Just Before Election Heads Into Final Stretch, Northwest CU Leaders Hike the Hill in DC

Credit union advocates from Oregon and Washington visited legislators from both states to share the Credit Union Difference and stances on critical issues affecting their members.

NCUA Releases Diversity & Inclusion Checklist

FFIEC has also released a revised information security booklet. Plus, the latest Legal Briefs and your compliance question of the week.

CUNA, NWCUA Back NCUA MBL Rule in Wake of ICBA Lawsuit

Called a “publicity stunt” by CUNA CEO Jim Nussle, the lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Independent Community Bankers of America challenging the NCUA’s revised MBL rule.

NCUA Hosting Community Development Financial Institutions Certification Webinar

The agency has partnered with the CDFI Fund in an effort to double the number of certified credit unions by year-end.

Compliance Center: Northwest Security Conference Wrap

Wrap up from the recent security conference at Skamania Lodge, which urged the widespread usage of security tools.

CO-OPatopia to Celebrate Fourth Year This Saturday in Olympia

CO-OPatopia celebrates the cooperative business model and its place in the local economy while encouraging greater cooperation among those businesses. The fourth annual celebration takes place this weekend.

News and Notes from Member Credit Unions

Gesa CU opens its eighth student branch, Mid Oregon CU pays it forward, Global CU promotes Military Saves Week, Sound CU announces a new Chief Business Services Officer.

Rogue’s $2.5 Million Loyalty Dividend Demonstrates Credit Union Difference

Medford, Oregon-based Rogue Credit Union deposited $2.5 million into the accounts of 81,000 members as part of the first “Rogue Rewards Loyalty Dividend.”

Van Vleet Shows Credit Union Impact, Stability in Op-Ed

St. Helens Community Credit Union President and CEO Brooke Van Vleet published an Op-Ed showing credit unions’ impact and stabilizing force on Oregon communities.

Washington, Oregon Credit Unions Show Loan, Membership, ROAA Growth

Northwest credit unions grew loans, membership, assets and return on assets according to new Q1 data released by the NCUA this morning. Idaho led the nation in many categories.

It Was a Happy Mother’s Day for Restaurants, Bookstores and Craft Shops

Credit union members spent more money taking Mom out to eat and giving her books and crafts this year than in 2013, according to an analysis of debit card transactions by CO-OP Financial Services and Saylent.

Members Turn to Credit Unions for Financial Education and Advice

With financial literacy so engrained in the movement’s DNA, it’s probably no surprise that more and more members are turning to their credit unions for help and advice.

NW Credit Unions Respond to Government Shutdown With Emergency Assistance, Money-Management Tools

Northwest credit unions are responding to a call today from the National Credit Union Administration to help members who may be affected by a federal government shutdown that went into effect at midnight Monday.

In Oregon, Cheap to Finance and Drive

Oregon credit unions offer among the least expensive auto loans in the country. And as a bonus, it’s the least expensive state in which to own and drive a vehicle according to two bank monitoring sites releasing studies this week. Take a ride on the savings highway.