A New Day! A New Year! A New Partnership!

It’s a new day, a new year and the beginning of a great new partnership!

On January 4, 2016 the former Bergengren Credit Union and the former East Coast Credit Union opened their doors as the newly amalgamated East Coast Credit Union.

Members of East Coast Credit Union and Bergengren Credit Union voted strongly in favour of amalgamating their two organizations on Monday, November 30, 2015 with a vote of over 80% in favour of the amalgamation. East Coast Credit Union received further approval from the Superintendent of Credit Unions.

The new East Coast Credit Union serves more than 41,000 members from 20 branch locations by a team of 205 financial services professionals. Members will continue to see familiar faces and receive the same high quality service and financial advice they have come to expect.

The Chair of the new East Coast Credit Union, Mary Oxner, officially announced the appointment of CEO Ken Shea by the Board of Directors and stated, “We are pleased to have an inspirational leader with a wealth of experience in credit unions and financial management to help steer us forward as a new organization.”

“We are very excited about our new partnership and this is a great way to begin a new year,” said Ken Shea, President and CEO of East Coast Credit Union. “We sincerely thank our members for providing this great opportunity to work together to build a better future. Our team will work diligently over the coming weeks and months to consolidate all aspects of our organizations.”

As East Coast Credit Union works to combine its operations, business will continue as usual. The credit union would like to assure its members that any changes impacting them will be minimal and will be communicated to them in advance. East Coast Credit Union looks forward to continuing to serve its members and helping them reach their financial goals now and into the future.

For more information, please visit www.eastcoastcu.ca or contact:

Ken Shea, President and CEO
East Coast Credit Union
155 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth, NS B3B 2N5
E-mail: ken.shea@eastcoastcu.ca