As of today, a California credit union merger now occupies a spot on the to-do list of Barry Jolette, the chairman of the World Council of Credit Unions.

The president/CEO of the 594 million San Mateo CU of Redwood City, now presiding over the joint WOCCU/CUNA 1 Credit Union Conference in Las Vegas, is working on an application to merge the $12 million Palo Alto Community Federal Credit Union.

The application to consolidate the nearby CU was filed two weeks ago with the California Department of Financial Institutions following long-running talks between the two CUs, said Jolette.

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