Horizon’s Allison Takes ‘Biz Kid$’ into the Classroom

The classroom was set up to look like a movie theater for students to watch episodes of the hit PBS show, which introduces kids to basic money management and entrepreneurial skills.

One-Quarter of NW Banks Still Problematic, say Rating Agencies

Bauer Financial and Highline Financial found that nearly 30 percent of Washington-based banks and 22 percent of Oregon-based banks are considered problematic or troubled.

Legal Briefs

Your update of the regulatory landscape.

Biz Kid$, Kruger Close NYSE Euronext Trading Session

Lauren Du Pree, Biz Kid$ host, and Roxanne Kruger, Executive Director of the Washington Credit Union Foundation, ring the NYSE Closing Bell.

Member & Chapter News – April 7,2011

Read about members making the news, including a new CEO appointment and a Volunteer of the Year Award. Also, information about two upcoming chapter meetings.

Legal Briefs April 7, 2011

Your update of the regulatory landscape.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

A bevy of bills were voted on this week, including the Prize-Linked Savings Accounts and Foreclosure bills.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

It was another busy week in Washington, D.C. We continue to see action and movement on two of our key issues at the federal level.

Washington State Legislative Week in Review

Activity on Legislation afftecting Washington State credit unions.

NWCUA Offering Required FCU Director Training

the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) is offering the required training to help your board of directors to obtain a minimum ability to read a credit union income statement and balance sheet.

Washington State GAC Draws More Than 120

The Northwest Credit Union Association’s Washington Government Affairs Conference drew more than 120 participants from around the region last week to learn about new legislation and lobby the state legislature on credit union supported bills.

CUNA Honors Two Northwest Credit Unions

Calcoe Federal Credit Union and Horizon Credit Union were recognized at the CUNA National Awards reception last week for a fundraiser service project and financial literacy efforts.

Continued Attacks on Revenue Sources Pose Challenges for Credit Unions in 2011

As the Federal Reserve moves closer to implementation of the new interchange law, financial institutions across the country are concerned about how they will be affected by the possible loss of interchange fee income.

U.S. Government Places Wall Street on Hook for $50 Billion in Corporate CU Losses

Clearly placing the nation’s financial crisis in the laps of Wall Street bankers, The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is threatening to sue several investment banks for their role in packaging bonds backed by poor quality mortgage securities.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The Oregon Legislature returned to work on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Gov. Kitzhaber released his budget to mixed reviews. The Northwest Credit Union Association has been analyzing hundreds of bills to determine the impact on the state’s credit unions.

Money$mart Week Set for Oregon, Washington

The Jump$tart Coalitions of Oregon and Washington have set their state Money$mart weeks for April 2-9 and April 23-30, respectively.

A Solution to the Proposed Caps on Interchange Fees

Recent reports indicate that as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed in 2010, the Federal Reserve is proposing rules that would lower interchange fees on debit card transactions to 12 cents per transaction.

CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report

The latest news about the Credit Union National Association’s regulatory advocacy efforts.