Convention Headliner Bill Cheney Appears on CNN Money

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President Bill Cheney appeared recently on CNN Money to discuss the distinction between credit unions and banks. Cheney is slated to speak at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Convention and Annual Business Meeting, Sept. 20-22 in Tacoma, Wash., about topics affecting the United States economy and the credit union industry.

Cheney discussed a variety of issues with host Poppy Harlow during his appearance, including consumer fees, maintaining higher capital standards, higher rates on savings and lower rates on loans. Cheney also commented on the regulatory burden facing credit unions and spoke in favor of raising the member business-lending gap. Video footage is available here.

Cheney just finished his first year as CUNA’s helmsman after serving four years as President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. Cheney has 25 years of credit union experience beginning in 1985, which took him from his home state of Texas to California, and now Washington D.C. He has been involved in the credit union movement at nearly every operational level and discipline.

Register for Convention at a Discounted Price on Flourish Fridays
The next two Fridays (Sept. 2 and Sept. 9) will be considered “Flourish Fridays,” during which members are able to register for Convention at the “early bird” registration cost of $325—discounted from $360. To take advantage of this opportunity, e-mail Janet Owen, Training & Development Events & Business Solutions Assistant for the NWCUA, at

More details about speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities are available here.

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