Transform Youth Into Saving Rock Stars During National Youth Week

Show youth that saving rocks at your credit union during National Credit Union Youth Weekâ„¢,
April 11-24, 2011. The National Youth Saving Challengeâ„¢ is a great opportunity to get youth to open new accounts
and deposit their money at your credit union.

NWCUA’s Stang Meets NCUA Chairman Matz, Hands Over Industry Letter

NWCUA President Troy Stang met with NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz and hand delivered a letter signed by multiple credit union trade groups.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

Today more than 200 Credit Union Advocates from across the state will be descending on the Oregon State Capitol to bring the message of the credit union difference to Oregon legislators.

Reduce Uninsured Losses by Differentiating ‘Pure Risk’ from ‘Uninsurable Risk’

It can be difficult understanding which types of loss your credit union’s fidelity bond does and does not cover. A legal and risk-management concept that can help clarify this is “pure risk” versus “uninsurable risk.”

Washington Legislative Week in Review

House Bill 1327 passed the House on Saturday, February 26 by a vote of 85-12 with 1 excused. It is now expected that the bill will be referred to the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee where Association staff will work to get it scheduled for a hearing.

Interchange Legislation Could be Introduced This Week

Credit unions are calling on Congress to stop, study and start over on planned interchange fee regulations, and legislation that would do just that could be introduced later this week.

CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report

It is less and less clear whether the Fed will issue the final rule on the rate setting debit interchange provisions by April 21, even though the law requires that (absent a delay) the provisions are set to take effect July 21.

NWCUA: Oregon’s DCBS Fee Increase Proposal Necessary—Temporarily

Oregon credit unions will likely be paying more fees than expected in 2011 to the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the primary regulator of credit unions in Oregon, due to a budget shortfall caused by market forces.

Oregon, Washington Credit Union Chapters Hosting March Events

Two credit union chapters—one in Oregon and one in Washington—are hosting March events you don’t want to miss. And the registration deadline for the Southern Oregon Chapter event is tomorrow, Friday, March 4.

Continued Attacks on Revenue Sources Pose Challenges for Credit Unions in 2011

As the Federal Reserve moves closer to implementation of the new interchange law, financial institutions across the country are concerned about how they will be affected by the possible loss of interchange fee income.

Money$mart Week Set for Oregon, Washington

The Jump$tart Coalitions of Oregon and Washington have set their state Money$mart weeks for April 2-9 and April 23-30, respectively.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

Governor Gregoire signed the ‘early action’ supplemental budget bill into law, cutting $367 million of the $556 million deficit.

NWCUA Call to Action-Urge Your Senator to Cosponsor the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act

We are excited to announce the introduction of the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act in the Senate. Please take a few minutes and send an email to your Senators encouraging them to support this legislation.