Merger News & Information


Merger Announcement

Palmetto Trust is pleased to be a new addition to the Self-Help family of credit unions. Our merger with Self-Help Credit Union was effective on September 1, 2018. As a result of the merger, we’re now Palmetto Trust, A Division of Self-Help Credit Union.  

About Self-Help Credit Union

Self-Help CU serves more than 70,000 members and operates nearly 30 branches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Palmetto Trust is the first of two South Carolina credit union to merge with Self-Help CU, to date. CommunityWorks FCU, in Greenville, SC, merged with Self-Help CU in October 2018. To read all about Self-Help, visit the Self-Help CU website. Important: Many of the products and services referred to on the Self-Help CU website are not available to Palmetto Trust FCU members at this time. Please read the NEXT STEPS section for details.

Next Steps

We’re preparing to integrate all of our account servicing systems with Self-Help CU’s system. This action will enable our members to use the branches, products and services of Self-Help CU. To make that happen, a “system conversion” is planned for March/April 2019. Once that’s done, members will have access to all of the products and services of Self-Help CU.