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More Than a Loan: Credit Union Inspires Hope

The recession knocked the Lopez family down – but their credit union gave them a leg up.

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Northwest Credit Unions Deliver Impact in More Than One Language

It’s in the Clackamas FCU DNA to be foundational to the local economy in English—and Spanish.

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From Small Beginnings, a Big Idea Grows

A Northwest woman starts a pre-school from the ground up – with the help of her credit union.

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One Hour Could Help Mitigate Your CU’s Exposure to Cybersecurity Risk

An upcoming webinar and Your Association’s Cybersecurity Resource Center convene guidance, resources, and best practices all in one spot.

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BECU Opens First Burien Neighborhood Financial Center

Financial center will bring convenient financial services to more than 21,000 BECU members in Burien, Washington.

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WA DCU Issues Bulletin Regarding Website Compliance Exams

Also, this week’s legal briefs from around the Federal landscape, and your compliance question answered.

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Foundation Calls for Proposals to Conduct “Consumer Financial Health Check-ups” by CUs

The Foundation is looking for credit unions to submit proposals leveraging the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s (CFSI) consumer financial health assessment tool.

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WA DFI Announces Important Procedural Change

The change will affect credit unions’ OSOS public web searches, or copies of OSOS filed documents.

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FinCEN Releases Cyber-Event Advisory and FAQ

The document shares more on how financial institutions have become attractive targets to criminals.

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Coming to Spokane: JA Finance Park Presented by BECU

Nearly 2,000 Spokane-area students will learn about finances in real-world simulations this fall and next spring.

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CFPB Releases Bulletin and Policy Guidance on Service Providers

Also: Do registered MLOs have to renew their registration this year?

CDFI Process Becoming Clearer, Easier for CUs

Low-income credit unions that become certified as Community Development Credit Unions find added opportunities to reach underserved members.

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Compliance Center: CFPB’s Navy Federal Credit Union Consent Order

Insight into the CFPB order for improper debt collection, along with your Compliance question answered, and legal briefs from the federal landscape.

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NW CUs Celebrate ICU Day With Financial Education, Community Service & Recognition

Financial reality fairs were held across the Northwest to celebrate International Credit Union Day, while Spokane credit unions broke out tools for a playground build. Some Oregon fairs also featured a Proclamation from Gov. Kate Brown recognizing credit unions’ contributions to the state.

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JA Finance Park Coming to Klamath Falls Oct. 24-27

The nonprofit has been serving Oregon and Southwest Washington for 64 years, partnering with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth.

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Wednesday at MAXX: Political Prognostication, Policy, and Collective Action

Attendees leaned in to a welcome message from CUNA Mutual Group’s Bob Trunzo, followed by keynotes.

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MLA Amendments: What They Mean for Your CU

The Military Lending Act amendments officially went into effect on October 3.

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Trailhead CU Awarded $1.12 Million CDFI Grant

The U.S. Treasury grant supports CDFI investment and revitalization activity, with Trailhead taking special focus on bringing more affordable credit to micro-businesses and consumers in inner-Portland.