Two NW CU Execs Chosen for Filene i3 Program

Josh Sidell of Verity Credit Union and Melissa Vigil of Northwest Community Credit Union, will serve two-year terms starting in October.

When it Comes to Financial Education, Credit Unions Speak Your Language

Providing free, financial education is part of the credit union DNA. At Clackamas FCU, it’s offered in English or Spanish.

Relationships Help Credit Unions Capture Growing Auto Loan Market

Northwest credit unions continue robust auto lending in a “hot” market. Data from CUDirect and Callahan & Associates finds Washington credit unions grew the category by 56 percent since late 2011, while Oregon credit unions increased by 34 percent.

Northland Credit Union Announces Plans to Merge with Gesa Credit Union

Northland’s branch will become a branch of Gesa, and all Northland staff will join the Gesa Credit Union family.

Point West #DriveHope Campaign to Raise Funds for Local Nonprofit

The campaign supports Metropolitan Family Services’ “Ways to Work” program by inspiring members and the community to share their answers to the question, “What drives you?”

Washington Legislative Update: Deadline for Floor Votes Approaches

Credit union bills await floor votes as legislative session nears its halfway point.

Central Washington Federal to Merge With Gesa

Gesa will take over Central Washington Federal’s branch, which will be Gesa’s first in Yakima Valley.

NCUA’s Matz Invites Credit Unions to Town Hall Webinar

NCUA Board Chair Debbie Matz will host a town hall webinar July 18. Industry performance, regulatory reform, and risk management are among topics.

Compliance Question of the Week

We have a member that has been missing for a long time. No one has been able to locate him, and now his family wants to close his accounts. What should we do?

Credit Union MBL Helps Radio Group Grow in Southwest Washington

A credit union MBL helped a family-owned radio station group grow its reach in the Longview-Kelso market. In a highly competitive industry, the stations own the entertainment, information and community connection categories in their community.

Compliance Director to Open Elder, Compliance Law Private Practice

When credit unions need compliance help, they need rapid response. They get it from the Northwest Credit Union Association, and Mary Sroufe is one of the people to thank for it. Sroufe is heading into private practice where she will focus on elder and compliance legal issues.

What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Primary Financial Institution?’

Jeff Russell, president and CEO of TMG Financial Services and a keynote speaker at the NWCUA’s 2012 Convention, explains how times have changed for credit unions, and how they can use a challenging economy as an opportunity to build membership.

New Legislation Advancing to Combat ATM Fee Lawsuits

Just as North Coast Credit Union has become the latest target of an opportunistic class-action suit regarding ATM fee notices, legislation has been introduced in Congress that could help put an end to these frivolous and potentially costly lawsuits.

Strategic Link Helps Credit Unions Save Money, Serve Members

The NWCUA rolled out its newly-branded service corporation, Strategic Link, complete with a redesigned website and a number of solutions to help credit unions save money while better serving their members.

Compliance Question of the Week

Should representative payees be allowed to negotiate checks made out to the beneficiary of the accounts they oversee?

NWCUA Federal Legislative Week in ReviewCopy

The latest news about NWCUA efforts in Washington D.C.