This year's long winter has paid off in real savings for credit unions that invested in energy efficient buildings.
The NCUA approved 12 consolidations in January 2014, down from 17 in January 2013, and 22 in January 2012.
Credit unions say after this winter's high energy costs, previously implemented green initiatives have paid off.
The NCUA approved only about half as many mergers in January as it did two years earlier.
Although mergers completed in 2013 decreased from 2012, NCUA Economist John Worth said the pace hasn't changed much since 2000.
Supervisory examiner from Region V will replace the retiring Marcia Sarrazin.
Failure to pass the bill could mean skyrocketing premiums that could drop home values, NAFCU's Brad Thaler says.
Debra Kinney pleads guilty to embezzling from now-shuttered Border Lodge Credit Union.
The Members Group touts signups for services.
Some credit unions are betting they can succeed where the big banks have decided not to try anymore.