Resist Banking Lobby’s Rhetoric

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

How Do You Generate Buzz With New Products?

CO-OP shares the inside scoop on how to launch new products with buzz and success.

CardNAV by CO-OP to be Introduced to Credit Unions at Amplify Convention October 8

Do your members want mobile card controls and alerts? There’s an app for that. CardNav by CO-OP will be introduced by CO-OP Financial Services at Amplify on October 8, and in an October 22 webinar.

Washington Pot Shops Open; Banking Still up in the Air

Washington’s first legal pot shops are opening their doors this week. Customers are lining up, but financial institutions are not.

Understanding Your Insurance Program Options

Auto and home insurance programs are a proven way for credit unions to increase products per member, build non-interest income, and help members protect their investments in their home or vehicle. CUNA Mutual’s TruStage Insurance Agency may provide the best, turnkey options.

Understand Your Options for Offering an Auto and Home Insurance Program

What’s the best option for structuring an auto and home insurance program — build it from the ground up? Collaborate with a third party? Outsource the whole thing? CUNA Mutual Group takes a look at all of the pros and cons.

Federal Guidance ‘Gives Comfort’ that Credit Unions Can Serve Licensed Marijuana Businesses, DFI Says

Guidance issued earlier this year by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) does not change federal law when it comes to providing banking services to marijuana businesses, Washington state regulators said Thursday, but “there is a difference between a law and a decision whether to enforce it.” DFI Director Scott Jarvis and Director of Credit Unions Linda Jekel made their comments at the NWCUA’s Leadership Symposium in Portland.

Keynote Speakers at Amplify: Embrace Innovation But Always Remember, ‘The Messenger Is As Important As The Message’

“Winging it” might not work when credit unions want to share their story with the news media, but embracing innovation and quickly being able to think on your feet—and out of the box—can often be the key to success. Those were among the talents demonstrated last week at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Amplify Convention in Portland.

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Measuring the Success of Your IT Security Program

It may be difficult to measure the ROI on your credit union’s IT security program, but if you have solid answers to some key questions, you can make the case for keeping your budget and plan in place. In this week’s Strategic Link report, business partner Network Computing Architects, Inc. offers some tips.

Compliance Question of the Week

What are “public funds?”

Compliance Director to Open Elder, Compliance Law Private Practice

When credit unions need compliance help, they need rapid response. They get it from the Northwest Credit Union Association, and Mary Sroufe is one of the people to thank for it. Sroufe is heading into private practice where she will focus on elder and compliance legal issues.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

NCUA Weighing Options For O.U.R FCU

Under the agency’s conservatorship, normal business activity will continue and members of the credit union will have access to the services available to them prior to NCUA taking control of the credit union’s operations last Friday.

Compliance Question of the Week

What are “public funds?”

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.