Utilizing Expansion Opportunities in 2018
Utilizing Expansion Opportunities in 2018

In a commentary posted on our , Richard Gallagher, discusses how and how should be utilizing expansion opportunities in 2018 that are due to the National Administration’s recent changes to the field of membership rules. The article explains five positive changes that can impact your credit union. These 5 expansion opportunities can help grow your credit union.

As the new year begins, it’s a good time to ensure your credit union is taking full advantage of the National Credit Union Administration’s recent changes to the field of membership rules. Let’s take a look at five major areas with the greatest potential for impacting positive growth.

1. Core area service requirements

Various changes were made to core area service requirements – most notably, allowing credit unions to focus service to a portion of a statistical core without the perhaps overwhelming obligation to serve a much greater core area, thereby creating opportunities for more organic growth consistent with each credit union’s charter. According to the NCUA, the rule also allows for segmenting the population of a core area without regard to the 2.5 million cap. Credit unions can now serve combined statistical areas so long as they stay under the 2.5 million-population cap, and may also apply to serve adjacent areas, provided narrative submission requirements are met.

Richard Gallagher

To read more about how your credit union can be utilizing expansion opportunities in 2018 and be positively impacted by these recent changes to the field of membership, go check out the American Banker article and then check out our membership documents for your credit union.

(note: this is an older entry and has been edited since originally posted.)


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