During the first half of 2013, the NCUA approved 132 credit union mergers, up from 114 mergers approved as of June 30 last year, according to the NCUA’s Insurance Report of Activity.
The merger game – its timing, procedures and practices – is coming in for new scrutiny and debate this month among a coterie of analysts and top credit union CEOs.
The postmortem on last month’s two failed merger attempts that were victims of member opposition hits on three ingredients: poor communications, a rushed timetable and lack of enough advance explanation to constituents and the public.
In this Print Preview from next week's edition, industry experts look behind the recent rejection of proposed mergers in Louisiana and Montana.
Less appetite for risk, costs driving down merger activity, consultant says.
Persistence pays off when it comes to long-sought merger.
Recognizing the heightened interest in mergers, the Texas Credit Union League is launching a matchmaker service for credit unions involved in takeovers.
The credit union merger scene appears to be in a funk as 2010 gets under way.