NCUA Takes Action on Corporate Credit Unions

On Friday, September 24, the NCUA took action on the corporate credit union issue. These actions are extremely complicated and still being interpreted by the credit union industry.

2011 MoneySmart Week Set

Jump$tart Washington is organizing the first Washington Money Smart Week Campaign, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. It begins April 25.

Matz Schedules Oregon Town Hall Meeting

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz will host a Town Hall in Portland, Oregon, on October 5, 2010, in an effort to foster two-way communication and discuss developments affecting both natural person and corporate credit unions.

Make Plans Now to Attend a Merger Town Hall Meeting

The Washington Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Oregon Board of Directors have set the dates and times for the August Town Hall meetings to discuss the proposed merger of the two trade groups.

WCUF Cycle 2 Scholarship Deadline Extended

The Washington Credit Union Foundation has extended the application deadline for its Cycle 2 Scholarship Program. Prospective applicants now have until next Friday, July 16 to submit their application for all training events between August 2 and December 31, 2010.

Oregon/Washington Merger Town Halls Begin Next Week

The Washington Credit Union League and the Oregon Credit Union Association will begin Town Hall meetings next week to discuss the proposed merger of the two trade groups.

Senate Passes Sweeping Regulatory Reform Bill

The Senate on Thursday passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act—the comprehensive financial reform bill that Congress has been working on for over a year.

Northwest Credit Union Association Formed

New trade group rolls out identity following board affirmation of member vote.

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.