DFI Open Forum on Banking the Marijuana Industry

On Tuesday June 24, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) along with the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) hosted an open forum on banking the legal marijuana industry. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “What is our liability if we offer a ‘two-signatures required’ account?”

Introducing the Diebold Idea Community

Diebold, a new Strategic Link business partner, is introducing an exclusive, interactive online forum that incorporates credit union feedback into its product development efforts.

Harborstone’s Jones Speaks at Small-Business Forum

Harborstone Credit Union CEO Phil Jones spoke on behalf of the credit union movement at Rep. Adam Smith’s Small-Business Forum last week, highlighting the capacity of credit unions to provide capital to small-business owners through increased member business lending.

Regulatory Discussion Dominates NWCUA Governmental Affairs Forum

A candid conversation with state regulators highlighted the NWCUA’s Governmental Affairs Forum. NWCUA staff and state regulators shared information and answered questions as credit union professionals voiced concerns on a number of key issues.

Nominations for 2012 NWCUA Committees Due at Week’s End

The NWCUA is accepting recommendations and self-nominations for its 17 committees and task forces until Friday, Oct. 28. There is also still time to RSVP to attend the Nov. 2 Governmental Affairs Forum in Federal Way, Wash.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update

The NWCUA’s Regulatory Advocacy team works with state and federal regulators to help reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the credit union movement. Included here are details on Interchange Fraud Adjustment, troubled debt restructuring, and the 2012 NCUA budget.

Regulators to Speak at Open Forum

The Association’s first Governmental Affairs Forum in Oregon will be held on June 22 in Bend.