Sound CU CEO Richard Brandsma Looks Back

Sound Credit Union President & CEO Richard Brandsma retires after nearly four decades of strong, principled leadership with the Credit Union Movement. Anthem talked to him about his beginnings, challenges, and how he almost chose a career as a tax collector with the IRS.

Cheney Federal Credit Union Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Cheney FCU marked a milestone this month—its 65th anniversary. The Washington credit union treated members to popcorn in the branch for the celebration.

Put Money In Your Pocket in 2016: Join a Credit Union

The easiest New Year’s resolution to keep is taking control of your personal finances. Credit union membership can save you hundreds.

2016: The Year of the Credit Union Advocate

As Congress heads back to work and the Washington and Oregon legislatures prepare to gavel in, Anthem notes 2015 successes and looks toward to 2016.

Oregon Legislature Passes Credit Union Charter Enhancement Bill

The bill makes several important changes to the Oregon Credit Union Act, and will now go to the governor’s office to be signed into law.

Oregon Legislative Update: Charter Update Passes Senate

Oregon credit union charter update bill SB 582 passed the Senate last week. This week, prize-linked savings bill got a hearing.

Oregon State Credit Union Starts 2015 With New Name, Same Vision

Modernization of Oregon state charter led Oregon State Credit Union — formerly OSU Federal — to switch charters, but service, vision and legacy remain unchanged.

OSU Federal Changing Charter and Name

OSU Federal will become Oregon State Credit Union and adopt a state charter, allowing it to serve more of Oregon’s residents.

LGBTQ Credit Union Movement Aims to Crowd-Fund Charter

Equality Washington launched a crowd-funding campaign to charter America’s first LGBTQ-focused credit union.

John Annaloro, Architect of Washington’s Favorable Operating Charter, to Retire as NWCUA CEO

After leading the move to open the field of credit union membership and helping to create Washington State’s nationally admired state charter, John Annaloro has announced his retirement from the Northwest Credit Union Association.

Bonus Compliance Question of the Week

How does a federal credit union add different language to its charter to increase membership?

DCBS Finalizes Rules on Community Charter Field of Membership

At the end of 2010, the department issued the final rule on SB 438, which was passed in 2009, clarifying regulations around field of membership.

Release the Kraken! Evolution Task Force Begins its Odyssey

What will the credit union system of tomorrow look like? The Evolution Task Force is examining this question.