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When credit unions merge, more is at stake than just dollars and cents. Unlike a retail bank or public company, 100% of a credit union’s members are also owners. During a deal, the needs of its members are a greater consideration than, and take priority over, strict financials that drive such transactions in other industries.

Protecting individual data during a credit union merger or acquisition is as important as safeguarding members’ cash.

“We want no deal leakage to the public or press,” one credit union CFO said. “That is 100% paramount.”

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