BILOXI – Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union, located in Hattiesburg, will merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union on Feb. 28, 2015. First chartered in 1968 to serve employees of the former Methodist Hospital, Wesley FCU now serves all of Forrest County and select employee groups in Forrest, Lamar and Marion Counties.
Wesley FCU will assume the name of Keesler Federal Credit Union. Keesler Federal will retain Wesley FCU’s Hattiesburg branch and employees. Beginning March 1, 2015, all Wesley Health System employees will be eligible to join Keesler Federal Credit Union, as well as, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Forrest County.
This is a smart move, according to Keesler Federal Credit Union’s President and CEO, John Goff, who said, “We are very pleased to welcome Wesley Hospital Systems FCU employees and members. This merger is mutually beneficial to the membership of both credit unions. We look forward to serving members in the Hattiesburg area.”
Wesley FCU’s Chairman of the Board, Stan Grantham, summed it up by saying, “With this merger, we will be able to offer so much more to our members. We will exceed their expectations, just like Keesler Federal’s mission statement promises.”
Once the merger takes place, Keesler Federal Credit Union will have two new Hattiesburg branches, including the current Wesley FCU branch. The other Hattiesburg branch will open in February, 2015 and will be located next to Academy Sports on Hwy 98.
Established in 1947, Keesler Federal Credit Union is the largest Mississippi-based credit union in the state, with assets over $2 billion. Keesler Federal has over 187,000 members worldwide.
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