E-Learning Modules Make it Easy to get up to Speed on MemberCONNECT

With CUNA Mutual Group’s MemberCONNECT Direct Insurance elearning modules, your staff can get the program information they need in a way that best suits their learning needs—and their timetables.

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.

Invest in America Adds MEMBERS ® Insurance to Lineup

Beginning this month, CUNA Mutual Group’s MEMBERS® Auto & Homeowners Insurance program will be available to credit union members through Invest in America. Members will now be able to research and purchase auto and homeowners insurance products from their primary carrier, Liberty Mutual. Learn more about the program.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The bill that makes several updates to the Oregon Credit Union Act (SB 177) has a hearing Wednesday in the Senate General Government, Consumer & Small Business Protection Committee.

Oregon Credit Union Foundation Offers Scholarships to Western CUNA Management School

The Oregon Credit Union Foundation announced the availability of professional development grants to individuals attending Western CUNA Management School.

A Solution to the Proposed Caps on Interchange Fees

Recent reports indicate that as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed in 2010, the Federal Reserve is proposing rules that would lower interchange fees on debit card transactions to 12 cents per transaction.

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.

The Fed Providing Free Webcast on Loan Originator Compensation

The mandatory compliance date for the loan originator compensation rules is April 1, 2011.  The rules are designed to protect mortgage borrowers from unfair or abusive lending practices that can arise from certain loan originator compensation practices.

Proposal Addresses Interest Rate Risk Management

In March the NCUA Board issued a proposed amendment to Part 741 that would require certain federally insured credit unions to have a written policy to address interest rate risk management, as well as an effective IRR program for successful asset liability management.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The latest news about NWCUA efforts in the Washington State Legislature

Credit Union High School Branches Give Teens Access to Financial Education

Northwest credit unions made it on to a distinguished top-10 list recently for the number of its credit unions operating in-school branches. Ranked seventh and ninth, respectively, Oregon boasts eight credit unions operating branches in 34 schools, while there are nine Washington credit unions operating branch offices in 25 schools across the state.

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.

IRS Pays Up After UBIT Smackdown

Members and employees of the Colorado based Bellco Credit Union are all smiles this week after the credit union received three IRS checks totaling over $291,000 as the result of the favorable outcome of their legal challenge to UBIT.