Deadline Nears for Free NCUA Consulting

Minority Depository Institutions, low-income designated credit unions, and those with total assets of less than $50 million are encouraged to apply.

Dream Team of Business Consultants Ready to Serve Northwest Credit Unions

Strategic Link has hand-selected a roster of leading consultants to help credit unions capitalize on critical areas of opportunity, from economic forecasting to brand strategy.

Don’t Let Your Budget Keep You From Emerging Leaders (Updated With New Deadline)

Scholarship contest, tuition discount, and grants available for those wishing to attend transformational leadership program.

Application Period Opens for 2015 CDFI Fund Grants

Grants are awarded up to $2 million for serving low-income communities. Deadline is November 24. Free webinar on October 22.

Three NW Credit Unions Win CDFI Grants To Help Low-Income Communities

Three Northwest credit unions have been awarded nearly $700,000 from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions fund for financial and technical assistance. The awards enable CDFIs to increase lending and investments in low-income and economically distressed communities.

NW Credit Unions Respond to Government Shutdown With Emergency Assistance, Money-Management Tools

Northwest credit unions are responding to a call today from the National Credit Union Administration to help members who may be affected by a federal government shutdown that went into effect at midnight Monday.

Compliance Question of the Week

How can a member obtain a copy of their ChexSystems report?

Global Joins Growing List of Credit Unions Offering Sequestration Relief Options

As consumers across the nation prepare for government sequestration and federal employee furloughs, Global Credit Union is offering short-term interest-free loans, no-fee loan extensions and penalty-free certificate withdrawals to give affected members the financial flexibility to live on a temporarily tightened budget.

IIA Introduces Roadside Assistance Program for Credit Union Members

Through the new Credit Union Auto Club, Invest in America is now offering a wide range of roadside assistance services and other benefits exclusively to credit union members. Credit unions that enroll in the program during the pilot can earn marketing reimbursements of up to $9 per membership purchased.

NCUA to Award $50,000 Grant to Low-Income Credit Union

The NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives is seeking grant proposals from low-income designated credit unions that will result in long-term savings to a credit union through collaboration. The winning credit union will receive $50,000 in grant funding.

NCUA Awards $1.4 Million in CDRLF Grants Following 77-Percent Increase in Applications

The NCUA will issue $1.4 million in CDRLF grants to more than 100 small credit unions. NCUA OSCUI Director William Myers said the NCUA saw 77-percent more applications after “a concerted effort this year to make it easier to apply for these grants.”

NCUA Issues Guidance Concerning Mortgage Servicing Practices that Impact Servicemembers

The NCUA, FRB, CFPB and others jointly issued guidance concerning mortgage servicing practices that may pose risks to homeowners serving in the military.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

HR Compliance: Filing Deadline Approaching for EEO-1

All covered employers must file the EEO-1 Report by Sept. 30, 2011, preferably by using the EEOC’s web-based filing system.