Local credit union merges with southern Oregon banking firm

The members of Malheur Federal Credit Union, in Ontario recently voted to approve a merger with Medford-based Rogue Credit Union. (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – A longtime area banking institution will merge with a southern Oregon credit union but local customers won’t see much change.

Members of Malheur Federal Credit Union recently voted to merge with the Medford-based Rogue Credit Union.

The merger means customers of both credit unions will have access to 30 locations in Oregon and western Idaho.

For local members of Malheur Federal Credit Union, the big change will be the ability to access “more products and services and extended hours,” said Kelsey Esqueda, Rogue Credit Union marketing manager.

Esqueda said there are no plans to cut staff at either organization.

“All team members are . . .