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MESA Program Looks to Grow in NW, Helping Students Lighten Debt Load

MESA—or matched education savings accounts—allow credit unions to bridge the gap between students and educational opportunity.

Learn More About MESA at August 26 Webinar

A unique partnership between the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and the Montana Credit Unions for Community Development brings a matched college savings program to the Northwest. Learn more at a webinar next week.

Horizon Credit Union, EDTECH Federal Credit Union Boards Approve Merger Plans

The boards of Horizon Credit Union and EDTECH Federal Credit Union have voted unanimously to merge, the credit unions announced this morning. If approved by regulators and EDTECH members, the combined credit union would approach $675 million in total assets and employ more than 225 people.

Horizon Completes Successful Merger with Montana First

Spokane-based Horizon Credit Union announced a long-awaited merger with Montana First Credit Union, a $63-million institution based in Missoula, Mont., expanding Horizon’s reach to three states.

St. Helens, Wauna Explore Merger Talks as Northwest Credit Unions Continue to Join Forces

Wauna and St. Helens credit unions’ boards have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore the benefits of merging. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s news that Horizon successfully merged with Montana First Credit Union.

Low Membership Voter Turnout Results in Failure of Montana First–Horizon Credit Union Merger

A board-approved inter-state merger with Washington-based Horizon Credit Union fails, with less than 20 percent of Montana First members voting.

Horizon to Acquire Montana First CU, Extending Reach to Three States

Horizon Credit Union announced plans to acquire Montana First Credit Union, a $63 million institution based in Missoula, Mont. The deal has already been approved by both boards and is expected to be finalized early next year.