Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
Transportation Northwest CU Alaska USA FCU merge
SEATTLE and ANCHORAGE, Alaska (10/12/10)--Transportation Northwest CU (TNCU), based in Seattle, has merged with Anchorage, Alaska-based Alaska USA FCU, the credit unions announced. The merger was effective Friday. In a letter sent to members Wednesday and posted on its website, Transportation Northwest Board Chair Mia Waters noted that the "depressed real estate market and higher unemployment levels here in Washington have hit TNCU particularly hard." Hoping to gain a better balance, Waters said, the$30 million asset credit union had pursued a merger with another credit union. However, that merger was called off earlier this summer because it was not consistent with the other credit union' long-range strategic plan, Waters said. TNCU redirected its efforts to $4.1 billion asset Alaska USA and the merger was approved by both boards in August. Washington State's Department of Financial Institutions approved the merger and waived the membership vote to speed up the merger for a faster reinstatement of dividends, the letter said. NCUA also approved the merger, effective Friday. Then, dividends on share accounts at TNCU were reinstated as Alaska USA assumed the credit union. Alaska USA operates 17 branches in the Pacific Northwest plus four mortgage lending offices and three insurance agency offices. "Over the next few months it will be business as usual at TNCU" while Alaska USA transitions TNCU accounts to its data systems, Waters said.


RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Maine credit unions put Food Mobile on the road to relieving hunger in rural areas http://t.co/R0xpt6BAZE
1 Day ago
.@TheNCUA's Matz: PALS should be exempt from Military Lending Act proposal #NewsNow http://t.co/Vy9uNhOIEr
1 Day ago
#NewsNow Iowa loan growth 3 times national bank rate http://t.co/fUvudPLg5d
1 Day ago
.@ICBA tallies its Home Depot data breach costs: $90M, 7.5M cards http://t.co/iJgRDC2AKZ
1 Day ago
.@icul's Jury elected treasurer of @WOCCU exec committee http://t.co/HEF1UChN8f
1 Day ago