If you're a small dog and you want to play with thebig dogs, you may need to find a larger buddy.

That appears to be the case in New York where the state led thenation during the first half of the year in the number of creditunion mergers, posting 12 of the 132 on record, according to thelatest NCUA's Insurance Report of Activity.

While the pace wasn't equal across the entire state, creditunions in the northern region of New York were the most likely to head to consolidation,the data showed. In most cases, it was a struggling, smaller creditunion looking for a more secure home with a larger creditunion.

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