Oregon DCBS to Host Financial Information Seminars as Part of Money Smart Week

Oregon DCBS will host forums in April in Eugene, Portland, and Salem as part of Money Smart Week, giving consumers information and resources on insurance, Medicare, reverse mortgages, the prevention of consumer and Medicare fraud, and identity theft.

NWCUA, CUNA Issue Call to Action Regarding MBL Legislation

With the U.S. Senate primed to vote on credit union MBL legislation as soon as April 16, the NWCUA is developing an “all-in” strategy that depends on immediate participation from each Northwest credit union.

ICUL Service Corp Rolls Out ‘Moms, Dads & Grads’ Line of Gift Cards

The ICUL Service Corporation, a Strategic Link business partner, offers several programs to help credit unions compete with gift card and reloadable “stored value” debit cards, including a new series geared toward soon-to-be graduates.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update: Association Collaborates with CFPB, CUNA

The weekly Regulatory Advocacy Update outlines the NWCUA’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the larger movement. Included here are updates on the CFPB and an upcoming meeting about Oregon public funds legislation.

Compliance/ Risk Manager

Northwest Community Credit Union – Springfield, OR

Senate Majority Leader Promises Floor Vote on MBL Legislation

U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid to Congress: “Democrats and Republicans are going to have to make a decision on where they stand for American credit unions.”

Co-op Launches Mobile App to Log Volunteers’ Hours

Reward Volunteers is a free mobile app that allows volunteers to track their hours and earn rewards for themselves and the organizations they serve. Participation is free for all 501(c)3, tax-exempt organizations.

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

The IRS has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Begins Post-Merger Process of Planning and Re-Branding

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation met for three intensive days of brainstorming, planning and strategizing last week as it begins to lay out its priorities and establish new branding heading into 2012.

Commercial Loan Processor

Wauna Federal Credit Union

Ready, Set, Pitch: Media Relations Opportunities to Start 2012

For media relations pros, the New Year marks a time to take proactive steps to establish relationships with reporters and establish concrete outreach plans.

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NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update

The NWCUA’s Regulatory Advocacy team works with state and federal regulators to help reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the credit union movement. Included here are details on new NCUA offices and Bank Transfer Day’s regulatory impact.