Emerging Leaders: Assessing, Applying and Wrapping Up

This is the third installment of guest blogger Jennifer Smith from Maps Credit Union, as she finishes the Emerging Leaders program.

75% of Millennials Willing to Switch Financial Institutions: Experian

A recent report from the credit reporting company shows that 3/4 of Millennials are willing to switch financial institutions, often for better interest rates, better rewards, and better customer service.

Maps Credit Union Blows Away Children’s Hospital Fundraising Goal

With some creativity and commitment, the credit union’s annual campaign to collect spare change raised over four times their goal, and almost six times what it raised last year.

Members Will Feel the Difference of Integrated Services

CO-OP shares the benefits of integrated services and driving member satisfaction at regional events this fall.

National Consumer Protection Week: Know Your Rights, and Make Better-Informed Decisions

A coalition of federal agencies, state governments, consumer organizations and local consumer-protection authorities are shining a light this week on efforts to help consumers take full advantage of their rights and make better-informed decisions.

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.

CU Planet Blog to Tell the Credit Union Story; Journey Starts in Northwest

Three Northwest credit union stories are being told on the national blog CU Planet, which launched in video format on International Credit Union Day. According to its mission statement, CU Planet is a multimedia site “about people who imagine a better world and believe in the power of working together to improve lives.”

NCUA Exam Focus for 2013 Emphasizes Risk Management

The NCUA outlined its primary areas of focus for examiners in the January edition of the NCUA Report, and the agency also plans to provide more information and better guidance to credit unions to clearly set exam expectations.

MAP Introduces In-Branch Gift Card Displays

Cyndie Martini, president and CEO of Member Access Pacific (MAP), explains how in-branch gift card displays can enhance the member branch experience through MAP’s seamless, stress-free program.

Six Elements for Maximum Motivation of Credit Union Staff

Holly Herman will be the featured presenter at the NWCUA’s Woman Up Seminar, a one-day event held April 19 to help women in the movement advance their careers and excel as leaders. Here she writes about six keys to keeping staff motivated.

NWCUA Takes Lead in Promoting International Year of Cooperatives

With 2012 having been dubbed “International Year of the Cooperative” by the United Nations, the NWCUA has taken a lead role in promoting the cooperative ideal throughout the region.

Story Dares to Ask: Are Credit Unions Better Than Banks?

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal received some big time national play for stating what anyone familiar with credit unions already knew: people just like credit unions.