ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – This was the end of ambiguity regarding NCUA’s opposition to a possible merger of Tier 1 corporate credit unions. At the New Jersey Credit Union Reality Check conference NCUA Scott Hunt, director of the office of corporate credit unions, said on a panel about the future of corporates that it absolutely was not going to happen.

Under persistent questioning, Hunt said, “To allow a Tier 1 merger to happen we would run afoul of our duties. Our board has categorically said no. We would in effect be building the biggest competitor within the corporate system and we will not do that. The NCUA will not build a bigger corporate when they [the bridges] are under our control.”

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