Our newest government agency is starting up with aâ€¦well, a tweet actually. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has already become a presence in social media and is offering Americans the opportunity to share suggestions, ideas, and comments — become a friend on Facebook or post a video on YouTube.
Credit unions operating in Washington state are required to train their member facing employees to recognize vulnerable adult abuse. Throught the NWCUA, receiving this training is just one click away.
Northwest credit unions made it on to a distinguished top-10 list recently for the number of its credit unions operating in-school branches. Ranked seventh and ninth, respectively, Oregon boasts eight credit unions operating branches in 34 schools, while there are nine Washington credit unions operating branch offices in 25 schools across the state.
CUNA President & CEO Bill Cheney told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that credit unions face a crushing “crisis of creeping complexity” under a steady accumulation of regulatory requirements.
The latest news about NWCUA efforts in Washington D.C.
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.
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.
Clearly placing the nationâ€™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.
A recent story in the Wall Street Journal received some big time national play for stating what anyone familiar with credit unions already knew: people just like credit unions.
Living in interesting times would be an apt description of these last couple of years, and with the passing of the Financial Reform Act things will only get more interesting, at least as far as compliance is concerned.
Is your credit union using social media to engage members? While you may have questions and are not sure where to start, using social media is really very simple.
The Filene Research Institute’s recent research titled “Consumer Financial Protection: U.S. Proposals and International Experience” describes the experiences of credit unions around the world that operate under similar consumer protection schemes that the U.S. has recently created.
Regulation Continues to Expand in Credit Union Land: The Dodd-Frank Act Brings a New Regulatory Regime
Dennis Dollar’s perspective on the latest regulations designed to protect consumers from another “too big to fail” financial industry debacle.
The Emmy Award-winning series Biz Kid$, the youth-focused and credit union-funded financial education show on public television, has added yet another award to its trophy cabinet, collecting the 2010 Silver Telly for excellence in Financial Literacy Education Production.
News began to emerge Friday that regulators were in Spokane to close $11 million The Union Credit Union, which slipped below an allowable net worth.
The general sessions at the Washington Credit Union League Convention and Annual Business Meeting set the pace and tone for attendeesâ€™ daily activities and then help those attendees regroup at the end of the day.
This October, the Washington Credit Union League launches its inaugural effort with about 30 of the stateâ€™s credit unions (so far) to track and coordinate credit union community service efforts with a goal to quantify the good work they do, and then tell the world!
Jump$tart Washington is organizing the first Washington Money Smart Week Campaign, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. It begins April 25.