Black Friday Security Basics: Preventing Fraud on America’s Busiest Shopping Day

Are you ready to prevent fraud during the holiday shopping rush? CO-OP Financial Services shares some of the most important things credit unions can do to keep their members safe during the holidays.

FinCEN Issues Guidance on Offering Financial Services to Marijuana-Related Businesses

Washington credit unions can provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses, the federal Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said in a guidance issued Friday afternoon, but the decision to do so comes with increased due diligence and very specific risk-analysis requirements.

Target Now Says 70 Million Customers Affected by Data Breach; Personal Information Also Stolen

Target now says that the personal information of more than 70 million customers was compromised at its stores during the busy holiday season, making the data breach one of the biggest thefts of its kind in U.S. history.

Metsger Takes Oath, Becomes New NCUA Board Member

Former Oregon State Senator Rick Metsger is now a member of the NCUA board. He was sworn in during a ceremony in the US Senate Friday morning.

Redesigned Website Highlights NWCUA’s Ever-Expanding Service

A redesigned website and expanded Anthem coverage are among the upgraded features being rolled out by the NWCUA at the start of the New Year.

O.U.R. FCU Liquidated By NCUA, Purchased by Northwest Community CU

The NCUA announced the liquidation of O.U.R. FCU, as well as its subsequent purchase by Northwest Community Credit Union. The former O.U.R. members will experience no interruption in services or asset insurance coverage in their transition to Northwest Community.

WCUF Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, July 15

Applications are due in two weeks for Cycle 2 events occurring from August 1 through December 31, 2011.

Spectrum Awards Deadlines Extended

Two week extension will allow time to prepare and refine Marketing & Communications entries.

Foundation Accepting Cycle 2 Scholarship Applications

The Washington Foundation offers up to $1,500 a year to credit union staff and volunteers for professional development.

Member & Chapter News

OnPoint Community CU’s Educator of the Year wins a year’s worth of mortgage payments, plus a plethora of chapter events.

Member & Chapter News

Encouraging job training, Numerica gives 30 computers to the Neighborhood Networks group. Plus loads of May chapter meetings announcements…

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The legislature adjourned its session on Friday, but not before it passed the Prize-linked Savings Bill to the Governor for her signature.

WCUF Cycle 2 Scholarship Deadline Extended

The Washington Credit Union Foundation has extended the application deadline for its Cycle 2 Scholarship Program. Prospective applicants now have until next Friday, July 16 to submit their application for all training events between August 2 and December 31, 2010.

Regulators Close Spokane Credit Union

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.