Credit Union Advocates Blanket Oregon State Capitol

More than 220 credit union advocates gathered at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday for the annual “Credit Union Day at the Capitol,” an event designed to remind legislative members about importance of the credit union difference.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The bill that makes several updates to the Oregon Credit Union Act (SB 177) has a hearing Wednesday in the Senate General Government, Consumer & Small Business Protection Committee.

Charshaf Joins NWCUA as Communications Designer

Nicole Charshaf has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as communications designer, a position that will keep her busy creating electronic and print communications.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

House Bill 1327 has been scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee today. The bill allows public entities to deposit public funds into federally chartered credit unions as well as state chartered credit unions, and increases the amount that may be deposited up to the maximum level of NCUSIF insurance.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

Some Oregon credit unions will be taxed if the state’s banker association gets its way in Salem this year. The Oregon Bankers Association late last week introduced House Bill 3263 to tax state-chartered credit unions and interstate credit unions.

Federal Legislative Update: Larsen to co-sponsor House Interchange Legislation

Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 1081, the Consumers Payment System Protection Act, which would delay implementation of the proposed interchange rule for one year while the impact is studied.

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The latest news about NWCUA efforts in Washington D.C.

National News: CUNA Backs SEC’s Swap Clearing Exemption

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal to exempt credit unions with under $10 billion in assets from mandatory securities-based swaps clearing requirements has the backing of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), but CUNA would like it to go even further.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

We are just one week away from Oregon’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol, and expect over 200 Credit Union Advocates to converge on the Capitol in Salem on March 29th bringing the credit union message to state legislators.

NWCUA Federal Legislative Week in Review

The latest news about NWCUA efforts in Washington D.C.

Autoland to Make Donations for Japanese Earthquake Relief

Autoland, Inc., announced a program to assist those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier this month by donating a portion of the proceeds of each vehicle purchased through Autoland by April 30 to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts.

NWCUA Federal Legislative Week in Review

Two-hundred Northwest credit union participants joined more than 4,000 other credit union leaders in Washington, D.C., last week for another successful Governmental Affairs Conference.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The latest news about NWCUA efforts int eh Washington State Legislature

Federal Legislative Week in Review

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) has introduced the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, which would raise the credit union member business lending cap to 27.5% of assets. This could provide up to $13 billion to small businesses in the first year alone and create over 140,000 new jobs at no cost to taxpayers.