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NCUA: Exam Guide to Include MBL, Commercial Lending Guidance

Effective January, the guidance was sought by the CUNA-League system. The significant news for credit unions represents the latest component of the agency’s online Examiner Guide.

SMCU’s Romero, Lower Valley CU Take Honors; Rivermark Community CU Empowers New Entrepreneurs

Romero was recognized in mid-October, while Lower Valley Credit Union took home honorable mention during the recent National Federation Conference. Rivermark Community CU supported the next generation of business leaders.

CUs Have a Chance to Influence Economic Agenda Heading Into Leadership Summit

Join leaders from across Oregon’s public and private sectors to discuss these issues and shape the agenda for the year ahead.

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MAXX Convention: What You Need to Know

The 2016 gathering of Northwest credit union executives is set to test the limits and MAXXimize member value. But first, pump the brakes and find out where to start.

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CUNA, NWCUA Back NCUA MBL Rule in Wake of ICBA Lawsuit

Called a “publicity stunt” by CUNA CEO Jim Nussle, the lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Independent Community Bankers of America challenging the NCUA’s revised MBL rule.

Verity Nabs Spot on Top 100 Business List

Seattle Business Magazine selects the list that “every company wants to be on” and we talked to Verity about their spot on it.

New Business Services, MBL Networking Group Starting Soon

Focusing on helping credit unions collaborate and utilize best practices in providing commercial services to members, the first meeting is August 10.

New CU Values App Finds, and Represents, Value

The app helps credit unions create tailored location-aware promotions in partnership with fellow area businesses—an intriguing prospect for credit unions like Generations, Harborstone, America’s Credit Union and other “early adopters” to the CU Values effort.

Scones and Loans: STCU, Rocket Bakery Form ‘Sweet Partnership’

Spokane’s STCU announced a co-located downtown branch with Rocket Bakery, with construction to be completed by fall.

NCUA: Personal Guarantee Waivers No Longer Required for Member Business Loans

Under certain circumstances, credit unions may now make member business loans without requiring a personal guarantee.

Scott Haeg of Connection Credit Union Earns WCMS Scholarship

The three-year tuition scholarship gives Haeg a strong step toward high-level credit union management.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Unitus Community Credit Union supports Doernbecher; Industrial Credit Union hosts shredding event; Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union CEO to Co-Chair business event; Columbia awards scholarships to Vancouver students; Rogue Credit Union honored; STCU promotes two to VP.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

iQ Credit Union opens Vancouver-based Business Service Center; Sno Falls Credit Union wins “Best Financial Institution” in Snoqualmie.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases Winter Supervisory Highlights

Findings from recent CFPB examinations; your question answered on verifying names on direct deposit IRS refunds; plus this week’s legal briefs.

News and Notes from Member Credit Unions

Gesa CU opens its eighth student branch, Mid Oregon CU pays it forward, Global CU promotes Military Saves Week, Sound CU announces a new Chief Business Services Officer.

Final Member Business Lending Rule Ushers in a ‘New Era’

The National Credit Union Administration has approved a modernized Member Business Lending rule giving federally insured credit unions greater flexibility.

Northwest Credit Union Association and Zipwhip Form New Strategic Link Partnership

A new Strategic Link partner, Zipwhip, can enable your credit union to use existing infrastructure to send and receive text messages.

Unitus’ Gayle Evans Brings Credit Union Voice to Oregon Leadership Summit

At the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, the state’s business leaders plan the strategic direction for the coming year — and credit unions are at the table.