The 17 mergers approved by the NCUA in February is up from 12 in January, but down from 20 approved in February 2013.
Seventeen consolidations were approved in February, down from 20 in February 2013 and 19 in February 2012.
Golden West Cities FCU merges into Credit Union of Southern California.
Two small credit unions announce they're merging into billion-dollar institutions.
The NCUA approved 12 consolidations in January 2014, down from 17 in January 2013, and 22 in January 2012.
Credit unions in Utah, Wisconsin and Michigan said they completed mergers earlier this month.
The NCUA approved only about half as many mergers in January as it did two years earlier.
Although mergers completed in 2013 decreased from 2012, NCUA Economist John Worth said the pace hasn't changed much since 2000.
Small Pennsylvania credit union to merge into billion-dollar New York institution.
Agency's latest merger report shows consolidation trend continuing.