrive?

In a perfect world, every business would be built to last forever, but that’s simply not the way things go. Competition ebbs and flows, some industries flourish, some companies flounder. In the credit union world, leaders are rapidly… Read More

Considerations for Adding a Merger to Your Credit Union’s Growth Strategy

Adding a Merger to Your Credit Union’s Growth Strategy

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

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 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 Mergers: Maximizing Benefits & Best Practices

Credit Union Mergers: Maximize Benefits & Best Practices

You have a lot to celebrate when you’ve created a credit union that is successful enough to be sought after by larger financial institutions. All of your hard work and due diligence can pay great dividends in the… 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

As an Acquiring Credit Union Who Should Be On Your Merger Team?

Credit Union Merger Team

The process of merging credit unions must be carefully managed to ensure the combined credit union is financially stronger and that it benefits all members. It’s essential the credit unions are a good fit, that there is agreement… Read More

Is the Compliance Burden Driving your Credit Union to Consider a Merger?

Credit Union Regulations & Compliance

If you’re a leader in your credit union, compliance is certainly not a new issue. The compliance burden of today’s market is significant and costly; nor will it go away any time soon. If you feel like you… Read More

3 Approaches to Succession Planning

3 Approaches to Succession Planning

Credit unions are facing an intense, competitive environment. Selecting a strong leader is paramount to the credit union’s success. The skills required of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) have changed as banking moves to the digital age. Boards… Read More