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Newest CUDE Class Debuts in Madison

47 credit union professionals attained the CUDE designation during the training.

CO-OPatopia to Celebrate Fourth Year This Saturday in Olympia

CO-OPatopia celebrates the cooperative business model and its place in the local economy while encouraging greater cooperation among those businesses. The fourth annual celebration takes place this weekend.

Spokane Credit Unions Unite for Habitat for Humanity Day

Where else but in the Credit Union Movement would you find staff from competing businesses wearing the same hat — a hard hat — to make a community better?

Oregon Legislative Update: Short Session Could Wrap Up This Week

Key issues remain on the agenda as the Oregon Legislature nears the end of a short session, but one bill of interest to credit unions — dealing with possessory liens — has already passed both the House and Senate.

Compliance Question of the Week

Can a federal credit union recoup waived settlement costs on a Member Business Loan?

‘Tis the Season: Northwest Credit Unions Find Creative Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Northwest credit unions are doing their part this week to make sure that their neighbors have warm clothes, hearty meals and toys for the kids during the holidays with a sleigh-full of food drives and other special events.

Scam Alert: Credit Unions Urged to Warn Members about Bogus Disaster Relief Efforts

Northwest credit unions are being urged this week to warn their members about a wave of email scams that solicit the wiring of money to stranded victims in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

NWCUF Commits $5,000 to Philippine Disaster Relief, Urges Donations to WOCCU Fund

Credit unions are being asked this week to join in the mammoth international relief effort now under way to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the central Philippines with once-in-a-century winds that wiped out entire towns and left an estimated 10,000 people dead.

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Details of CUNA/NWCUA “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” Campaign Focus of Webinar Tomorrow

A national webinar on the credit union tax status Wednesday will include a legislative briefing, and an introduction to tools to help credit unions join the fight to preserve the credit union tax exemption.

Express Advantage’s Dave Sieminski to Join CFPB’s Office of Financial Empowerment

Dave Sieminski, managing director of Express Advantage Credit Union, has accepted a position in the CFPB’s Office of Financial Empowerment, a division whose work focuses specifically on leveling the playing field for low- and moderate-income consumers and empowering them to make better financial decisions.

CUNA Accepting Nominations for Community Credit Union of the Year Awards

If your credit union sets the bar in services and personifies the principles of the movement, it could be a candidate for the Community Credit Union of the Year Award. CUNA is currently accepting nominations for the award won by OSU FCU in 2008-09.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

FinCEN Addresses Tax Refund Fraud Prevention and Detection

Credit unions are well positioned to discover instances of tax refund fraud, and FinCEN issued an advisory last week with several signs of potential fraud to be wary of in the coming weeks.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Association Hosts Small-Credit-Union Roundtables

The NWCUA recently completed a series of roundtables with small credit unions. Some of the hottest issues included examination practices, regulatory burdens, insurance, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) accountability, and field of membership.

Green Lending: The Bridge Between Idealism and Practicality

NWCUA Director of Public Relations David Bennett offers insight into the concept of green lending and comments on the importance of living sustainably during tough economic times.

Washington State Audit Committee Recommends Continuation of Credit Union Tax Exemption

This Washington legislative update expands on the Washington State JLARC’s recent recommendation to continue the state-chartered credit union B&O tax exemption.

Rogue’s Gene Pelham Wins Foundations’ Credit Union Professional of the Year Award

Gene Pelham will be honored by the Oregon and Washington Credit Union Foundations as the Credit Union Professional of the Year. The Rogue Federal Credit Union CEO emphasizes community service and is known for hands-on involvement and accessibility to employees.