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Inspirus & Gesa Credit Union Merger

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Last updated September 17, 2019

Whether you joined us after we started operating as “Inspirus Credit Union, A Division of Gesa Credit Union” or you’ve been a valued member for a long time, we remain committed to bringing you services that meet all your financial needs. Since August 1, 2019, when our strategic partnership with Gesa became official, members have directly benefited from access to 18 Gesa branch locations, robust home loan offerings, and plans to introduce more products and services.

In the coming months, your credit union will keep you updated on future offerings. For example, we’re introducing five new certificate accounts in October 2019. The added variety of options lets you choose how to best reach your savings goals, from 3-month to 84-month terms. It’s just one more way we’re growing to meet the needs of the membership. Be sure to check out our website for up-to-date rates and specials.

What’s coming up next?

In early 2020, the credit union will start offering Money Market accounts! These accounts reward you for saving by earning dividends based on your daily balance and unlimited deposits. The higher your balance, the more you’ll be able to earn.

We’re also working on joining our systems with the goal of being fully integrated in late 2020. As that date nears, members will receive a comprehensive merger support guide. This guide will include detailed information regarding any changes to your accounts, important dates, and more.

Keep an eye out for more information. The credit union will continue to keep members informed of progress. If you have any questions that haven’t been addressed in the frequently asked questions below, please email or contact us by phone at 888-628-4010 and selecting option #6.

Member Benefits

Here are all the great things that you'll gain from these two great organizations merging:

  • More products
  • More services
  • More branch locations to serve you
  • More convenience
  • Quick responses to your financial needs
  • Continued commitment to our community

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Gesa Credit Union?

Gesa Credit Union is based out of Richland, Washington. Founded in 1953, their mission is to help members prosper by providing access to a broad range of valuable and cost-effective financial products and services. Before the merger, Gesa had 18 locations and nearly 166,000 members with approximately 500 team members committed to helping improve their members’ lives and enrich the communities they serve. Learn more here.

Have there been any changes to my account(s)?

There has been no effect to your accounts or account numbers at this time. In late 2020, we plan to merge our financial and product systems. As that happens, some members may see changes to their account numbers, routing numbers, or the technology available to them. If you’re among them, know that you’ll receive multiple communications and have the entire credit union team behind you to help with the transition. Once our systems are merged, you’ll have access to the full combined suite of Inspirus and Gesa technology, products, and services.

What will happen with savings and loan rates?

The rates on fixed-rate loans and certificate of deposits (CDs) will remain the same until the end of their existing terms. CD renewals or new loans will be subject to current rates which are determined by several factors including the interest rate environment at the time of a new loan or investment. As always, we will remain committed to providing competitive rates on loans and deposits.

Are my accounts still insured?

Yes. Member savings will continue to be federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

Will you close branches?

No. There are no plans for any branch closures. This merger gives us a branch network of 24 branches with plans for more new branches already underway.

Who is leading the new organization?

Don Miller serves as the CEO of the merged organization. Scott Adkins, Inspirus’ previous CEO,  continues to serve the combined organization as a senior executive. Don Miller has served as Gesa Credit Union’s CEO since 2013. He’s been with Gesa for 30+ years and has served in nearly all the different functional areas of the organization. He is a native of Ellensburg, WA and attended Central Washington University and received his MBA from Washington State University.

Will the name of the credit union change?

The name for the combined organization has not been determined. Inspirus and Gesa are proud of their brands but recognize it may not serve the purposes of a newly created, statewide credit union. The merged organization is conducting a comprehensive brand research study to determine the most appropriate and unifying name for the combined organization. For the time being, we are operating as “Inspirus Credit Union, a Division of Gesa Credit Union.”

Are there still educators on the Board of Directors?

Most (but not all) of our current Inspirus Board Members have an education background and are a part of the new, merged Board. Because education is important to both organizations, the merged organization continues to focus on promoting and advancing educational initiatives across the state. Following the merger, the Board of the Credit Union continues to represent the interests and needs of the members of the merged organization, including members both inside and outside the educational field.

Contact Us

Stay in-the-know of all merger-related information by updating your contact information. You can make the changes yourself by logging into Digital Banking then clicking on your name in the top right to get to Settings and updating your information under the Contact tab. Or, give us a call and one of our team members will be happy to assist you!

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