Ted Thames

  • Industry Survival: Cleansing Debate Heats Up

    The so-called cleansing theory – that there are too many underperforming or heavily capitalized small or midsize credit unions that need to be merged by larger brethren – is coming in for fresh debate this summer.

  • Failed Mergers Caused by Multiple Factors

    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.

  • Failure to Merge: Print Preview

    In this Print Preview from next week's edition, industry experts look behind the recent rejection of proposed mergers in Louisiana and Montana.

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