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Seven credit unions announced they bought banks in 2017, and in 2018, seven deals of the same nature were announced. Credit unions are becoming increasingly involved in community bank bidding – a trend that is expected to keep growing. While a credit union-bank merger may sound a bit like a modern take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, successful transactions can and do take place. The following are a few considerations for credit unions to keep in mind when acquiring a bank:

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