Two of four steps completed in bid for Massachusetts credit union to buy New Hampshire bank.
The 20,000 member, $353 million GFA Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Worcester Mass., moved a bit closer to finalizing a purchase of a stock-owned thrift when a majority of the bank’s shareholders voted to approve the deal.
New Hampshire bank becomes second savings bank to be purchased by a credit union.
Lawyers handling the planned takeover of an ailing New Hampshire bank by a Massachusetts credit union expressed optimism Thursday the deal can clear regulatory hurdles.
The proposed buyout by GFA Federal Credit Union of a troubled New Hampshire savings bank continues to generate industry interest but with a pivotal question: Can the credit union and bank clear the legal hurdles with the NCUA, the Comptroller of the Currency and the FDIC.
The $20 million Filene FCU is tied to the now-shuttered retail chain once operated by credit union pioneer Edward Filene.
Vote on plan to proceed with conversion to mutual bank was scheduled Wednesday.
I was disappointed that CUNA and NAFCU have taken the position that converting credit unions should pay future corporate stabilization fund assessments. I see this as an exit tax on credit unions. I see it as contrary to the principles of charter choice and free markets. I object to any...
Now garnering heightened industry attention, the $1.3 billion United Federal Credit Union of St. Joseph, Mich. moved a step closer last week to charting what it called trail blazing territory by winning NCUA approval to buy an ailing Indiana savings bank.
That precedent-setting deal by Michigan’s United Federal Credit Union to merge an ailing Indiana savings bank gained NCUA approval last week and now seems certain to be the model for more to come, its architect says.