Merger Information

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To our Members,

It is with great joy and enthusiasm the UniWyo Board of Directors and Executive Team announce a proposed merger with Reliant Federal Credit Union, pending regulatory approval and a supportive vote from the Reliant membership. Reliant is located in Casper, Douglas, Glenrock, and Cody, Wyoming.

This merger will result in a combined organization of almost $700 million in assets and 50,000 members. While both credit unions are financially strong and healthy, this merger will provide economies of scale that can be achieved as a larger institution. It will allow for additional benefits for our members, employees, and the communities of Wyoming. UniWyo and Reliant’s missions are already aligned and together we will maintain the notion of bettering people’s lives underneath the UniWyo brand. We are thrilled for our credit unions to come together, to get to know each of our employees and members across all markets, and to reach more neighborhoods in Wyoming as we continue to put people first.

While this is an incredibly exciting time, we understand that our members and community partners will have questions as we move toward combining our organizations. Below we have provided you with an initial list of answers to some of those. We encourage you to check back often for updates as we progress through the merger. We look forward to expanding this list to make it as smooth of a transition as possible for our growing membership.

 

Everything you need to know.

This merger makes both of our organizations financially stronger, which benefits our employees, members, and the communities of Wyoming. Our missions are already similar and together we will continue to better people’s lives by always putting them first. Our members will have more access to locations, products, and services.

Nothing will change right now. Once the merger is complete, you will have access to 5 additional branch locations in Wyoming that Reliant currently operates. 

No. All of Reliant & UniWyo's employees will maintain employment and be in the same or similar roles after the merger is complete. This growth will also allow for remarkable opportunities for future advancement for our employees.  

Yes. Upon completion of the merger, Reliant Federal Credit Union will be UniWyo Credit Union.

No. There is zero overlap in geographical locations between Reliant and UniWyo, so upon completion of the merger, members of the combined credit union will have access to 8 branches throughout the state of Wyoming.

The application for approval from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is underway. Once that is approved, Reliant's membership will vote to approve the merger. Upon receiving that approval, the paperwork side of the merger is complete. In 2023, the combined organizations will be united to better serve our communities. 

No. Both credit unions are growing and continue to be successful. There are benefits that come with a larger institution that will provide additional opportunities to our membership, employees, and our local communities. 

Absolutely! If anything it will allow us to expand our reach in each of the markets we serve. 

Partnering with an established credit union with a similar passion and excitement for bettering people's lives through exceptional products, services, and experiences has always been the goal. Reliant wants those same things, making them a natural fit for a merger.  

No.  Upon obtaining regulatory approval from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), which is expected toward the end of the year, Reliant will seek to obtain membership approval from their existing members only. This approval is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2023. 

You can find information right here on our website or on Reliant's website

Somewhat. During the merger process you can utilize shared branching to make deposits, withdrawals, and loan payments. When things are finalized, we will keep you posted. 

UniWyo is a full-service credit union with branches in Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, including on-campus at the University of Wyoming.

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