Washington State Redistricting Update

This Washington legislative update explains the timeline and policies surrounding redistricting and reapportionment of legislative and Congressional districts.

Give Retirement Plan Participants Educational Tools They’ll Actually Use

CUNA Mutual Group’s senior marketing strategist outlines practical tools for helping members plan for retirement.

Fourteen Graduate from Rigorous Business Lending School Program

Fourteen credit union leaders graduated from the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Business Lending School last week. As members of the second class to complete the intense program, they are part of an expert business lending pool with training unsurpassed elsewhere in the country. Verity’s John Zmolek was the top graduate.

Secret Service to Credit Unions, Beware

The Secret Service and area law enforcement agencies maintain a task force in Seattle to monitor and solve the burgeoning electronic crimes landscape. In a presentation to the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Marketers’ Council, Special Agent Kirk Arthur warned credit unions of new trends and risks to their members.

Credit Union Views Sought on CUSO Reporting Plan

The National Credit Union Administration is proposing a controversial requirement that credit union service organizations (CUSOs) file their financial statements to the agency. Credit union professionals with concerns about the proposal have until September 26 to file comment letters.

Compliance Question of the Week

Can a credit union stop payment on a cashier’s check, teller’s check or certified check?

Another Wave of ATM Fee Lawsuits Hitting Credit Unions

NWCUA business partner CUNA Mutual Group provides tips for credit unions to avoid costly fees and fines in their ATM programs.

Sen. Murray, Previous Supporter of Credit Unions’ Tax Exemption, to Co-Chair Powerful Committee Charged with Cutting Over $1.5 Trillion in Government Spending

The Northwest Credit Union Association is hopeful that Sen. Patty Murray’s appointment as co-chair of a new deficit reduction committee will be favorable to credit unions.

NWCUA’s Danielle Brown Accepts National Role in Taking ‘Biz Kid$’ to Next Level

NWCUA Vice President Danielle Brown has accepted a national position taking ‘Biz Kid$’ to the next level. In her role as a contractor for the National Credit Union Foundation, Brown will facilitate fundraising and will help to get the program’s curriculum into more classrooms across America.

NWCUA Convention App Available

The Convention and Annual Business Meeting App is now available for your Android, Blackberry or iPhone. It guides Convention attendees to workshops relating to their professions, offers information on trade show exhibitors and provides information on keynote speakers.

NWCUA Town Hall Meetings to Begin Next Week

Ten Town Hall Meetings beginning next week will give Washington and Oregon CEOs the opportunity to weigh in on regulation, advocacy, government budget wrangling and other issues impacting the credit union movement. Northwest Credit Union Association CEO John Annaloro and President Troy Stang will personally visit with the credit union leaders in convenient locations throughout the states.

IRAs Rock According to Training Consultant Paul Kern

On a constantly changing compliance landscape, IRA training is advised every year. Paul Kern will lead an October workshop for NWCUA members, and promises to make a typically complex topic fun to learn.

Federal Appeals Court Decision Could Delay the Implementation of Several Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Regulations

An improperly conducted cost-benefit analysis could delay the implementation of several regulations.