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Study: Near-Unanimous Support for CUs in Oregon, Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana Banking

Jointly conducted by LT Public Relations and DHM Research, the survey offers multiple key findings for Oregon credit unions interested in serving the growing industry.

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Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearings on Wells Fargo Account Culture

The bank faces mounting pressure after employees reportedly set up as many as 1.5 million unauthorized accounts and applied for 565,000 credit cards without their customers’ consent.

Oregon Delegation to NCSL Leads Way on Cannabis Banking Policy

During the National Conference of State Legislatures, Oregon delegation members led a national resolution urging Congress to let states decide their own legal framework for cannabis banking, an issue front and center for Northwest credit union advocates.

CSCU’S Solutions Conference 2016: Digital Payments in the Spotlight

The Payments Review’s Paul Castner gives a wrap-up of the 2016 CSCU Solutions Conference.

Technology Spotlight: Rivermark Community CU Launches Eyeprint ID and Smartwatch Mobile Banking

The first Oregon credit union to offer mobile deposit and video kiosk tellers has launched two other firsts in the Beaver State: biometric Eyeprint login to online and mobile banking products, and mobile banking via Smartwatch.

Partnerships Key in Mobile Services: Boston Fed Report

Research shows that proprietary solutions struggle in the quick flow of innovation, while third-party partnerships hold promise.

Merkley, Wyden, Blumenauer Push Legislation Clearing Marijuana Banking Smoke

Oregon Senators Merkley and Wyden and Representative Blumenauer held a news conference at Rivermark Community Credit Union to call attention to the near impossibility credit unions face banking legal marijuana business. They scored the attention of all major Portland media outlets.

Oregon’s Federal Delegation to Hold News Conference Spotlighting Marijuana Banking Issues

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Congressman Earl Blumenauer, are jointly calling on Congress to pass legislation ensuring legal marijuana businesses can access banking services.

Offer Free Mobile Services To Build Loyalty

Mobile banking has strong potential for generating income because it appeals most to members who are in — or about to enter — their prime years for consumer loans, mortgage loans, credit/debit cards, etc. says CUNA Mutual Group.

Must-Have Banking Experiences for Millennials

Online, mobile and fee-free: financial information company NerdWallet shares the must-haves that Millennials seek in their financial institutions.

New NCUA Grant Round Offers $10,000 to Reach Your Members Digitally

As mobile and online banking become the primary ways Americans access their accounts, these grants offer great opportunities for credit unions to boost their competitiveness in the digital marketplace.

Canada’s First FinTech Conference This Week in Vancouver

The conference offers a look at the cutting edge of financial innovation and a glimpse of what’s to come, featuring top thinkers in the fintech space.

What’s Next in Your Mobile Banking Strategy?

CO-OP recently conducted a quiz on mobile banking strategy. While 66 percent of credit union members are most concerned about convenience or speed, only 19 percent of credit unions called their mobile banking strategy “best in class.”

Resist Banking Lobby’s Rhetoric

We need to meet the banking lobby’s misinformation campaign head on, says CUNA’s Mike Schenk.

NerdWallet: FinTech Trends to Watch for in 2015

Financial information firm NerdWallet shares which fintech trends credit unions should be embracing in 2015.

CUNA Launches New Tool to Fight Regulatory Burden

Senate Banking Committee requested true stories of how regulations impact credit unions’ ability to serve their members.

Regulators Respond to Inslee on Marijuana Banking

Federal Regulators responded to Governor Inslee’s May Letter, saying they are reviewing FinCEN guidance and calling on Congress to provide legislative clarity.

Rep. Heck’s Pro Marijuana Banking Amendment Passes House

Banking of legal marijuana businesses received support from the House in two votes Wednesday. One of the measures was proposed by Rep. Denny Heck.