Mergers are at a three-year low, but some consultants say competition will force more large cooperatives to merge.
Duties shift from transactions to engagement.
This Opinion piece looks at that big decision all credit unions make with their core technology infrastructure.
For credit union executives planning a core banking system conversion, feelings of fear and stress are common. Throw another factor into the mix, like a merger, and the conversion process becomes that much more overwhelming and complex.
Technology and e-business consultants Samaha Associates attended the recent Credit Union for Kids Wine Auction held in Dana Point, Calif. The Chino Hills-based firm said it has long supported this worthy cause and this year decided to something extra special.
It's no longer affordable or feasible for credit unions to not seek out current market pricing upon renewal of all contracts.
Two California-based consulting firms, Shapiro Partners and Samaha Associates, which both serve credit unions in a variety of disciplines ranging from business development and e-commerce strategy to technology management and advocacy, have merged.
Shapiro Partners and Samaha Associates, two California-based consulting firms serving credit unions in a variety of disciplines ranging from business development and e-commerce strategy to technology management and advocacy have merged, it was announced today.