As November comes to an end, a dozen merger deals were announced or completed in 12 states.
A credit union helped a small-time baker grow from delivering home-baked goods to parties and weddings to placing Bundt cakes on regional grocery store chain shelves with a microloan of less than $50,000.
Filene Report examines benefits and risks of microloans and says they might be well-suited to credit unions.
Report examines three credit unions' efforts.
Credit union efforts in Hawaii and South Dakota benefit.