Westminster, Prospera cease merger discussions

Credit unions had been discussing merger since September

After careful consideration, the boards of directors of Westminster Savings Credit Union and Prospera Credit Union have mutually agreed to cease merger discussions effective immediately.

Since announcing they had entered merger discussions in September 2014, both credit unions have been carrying out due diligence to help determine whether the proposed merger was in the best interests of their members, employees and communities.

The due diligence process involved an in-depth analysis of the benefits, risks and costs of bringing the two credit unions together.

“Given the challenges we continue to face in our operating environment and the costs required to bring our two credit unions together, the boards of both credit unions believe it is in the best interests of our members and employees to pursue independent business strategies at this point in time,” said Bill Brown, the board chair for Westminster Savings Credit Union.

“This has been a very difficult decision for us to reach, and we sincerely thank our management teams and all employees for their work and extraordinary efforts involved over the past few months,” said Angela Kaiser, the board chair for Prospera Credit Union.

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