Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

ST. LOUIS – Results from a recent survey conducted by pollster Maritz Inc. show the largest proportion of U.S. consumers believe that shareholders benefit most from bank mergers while bank employees benefit the least. When asked to rate how each of several groups were impacted by bank mergers, 65% of bank customers surveyed indicated they felt shareholders receive the most positive impact from the merger. Bank senior management ranked a distant second – 37%. Only 27% of respondents believe bank customers benefit from a merger, and 21% indicated they believe the general public benefits. Just 20% said that bank employees receive positive benefits from a bank merger. The survey results, said Eric Levy, director, financial services for Maritz Research, suggest that consumers perceive bank mergers as a financial tactic to increase shareholder value. The Maritz online poll was conducted April 7-12. Results were based on responses from 1,001 randomly selected adults in the U.S. who were questioned concerning their views of bank mergers and the economy.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to CUTimes.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited CUTimes.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical CUTimes.com information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including Law.com and GlobeSt.com.

Already have an account?


Credit Union Times

Join Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including TreasuryandRisk.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join Credit Union Times
Live Chat

Copyright © 2022 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.