The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 170 not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 8.1 million consumer members. We help our member credit unions with compliance, professional development, and advocacy for laws and regulations that remove barriers so they can better serve their members.


We are the unifying voice for credit unions in Boise, Olympia, Salem, and Washington, D.C. The Association works with state and federal policy makers, coalitions, and consumer groups to keep credit union powers strong, and give credit unions the opportunity to thrive. Northwest consumers have the best access to credit unions in the nation, because of our unsurpassed operating environment.

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The Association provides guidance and consultation on complex state and federal laws and regulations. The Association’s full-time staff of compliance experts, as well as valuable online resources and solutions, are available to provide immediate assistance on any compliance-related issue.

Our Compliance Efforts


Powered by a network of credit unions, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) is uniquely positioned to harness and deliver resources that strengthen the financial lives of people and communities throughout the region. This is accomplished through asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development. The NWCUF is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

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Serving as a collaborative hub, Strategic Link harnesses the power of cooperative intelligence to connect NWCUA member credit unions with leading business partners in the industry. These world-class partners provide innovative solutions designed to help credit unions save money, stay up to date with emerging trends, deliver cutting-edge technology, and ultimately, better serve their diverse memberships.

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As the Association for credit unions across the Northwest, we continue to push for principles of financial inclusion and equity today, and every day. To achieve this, we have firm commitments that we as an Association stand by.

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