Employees allege they were fired for cooperating with an NCUA investigation.
October 2014 trial date set for South Florida FCU and CEO Maggie Martinez, accused of firing employees over NCUA investigation.
Michael Bell helped with MECU Baltimore buy, sees more of the same happening down the road.
Richard S. Garabedian, a Washington attorney who specializes in credit union charter conversions, doesn’t think HarborOne Credit Union’s conversion to a state co-operative bank, approved by its members last Monday, will trigger a wave of credit union charter conversions.
Industry observers point to credit unions buying banks, note that Boston conversion involves unique state charter.
Boston-area credit union founded in 1917 now to make move to mutual co-operative bank charter.
Members will cast their vote Monday on whether to convert the $1.8 billion HarborOne CU in Brockton, Mass., to a mutual co-operative bank charter.
Special meeting date falls 13 months after Boston-area credit union first announced its intentions.
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.
One conversion specialist said he sees more ready to make the switch.