Three Northwest states–Washington, Oregon and Montana–have become the nation’s epicenter of merging activity among credit unions, with supporters claiming the trend underscores a higher level of member service.
Montana First CU wins approval in second vote on merger with Horizon Credit Union of Spokane Valley, Wash.
In a rare case of reversals, two proposed credit union mergers–one an interstate pact in the Northwest and the other involving Louisiana CUs–were called off last week as a result of member opposition.
Challenge possible at Thursday vote for merger between Spokane Valley and Missoula credit unions.
Washington state's Horizon CU already has footprint in Idaho.