April 20, 2023
121 Financial Credit Union announced its intent to merge with VyStar Credit Union. This transaction is expected to close later this year and would bring together two trusted and financially strong Jacksonville-based credit unions.
We will continue to share information and updates throughout the transition. As always, 121 Financial Credit Union is here to help you with your banking needs as we have proudly done for generations.
In this video, 121 Financial Credit Union President and CEO David Marovich and VyStar Credit Union President and CEO Brian Wolfburg discuss the organizations’ decision to embark on this next chapter together.
Answers to Common Questions
Why are 121 Financial and VyStar merging?
By joining together, VyStar and 121 Financial will expand access to best-in-class products and services to members, offer enhanced benefits and new opportunities to employees, and amplify our collective impact within our community.
What is the expected timing and process of the merger?
The milestones for the merger include approval from our regulators, a member vote, legal closing of the merger, and system conversions. The regulatory approval, member vote and closing are all expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2023, and we expect system conversions to be completed before June 2024. We will continue to communicate updated timelines throughout the process to ensure all employees and members remain fully informed.
Will any 121 Financial or VyStar branches close following the merger?
This merger will expand access for both 121 Financial and VyStar members to branches and locations across Northeast Florida, Central Florida and Georgia. No decisions have been made on changes to branch locations following the merger. However, our combined commitment is to ensure we maintain best-in-class experiences for our members.
Why is the merger between 121 Financial and VyStar in the best interest of all members?
The merger between 121 Financial and VyStar is in the best interest of all members because it brings together the strengths of both credit unions. Our members will benefit from best-in-class products and services that are more accessible than ever before through our network of more than 70 branches across Florida and Georgia (and over 20,000 ATMs across the U.S.). This growth will ensure our continued ability to offer great rates, lower fees, and more personalized service to our members as we help them achieve their financial goals. Additionally, we will be able to offer our members even more perks to many of the most popular attractions in our communities. By combining our resources, we will be able to provide our members with an even better banking experience and strengthen our commitment to the communities we serve.
Will any 121 Financial employees lose their jobs?
No, all 121 Financial employees will be offered employment opportunities at VyStar. We are committed to helping our members achieve their financial goals through personalized service, and our dedicated employees make that possible every day.