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The Boards of Directors from all three credit unions began discussions and conducted initial reviews for a potential merger between our organizations.
Public announcement that the three credit unions are in merger discussions.
September 2021 to November 2021
Members, staff, and our communities will be provided information, progress updates, and continuous opportunities for Q & A and two-way dialogue.
The finalized business case will be presented to each credit union board for review and approval.
Late 2021 / Early 2022
If the business case is approved by each credit union board of directors, each board will sign an amalgamation agreement and recommend the proposed merger to their memberships. Members will be notified that a vote will occur.
Members vote on the proposed merger as outlined in the amalgamation agreement.
Prior to July 1, 2022
Approval from regulators and Competition Bureau.
July 1, 2022
The journey as the new Access Credit Union begins!
With our members in mind, an even stronger credit union will achieve greater efficiencies and long-term financial resilience by eliminating duplicated costs and taking advantage of more economies of scale. This will allow for continued investments in technology and enhanced service experiences, competitive rates, and the potential for a strong patronage program for our members.
While things are going well for each of the three credit unions today, this is also about planning for ‘tomorrow’ and ensuring sustainability and longevity for our members, our staff, and our communities in the years to come.