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Credit Unions Urge Congress to Stop, Study, Start Over on Interchange

Credit unions today urged Congress to halt the progress of the Federal Reserve’s interchange proposal and study the impact that interchange changes would have on financial institutions and consumers alike before the interchange rulemaking process can continue.

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.

NWCUA Legislative Effort Gets National Spotlight

A story picked up around the nation this week focuses on the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Washington state effort to pass legislation encouraging non-savers to sock away a short term nest egg.

NWCUA Meets with State and Federal Examiners

The Northwest Credit Union Association hosted a meeting for all Oregon-based State and Federal credit union examiners. With regulatory advocacy being one of the association’s top strategic objectives, it was an invaluable opportunity for dialog.

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.

Spectrum Awards Judging Wraps Up

The three-day judging event for the Spectrum Marketing and Communications Awards has wrapped up and judges are lauding the quality of the 2010 entrants.

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!

Examining Mortgage Loan Officer Compensation

Two recent regulatory actions highlight the significance of reviewing how you compensate your Mortgage Loan Officers.

2010 Capitol Advocacy Award Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Capitol Advocacy Award to recognize credit unions that have been leaders and participants in legislative and regulatory grassroots advocacy over the past year.

Heard and Overheard May 17, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.

Heard and Overheard November 1, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.

Member Directions June 1, 2010

Recent news of your colleagues and the credit union movement.

Member Directions August 16, 2010

Recent news of your colleagues and the credit union movement.

Legal Briefs October 1, 2010

Your update of the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs February 3, 2011

Your update of the regulatory landscape.