The timing of criticism toward a regulatory proposal to limit loan participations to a certain percentage of a credit union’s net worth with the takeover of a California cooperative heavily steeped in the transactions may have created an ironic overlap.
After years on a regulatory watch list, NCUA and the California Department of Financial Institutions finally pulled the plug last week on the $318 million Telesis Community Credit Union, placing the Los Angeles-based credit union into conservatorship. The NCUA was appointed conservator, ending a troubled saga.
Since at least 2010, Telesis Community Credit Union’s member business loan program has been in a downward spiral.
At a time when credit unions were treading lightly, Telesis Community Credit Union was considered by some to be an early leader in the commercial lending space.
Seizure of California credit union puts focus on career of Grace Mayo, CEO and industry leader.