Throughout the campaign, both credit unions addressed the many positive results of the merger – increased branch locations, improved products and services, and greater investments in technology. Members will begin to see signs of those changes as early as January, but full integration is not planned until March of 2021. For now, members are being advised to conduct business just as they did prior to the vote. Any changes to accounts and services will be directly communicated well in advance of the March integration.
The combined credit union will operate under the TruStone name. It will grow to $3.4 billion in assets and will serve nearly 200,000 members in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community, the St. Cloud area and Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
“We share our members’ excitement for this truly collaborative merger,” said Dale Turner, Firefly President/CEO and President/CEO of the future organization. “We’re taking the best of two outstanding institutions and making it even better for our members.”
Retiring TruStone CEO Tim Bosiacki agrees. “From the beginning, this has been a mission focused on our members – giving them better products, more branches, and increased value. It is tremendous to see that mission realized.”