Oregon’s Providence FCU Earns Two Awards

While it’s president and CEO was earning a volunteerism award, Providence FCU is named one of Oregon’s best 100 green companies to work for.

WCUF Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, July 15

Applications are due in two weeks for Cycle 2 events occurring from August 1 through December 31, 2011.

NCUA Takes Next Step on Corporate Prepayment Plan, Schedules Free Webinar

The plan adopted would allow credit unions a choice to prepay some their Corporate Stabilization Fund assessment. A free webinar explaining the plan is scheduled for July 11.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Brown & Brown: Proactive Approach Essential to Avoid Loss of Top Talent

As the job market recovers, many employees are considering making a job change and employers are becoming worried about retaining top talent.

Congress Returns to Work, Faces Difficult Decisions

The House and Senate return are in session this week to deal with the debt ceiling after the White House warned that failure to act on the issue before the government could default on its debt payments.

FFIEC Releases Supplemental Guidance on Internet Banking Authentication

The FFIEC issued a supplement to the Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment guidance to reinforce the risk-management framework and update the FFIEC member agencies’ supervisory expectations.

NWCUA Announces Town-Hall Schedule

This year’s road show will outline a redistricting plan, highlight various Association achievements, and address membership concerns.

Washington Legislature Schedules Fall Special Elections

Spokane and Vancouver will see special elections to permanently fill seats left by former senator Bob McCaslin and former Representative Jim Jacks.

Compliance Question of the Week

What is the difference between the FACT Act rules for risk based pricing notices published by the Federal Reserve board (12 CFR 222) and those by the Federal Trade Commission (16 CFR 640)?

CMG Hosts Free Compliance Webinars

As the regulatory environment continues to evolve within the credit union marketplace, it’s important to understand emerging regulations and how they impact your credit union and members.

Oregon Legislative Session Ends

The long-awaited end to the 2011 Oregon Legislative Session came last Thursday afternoon after six months of debate. Oregon Credit Unions had a lot of “wins” in what will be remembered as a session of compromise.

Fed Approves Revised Swipe Fee Plan

After months of waiting and hard fought legislative and regulatory battles, yesterday the Fed revised plan moves from a flat 12 cent cap to a 21 cent fee with some add-ons.