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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.

Free CMG Seminar: Changing Environment, Emerging Risk

Find what your credit union can do in this changing environment to protect your board and implement good governance practices by Joining CUNA Mutual Group in Federal Way, Wash., or Lake Oswego, Ore.

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’s Prize Linked Savings Bill Passes Washington Senate

The Northwest Credit Union Association’s Prize Linked Saving bill on Wednesday passed a Senate floor vote 46-2. The legislation will now move to the House State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee, a body that has already heard and passed a companion measure to the legislation

Treasury Releases Interim Final Rule Changing Garnishment Procedures

Late last week the Treasury released its interim final rule that will make radical changes to your credit union’s garnishment proceedings. This rule applies unless the garnishor is the Federal government or a State child protection agency.

Oregon Credit Unions Schedule CU Day at the Capitol

Mark your calendar! It is time for Oregon credit unions to register for the 2011 Credit Union Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 29.

NWCUA Federal Legislative Week in ReviewCopy

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

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The Oregon Legislature returned to work on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Gov. Kitzhaber released his budget to mixed reviews. The Northwest Credit Union Association has been analyzing hundreds of bills to determine the impact on the state’s credit unions.

NWCUA’s 2011 Volunteers Conference Dates Set

The 2011 Northwest Credit Union Association Volunteers Conference will be held June 23-25, at The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, Bend, Ore. Mark your calendar and plan to send your volunteers.

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.

NWCUA Call to Action-Urge Your Senator to Cosponsor the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act

We are excited to announce the introduction of the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act in the Senate. Please take a few minutes and send an email to your Senators encouraging them to support this legislation.

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.

Repo Remarketing to Host Free Lunch and Learn

Northwest Credit Union Association preferred partner Repo Remarketing is hosting a free lunch-and-learn meeting on April 14. Find out why 21 Northwest credit unions have chosen this complete solution to manage their repossession and remarketing needs.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The latest news about NWCUA efforts int eh Washington State Legislature

Interchange Legislation Could be Introduced This Week

Credit unions are calling on Congress to stop, study and start over on planned interchange fee regulations, and legislation that would do just that could be introduced later this week.

National Industry News: Ex-NCUA Chairman Johnson takes on Iowa CU oversight

The Iowa Division of Credit Unions will soon be led by former National Credit Union Administration Chairman Joann Johnson. Johnson served the NCUA for a total of six years starting in 2002, and led the agency for her final four years.

Congress Takes Step Back on Interchange Bill

Faced with significant pushback from credit unions and consumer advocates, Congress appears ready to re-evaluate regulations on interchange policies that would cost our members and all consumers higher fees on debit card transactions.

Washington League Introduces new ‘Credit Union Song’ at 77th Annual Meeting

See Brandon Johnston sing his song at the Annual Business Meeting and download the song for free!