Put Money In Your Pocket in 2016: Join a Credit Union

The easiest New Year’s resolution to keep is taking control of your personal finances. Credit union membership can save you hundreds.

2016: The Year of the Credit Union Advocate

As Congress heads back to work and the Washington and Oregon legislatures prepare to gavel in, Anthem notes 2015 successes and looks toward to 2016.

Amplify’s Small Credit Union Round Table to Focus on Shared Economy, Sustainability

Small credit unions are finding secret sauce in the age of a sharing economy, while also struggling with sustainability in the age of consolidation. The Small Credit Union Round Table kicking off Amplify 2015 will focus on those issues.

Compliance Center: Washington State DCU Releases 2015 Examination Priorities

DCU’s six 2015 exam priorities; question about ChexSystems report requests answered; and legal briefs.

Filene Announces Next i³ Innovation Class

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

New NCUA Board Member McWatters Shares Five Areas of Focus

Newly sworn-in NCUA board member Mark McWatters shared five areas of focus on Wednesday, including regulatory relief, low-income services and diversity.

New Gesa CEO Don Miller: ‘One of the Best Ways I Can Serve is to Listen’

With the word ‘interim’ gone from his title, Gesa Credit Union President/CEO Don Miller says that one of the best ways he can serve members in the future “is to truly listen to them. After all, this is their credit union.”

For New Verity CEO John Zmolek, the Future is about ‘Enhancing Members’ Lives’

When he was named president and CEO of Verity Credit Union last month, John Zmolek talked about continuing “Verity’s mission of enhancing members’ lives.” Anthem asked him to expand on that idea, to reflect for a moment on his time at Verity, and to tell us what he sees in the credit union’s future.

NCUA Announces Annual Regulation Review Focus

The NCUA reviews all of its rules every three years, scheduling a look at about one-third of its rules each year on a rotating basis. Included on this year’s list is a review of CUSOs, fair credit reporting and member business loans, among others.

NCUA Exam Focus for 2013 Emphasizes Risk Management

The NCUA outlined its primary areas of focus for examiners in the January edition of the NCUA Report, and the agency also plans to provide more information and better guidance to credit unions to clearly set exam expectations.

Nine Things Credit Unions Must Do to Improve Net Promoter Scores

What do consumers want from their PFI? Credit union leaders attending the NWCUA Convention left with insight after Dr. Neil Goldman shared the results of the survey he conducted for the Association, in which nearly 900 consumers were questioned in pursuit of an effective credit union marketing message.

Credit Unions Celebrate Chapter Excellence

Four Northwest credit unions took home Chapter Excellence Awards for outstanding service under the Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Philosophy in Action categories. The recently reactivated Evergreen Chapter won the Overall Best Practice banner.

Congressman Larsen Visits Whatcom Educational, North Coast Credit Unions

Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington’s Second District visited Whatcom Educational Credit Union and North Coast Credit Union as part of a visit to Bellingham to explore job creation opportunities in the region.

NCUA Provides Insight into Supervisory Focus for 2012

After assessing the downfalls of several failed credit unions, NCUA risk examiners will focus on three main types of risk in 2012: credit risks, interest rate and liquidity risks, and concentration risks.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Focus on Secondary Capital Issue Expected to Increase in 2012

The Federal Reserve proposed increased capital standards for the largest financial firms this week. The announcement triggers support from credit unions for Secondary Capital.

Focus on Secondary Capital Issue Expected to Increase in 2012

The Federal Reserve proposed increased capital standards for the largest financial firms this week. The announcement triggers support from credit unions for Secondary Capital.

Byrnes Passes Baton After Two Decades of Credit Union Leadership

Down-to-earth CEO retires from Northwest Community Credit Union after nine years on the job, during which she emphasized member-focused products and service.