Now there are two large credit unions, the $1.8 billion HarborOne Credit Union of Brockton, Mass., and the $1.5 billion Technology CU of San Jose, Calif., making plans to convert to mutual bank charters.
In a statement, the league stressed that it is important for credit unions to consider the interests of their members first and foremost.
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A lawsuit filed more than three years ago arising from a dispute over a credit union to bank charter change attempt is still dragging on through the Texas courts and promising depositions of many involved in the charter change business.
If the roughly 73,000 members of Technology Credit Union, a $1.5 billion institution headquartered in San Jose, Calif., vote to convert to a mutual bank charter, they will likely find their increased expenses not restricted to taxes alone, according to CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel.
The members of the $193 million HAR-CO Federal Credit Union have voted to approve the credit union's change to a mutual bank charter, according to an announcement from the CU to its members. The credit union did not returned calls seeking comment on the vote.
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Technology CU members will determine what they want in their CU's future; Bank of America has fiduciary duty to recoup interchange losses.
The board of directors of $1.5 billion Technology Credit Union has written the CU's 74,000 members that they may be better served by converting the credit union to a bank.
When Technology Credit Union posted its announcement that it was exploring a conversion to a mutual savings bank, CUNA and the California Credit Union League made some noise. CUNA CEO Bill Cheney said his organization feels credit unions are the best providers of service to consumers.