Conservatorships and Liquidations

Conservatorships: From time to time, the National Credit Union Administration places a credit union into conservatorship in order to resolve operational problems that could affect that credit union’s safety and soundness. Conservatorship means the NCUA has taken control of the credit union. During a conservatorship, the credit union remains open; members may transact business; and accounts remain insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. For federally chartered credit unions, the NCUA takes this action on its own; in the case of a state-chartered credit union, the state supervisory authority initiates the conservatorship and in many cases appoints the NCUA as agent for the conservator.

Conservatorships can have three outcomes:

  • The credit union can resolve its operational problems and be returned to member ownership;
  • The credit union can merge with another credit union; or
  • The NCUA can liquidate the credit union.

Liquidations: Liquidation means a credit union has been closed; however, a liquidated credit union may be purchased — and members, assets, and loans assumed — by another credit union, so that members will be able to continue receiving financial services. If a credit union is placed into liquidation, the NCUA’s Asset Management and Assistance Center (AMAC) will oversee the liquidation and set up an asset management estate (AME) to manage assets, settle members’ insurance claims, and attempt to recover value from the closed credit union’s assets. [1]  If the member shares are not assumed by another credit union, all verified member shares are typically paid within five days of a credit union’s closure.

No member of a federally insured credit union has ever lost a penny in insured accounts.

[1] An AME holds the assets of a failed institution. Commonly administered by AMAC, to which the NCUA Board has delegated statutory authorities providing broad supervisory and management powers over the credit union's assets and operations. These powers include the ability to facilitate funding and disposition of assets. Also known as a liquidation estate.

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Year Date Type Credit Union Name City State Status
2021 03/26/2021 Conservatorship Edinburg Teachers Credit Union Edinburg Texas Active
2021 03/31/2021 Involuntary Liquidation Indianapolis’ Newspaper Federal Credit Union Indianapolis Indiana Closed
2021 05/24/2021 Conservatorship Empire Financial Federal Credit Union Jackson New Jersey Active
2021 07/01/2021 Involuntary Liquidation Defense Logistics Federal Credit Union Dover New Jersey Closed
2021 09/17/2021 Involuntary Liquidation C O Federal Credit Union Charleston South Carolina Closed
2021 11/05/2021 Conservatorship Pomona Postal Federal Credit Union Pomona California Active
2021 12/30/2021 Involuntary Liquidation Portsmouth Schools Federal Credit Union Portsmouth Virginia Closed
2022 03/04/2022 Involuntary Liquidation Empire Financial Federal Credit Union New York New York Closed
2022 09/30/2022 Involuntary Liquidation Paducah Teachers Federal Credit Union Paducah Kentucky Closed
2022 10/07/2022 Conservatorship Mingo County Education Federal Credit Union Williamson West Virginia Active
2022 10/07/2022 Conservatorship O.F. Toalston Federal Credit Union Logan West Virginia Active
2022 11/15/2022 Involuntary Liquidation O.F. Toalston Federal Credit Union Logan West Virginia Closed
2022 11/15/2022 Involuntary Liquidation Mingo County Education Federal Credit Union Williamson West Virginia Closed
2022 12/12/2022 Conservatorship Richmond City Employees Federal Credit Union Richmond Indiana Active
2023 01/20/2023 Conservatorship Valwood Park Federal Credit Union Carrollton Texas Active
2023 03/08/2023 Involuntary Liquidation Inter-American Federal Credit Union Brooklyn New York Closed