GoWest Credit Union Association, formerly Northwest Credit Union Association, is a new six-state organization serving more than 300 credit unions and their 16.5 million consumer members. The region’s not-for-profit cooperative credit unions take a bold, innovative, and forward-thinking approach to improving the lives of their members and enriching their communities.


GoWest is the unifying voice for credit unions in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. We work with state and federal policymakers as well as coalitions and consumer groups to keep credit union powers strong. By fostering an operating environment in which credit unions can thrive, consumers across the West have the best access to credit unions in the nation.

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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 GoWest Foundation, formerly Northwest Credit Union Foundation, 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 GoWest Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

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Serving as a collaborative hub, GoWest Solutions, formerly Strategic Link, harnesses the power of cooperative intelligence to connect GoWest 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 West, 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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