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Dear World MAXX Photos Available: What Next?

The dozens of attendees who shared their individual stories with the larger MAXX Convention audience can now download their images. What happens next? We talked to Dear World’s lead storyteller, Katie Greenman, to find out.

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MAXXimum Impact: 2016 MAXX Convention Brings Together Best of NW CU Movement

More than 150 credit unions, 500 Movement leaders, and 100 business partners gathered for the three day convention to share ideas, learn the newest operational solutions for their members, and glimpse at 2017 and beyond during Your Association’s Annual Business Meeting.

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Compliance Center: Compliance is a Burden. We Can Help.

Your Association has a bevy of resources to help untangle the compliance burden credit unions face every day.

Washington Credit Union Advocates Advance Fraud and Foreclosure Bills During Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol

A grassroots army of 200 credit union advocates helped move the needle on the policy advancement strategy in the areas of fraud- and foreclosure-related legislation during last week’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Melting the Stage: Amplify 2015 to Kick Off With Star Power

October’s Amplify Convention in Portland will kick off with several of the most prominent voices in the credit union movement. And that’s just the beginning.

Credit Unions, Doernbecher to be Showcased During Halftime at Trail Blazers Game

Northwest credit unions and Credit Unions for Kids will shine at halftime during a Trail Blazers game this winter. Credit Union Appreciation Night is February 3.

Help Young Members ‘Catch the $ave Wave’ During National Credit Union Youth Week

Encourage young members and potential members to set up savings accounts, learn how to manage money and “Catch the $ave Wave” during National Credit Union Youth Week in April.

Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat: Northwest Credit Unions and Winter Auto Shows are a Perfect Match

“Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat” is a special package of stories and photos that credit unions can use to entertain and educate their members during this key car-buying season. The package, by John M. Vincent, a nationally-recognized automotive journalist and longtime Northwest credit union board member, is available for download now!

Compliance Question of the Week

Can we require a borrower to triple the amount of money that goes into their escrow account?

‘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.

Division of Credit Unions Releases Compliance Examination Program

A new bulletin from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions’ Division of Credit Unions explains an enhanced compliance examination program that will affect Washington State-chartered credit unions with assets of more than $500 million.

Gary Oakland Wins Wegner Award for Lifetime Achievement

Gary Oakland, who led BECU in Seattle to unprecedented growth as its CEO for 26 years and whose generosity and selflessness made him an industry leader and an influential contributor to a wide variety of community causes, has been named the winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Canepa Bang: You Can’t Argue With the Needs of Sick Children and Families

Partly for her role helping to establish and build a national presence for Credit Unions for Kids, Sarah Canepa Bang is receiving the Herb Wegner award for Individual Achievement. She reflects on the success of the credit union movement’s “charity of choice.”

NCUA Chair Matz to Keynote NWCUA’s Amplify Convention

NCUA Chair Debbie Matz will deliver the keynote address at the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention, the Association announced this week. Matz addresses Amplify attendees on Oct. 8, the opening day of the region’s largest gathering of financial services providers.

CFPB Releases ECOA Baseline Review Modules

The CFPB has released new modules that will be used by examiners to identify risks of Equal Credit Opportunity Act violations. The NWCUA compliance team provides a brief important to credit unions.

Northwest Credit Unions Urged to Have Members Sign Petitions July 15-26

Northwest credit unions are urged to join their colleagues in the Spokane credit union community with in-branch petitions July 15-26. The message: why credit unions are good for consumers. The timing is critical as Congress examines tax reform.

Credit Unions Urged to Nominate for CUNA, Summit, Advocacy, and Chapter Excellence Awards by August 1; Winners to be Honored at Gala Dinner During Amplify Convention October 10

In addition to a marquee that will feature nationally renowned speakers, the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention will honor award winning credit unions, innovative professionals and advocates under one roof, at a celebratory level not seen before. Awards winners will share the big stage during a gala dinner event October 10.

Sen. Banking Committee Considers Metsger’s NCUA Nomination

The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held a nominations hearing for former Oregon State Senator Rick Metsger, President Obama’s nominee to the NCUA board. During opening remarks, Metsger shared the policy and vision he would bring to the NCUA board if confirmed by the Senate.