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.

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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.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

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.

Repo Remarketing Reports Company Growth During Repossession Decline

According to Repo Remarketing, repossessing vehicles forces credit unions to balance providing service to their members against preserving the overall financial health of the credit union. Risk analysis and proactive services are keys to navigating this murky territory.

Compliance Question of the Week

If our members write their personal identification number (PIN) on their debit cards, and thieves use the PIN to take money out of the account, do we still have to pay even though the members’ own negligence caused the loss?

Membership Movement: New Bank Fees Driving Renewed Consideration of Credit Unions

The court of public opinion says banks have erred in their belief that consumers would accept new fees sitting down. As those potential members stand up, are credit unions ready to move them to a better choice?

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Credit Union DE Training: How to Change the World in Six Days

Registration is now open for the 2012 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training class. In addition to a wealth of information, the six-day total immersion program offers global perspective and helps participants effect positive change through the credit union movement.

IRA Essentials Workshop: An Energetic Twist on Retirement Savings

There is still time to register for Paul Kern’s IRA Essentials Workshop. Scheduled for October in both Oregon and Washington, attendees will gain the IRA knowledge necessary to confidently work with IRA owners and process basic IRA transactions.

Compliance Question of the Week

If a credit union offers to deposit $25 in a member’s share account if the member refers an individual to the credit union, and this individual then opens an account, is the $25 considered a bonus?

NWCUA Convention to Include Unique Session on Political Advocacy for Credit Unions

The 2011 NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting will include an important session on advocacy training, offering credit union-specific strategies for navigating the modern political climate.