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Western CT & SoundView: Growing Together with a Common Goal!2023-07-05T12:06:43+00:00

Western CT & SoundView: Growing Together with a Common Goal!

Our Community is Growing to be a Stronger and More Efficient Organization

Our credit union community is growing with the common goal of continuing to deliver excellent service and expand upon the products and services offered to our members. The Western CT members have voted to approve the merger with SoundView Financial Credit Union so that we may combine our resources and our expertise to be a stronger and more efficient organization.

In addition to the member vote being approved, we have received all the necessary regulatory approvals to formally merge into SoundView Financial Credit Union. We will now operate as “Western CT a branch of SoundView Financial Credit Union” as we work through the transition of combining operations. You have the commitment of our Board of Directors and Management for a smooth and seamless transition. If at anytime you want to communicate with our management team, please reach out by phone or email to our Member Care Team and they will connect you with someone. We are dedicated to listening to your input and ensuring the needs of our members are being met.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you have. You can reach us by phone at 203.791.9399 or by email at membercareteam@westernctfcu.com.

Common Questions

How will my account be affected?2022-12-06T21:18:12+00:00
You can expect business as usual following the legal merger as no immediate changes or action will be needed by you. You will continue to access your accounts, manage them as you currently do and be serviced by your existing Member Care Team. We are committed to a seamless transition of any operational changes made between our organizations.
Will my accounts continue to be insured?2023-02-15T20:33:38+00:00
Yes. Your accounts will continue to remain well protected and insured. Your deposits are federally insured through the National Credit Union Administration for up to $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. If you have accounts at both Western CT and SoundView, that equal or exceed $250,000 when combined, please contact us for further information at 203-791-9399.
Will the Credit Union Office Remain?2022-12-06T21:18:12+00:00
Yes! The credit union will remain at 2 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT.
Will Staff be impacted by the merger?2022-12-06T21:18:12+00:00
All staff will continue to work for the future organization. The board and management of both credit unions are committed to retaining all staff during and after the transition.
What will happen to our Board of Directors?2023-02-15T16:07:02+00:00
As part of making this a true partnership of our organizations, the new organization will be supported by 4 members from Western CT’s board and 5 members from SoundView’s board. This board member structure provides for representation from both sets of membership in driving the future direction of the combined entity.
When is the merger expected to take place?2023-02-15T16:11:14+00:00
Following regulatory approval and a positive member vote, we anticipate completing the legal merger at some point between July and September, 2023. You can expect “business as usual” up to and after the legal merger date. We will however, keep you notified and updated as we move along through this process.

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