SC Federal’s merger wave continues


Charleston County Academics Federal Credit score Union has accomplished its merger into South Carolina Federal in North Charleston.

It was the third merger for the $2.1 billion-asset South Carolina Federal this 12 months. It accomplished offers with Well being Amenities FCU in March and Spartanburg City Employees CU in August.

Scott Woods, president and CEO of South Carolina Federal Credit score Union

In a discover to members when the deal was introduced, Charleston County Academics FCU mentioned its board had concluded the merger might assist enhance efficiencies and operations of scale. The deal will present enhanced product and repair choices to former members of the lecturers’ credit score union, together with credit score and debit playing cards, on-line banking and mortgages.

Charleston County Academics Federal’s principal workplace has closed attributable to market overlap; SC Federal has 24 areas throughout the state.

“We’ve got served the Charleston space since 1936 and are proud that we’ve continued to develop alongside our neighborhood,” Scott Woods, president and CEO of South Carolina Federal, mentioned in a press launch. “We’re thrilled to welcome our pals at Charleston County Academics Federal Credit score Union into the SC Federal household. We stay up for working collectively on all the pieces from day-to-day transactions to extra advanced monetary wants.”

Charleston County Academics had simply $1.8 million in property and served fewer than 800 members previous to the merger, in response to knowledge from the Nationwide Credit score Union Administration. Name experiences present it misplaced greater than $13,500 through the first three quarters of 2020, in contrast with incomes greater than $9,000 throughout the identical interval final 12 months.


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