Stop the Consolidation Hand-Wringing: Editor/Publisher's Column
Various segments of credit unions are in great denial regarding the world around them. Considerable hand-wringing takes place over the issues of industry consolidation and why more credit unions aren’t being formed. It’s a nice thought if every credit union could stay in business, but the reality is many can’t – and shouldn’t – stay in business.
The issue has nothing to do with the asset size of the credit union but actual quality service and understanding of and ties to the community or field of membership a credit union serves.