Two NW CU Execs Chosen for Filene i3 Program

Josh Sidell of Verity Credit Union and Melissa Vigil of Northwest Community Credit Union, will serve two-year terms starting in October.

Point West Among 28 CUs in U.S., Canada Participating in Filene Minority Household Incubator

Point West was chosen for the Non-Citizen Lending Program, which offers credit cards, personal loans, and vehicle loans to non-citizens at the same rates as traditional consumer lending products.

CO-OP to Sponsor Filene Center for Emerging Technology

CO-OP is Lead Sponsor of Filene Initiative to Keep Credit Unions at Forefront of Fintech.

Recent Filene Report Details How Culture Affects Performance

The report looks at how credit unions can foster a high-performance culture by strengthening their core values, accountability systems, boundaries, and employee selection.

Impact Roadshow Q&A With Tansley Stearns of Filene

Anthem talked to Tansley Stearns of Madison, Wisconsin-based Filene, ahead of the Filene Impact Roadshow in SeaTac, Washington on April 15. The roadshow brings Filene research buzzwords like innovation to best practice for credit union leaders across the Northwest.

Filene 2025: Optimism for Credit Unions in Whole New FI World

A new report from Filene lays out the disruptive changes credit unions can expect in the next decade, and the case for optimism about the credit union movement.

Believe, Innovate, and Fight the War for Talent, Says Filene’s Meyer

During his Amplify keynote, Filene CEO Mark Meyer challenged Northwest credit unions to look to, and work towards, the future.

Coffee Vs. Cheese: Troy Stang Accepts Filene’s Weekend Wager

Filene threw down a cheesy, caffeinated NFL gauntlet, and Troy Stang answered.

Filene Impact Roadshow Rolls into Portland

Free event shows off Filene Research Institute’s latest programs to enrich member experience and drive success.

Get Cash to Crash the GAC

Young credit union professionals can apply by January 1 to Crash the GAC, and the NWCUA has grassroots grant funds to help.

Filene Announces Next i³ Innovation Class

The credit union think tank’s innovation program will welcome two new participants from the Northwest.

Filene Reveals Eight New Ideas for Credit Unions

Consumer finance think tank Filene released eight new concepts and called for credit unions to help them further test the programs in the marketplace.

Filene Report Finds Gen Y Struggles with Personal Finances

As financial institutions race to lure “Gen Y” consumers, a new report from the Filene Research Institute finds what that generation needs most, is what credit unions do best.

CALCOE Federal Credit Union’s Non-Prime Auto Loans Put Members on Road to a Better Future

CALCOE Federal Credit Union is partnering with the National Credit Union Foundation and the Filene Research Institute to pilot two new products that it hopes will promote thrift and provide greater access to credit. One will offer affordable auto loans to credit-challenged consumers; the other will reward borrowers who make payments on time with rates that can go even lower.

Filene to Explain Innovative Incubator Project During Monday Webinar

Filene Research Institute has scheduled a webinar for Monday, Sept. 16, to explain its new Accessible Financial Services Incubator project. Northwest credit unions are being asked to submit creative ideas, help test the resulting innovations, and serve on an advisory panel.

Filene Study to Quantify Impact of Regulatory Burden; Northwest Response Wanted

The Filene Research Institute is gathering information about the impact of the regulatory burden on credit unions. The survey will help to identify the most burdensome regulations and the time credit unions spend in compliance.

Filene Card Reward Pilot Aims to Increase Revenue, Usage and Membership Growth

The Filene Research Institute is studying the benefits of adding to or changing a unique card reward program. Find out how—and to what extent—your credit union can differentiate your debit and credit cards to increase interchange revenue and drive enrollments and transactions through a free webinar on Nov. 7.

Renowned Credit Union Innovator to Join NWCUA as COO

Denise Gabel, currently the chief finance and strategy officer at the Filene Research Institute, has been named the chief operating officer of the NWCUA, effective Nov. 5.