Not A Wall Street Merger – A Uniquely Credit Union Merger

Not A Wall Street Merger

Suddenly, the crowd erupted. Tears started flowing. Members and staff alike shouted aloud in celebration of victory.  These weren’t tears of sadness, but tears of joy.  Board members, staff and members embraced each other with warm hugs. In… Read More

Mergers Offer Opportunities for Credit Union Members, Employees

Mergers Offer Opportunities For Employees

Banks are in business for profit, and their clientele are exactly that: customers fueling profits. The advantage of credit union banking has always been its customer service; “membership” is the advantage. Because of a credit union’s not-for-profit status,… Read More

The 3rd Best Day of My Life

3rd Best Day of My Life - A Credit Union Merger

We lifted our glasses of champagne in celebration; After months of evaluating merger proposals from several credit unions, selecting a finalist, and completing the final negotiations my client could finally breathe a sigh of relief.  Leaning back in… Read More

How Small Credit Unions Benefit From Mergers

Small Credit Unions Benefit From Mergers

Today’s financial market is extremely competitive and most smaller banks and credit unions face a difficult uphill battle in trying to survive among their larger competitors. The larger a credit union is, the more resources it has at… Read More

Instant Gratification Through Mergers

Mergers Provide Instant Gratification

Small credit union managers can be forgiven for feeling a little stressed. They regularly face one of the most challenging jobs in the financial industry: trying to operate a small, community credit union in the same field as… Read More

Is Now the Right Time for Your Credit Union to Consider a Strategic Merger?

Is Now the Right Time for Your Credit Union to Merge?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Credit Union Mergers: Celebrating the Success!

Credit Union Merger: Celebrate Success

For many business leaders, part of the American Dream is creating a company that is so successful it will one day be sold to a larger entity. While this goal is seen as part of a strategic investment… 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

Small Credit Unions Feeling Squeezed By Compliance Costs

Credit Union Regulatory Compliance Burden

In the world of financial services, modifications to regulatory governance can change rapidly. In fact, some would argue that each new day in the credit union business brings brand new changes that alter the industry from the way… Read More

What Are the Members’ Benefits in a Credit Union Merger?

Credit Union Members' Benefits in Merger

To those on the outside, a credit union merger can seem like a scary proposition. When you and your board position your credit union for a merger with another, one of the major concerns is how members will… Read More

5 Tips For How Digital Marketing Can Help Your Credit Union Generate Loan Growth

Digital Marketing of Credit Union Loans - Merger as an Option

It’s a simple fact of life that virtually every successful credit union focuses on loan growth as a major strategic priority. Of course, the challenge lies in finding cost-effective and efficient ways to gain that growth in quality… Read More

6 Growth Strategies for Small & Medium Credit Unions

Credit Union Growth

Sustained growth can seem insurmountable as a small credit union or medium-sized credit union in a large market. Nearly 80% of industry membership growth is attributed to the 435 credit unions with over $500 million in assets according… Read More