Explaining the Credit Union Difference in One Taxi Ride

Frank J. Diekmann ponders a new standard for explaining the credit union difference to his taxi driver in New Orleans.

Summer Credit Union Town Hall Meetings Now Being Organized

Cities have been tentatively chosen for Washington credit unions to discuss and provide feedback about the proposed merger of the Washington Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Oregon. They include Longview, Yakima, Spokane, Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.

Regulation Continues to Expand in Credit Union Land: The Dodd-Frank Act Brings a New Regulatory Regime

Dennis Dollar’s perspective on the latest regulations designed to protect consumers from another “too big to fail” financial industry debacle.

Regulators Close Spokane Credit Union

News began to emerge Friday that regulators were in Spokane to close $11 million The Union Credit Union, which slipped below an allowable net worth.

WCUL Awards 17 Spectrums for Excellence in Marketing & Communications

Gesa Credit Union earns Best of Show with “Ditch & Switch” campaign. See their amazing television ads and other photos from the Awards luncheon.

40 Hours of Convention: A Week’s Worth of CU Love in Just Three Days

You’ve heard the pitch: The Washington Credit Union League Annual Convention and Business Meeting taking place this Sept. 14-16 in SeaTac is the state’s premiere, not-to-miss credit union event of the year.

Make the Payout Ratio Work for Your Credit Union in Challenging Times

The term payout ratio was originally applied in the stock market as a measure of return to investors (dividend payout ratio). Credit unions can benefit from from this concept by using these ratios to measure the percent of interest income that is paid to members in the form of interest on deposits.

Examining Mortgage Loan Officer Compensation

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

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.

Attend the Convention Night of Comedy for a Chance to Win an Apple iPad!!

Celebrate the end of the Washington Credit Union League Convention with a night of comedy and have a chance to win one of two iPads.

Mail In Your WCUL-CUAO Merger Vote Today

Ballots must be postmarked no later than this Thursday, Nov. 4.

Annual Business Meeting Kicks Off Convention

Invest in America draws round of applause for announcement of major Biz Kid$ support. Watch the slideshow of memorable moments from the event.

Examining Mortgage Loan Officer CompensationCopy

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