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Shop for Miracles Effort by Oregon CUs Nets $10,000 for CMN Hospitals

The funds come from CO-OP Financial Services, which recognized the tremendous effort by Oregon credit unions in raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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CFPB August Complaint Report Shines Spotlight on Bank Account Dissatisfaction

The monthly complaint snapshot highlights consumer complaints about bank accounts and services. Also, legal briefs and compliance questions answered.

Legislation of Interest to Washington Credit Unions in Spotlight in Olympia

Northwest Credit Union Association-backed bills on credit freezes, foreclosure, and mortgage fraud are progressing in the Washington legislature. Expect to see a flurry of activity in the final three weeks of the session.

Eugene and Portland Area Credit Unions Contribute to OHSU Doernbecher and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart

Thirty years after founding Credit Unions for Kids, Northwest credit unions keep the tradition strong with contributions of nearly $100,000 to two Oregon children’s hospitals. Toys, wagons and baby swings were part of the bounty.

Public Funds, Payroll Card Legislation on Washington Credit Unions’ Priority List

As the Washington State Legislature rolls into its third week, credit unions’ policy advancement strategy is firmly focused on legislation concerning public fund deposits and payroll cards.

Compliance Center: Helpful TCPA Resources from CUNA

Get the latest resources after June’s TCPA ruling by the FCC; your question answered about how to handle garnishments for members with multiple account types; plus this week’s legal briefs

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Inspirus pledges $25K to help teachers buy supplies; NW Priority raises over $8K to fight muscular dystrophy.

Spokane Federal Partners With TV Station to Raise Wildfire Relief Funds

The credit union partnered with KXLY, the Red Cross, Washington State University, and local firefighters to raise thousands of dollars for those impacted by the fires.

Compliance Center: How Does Your 2007 Credit Card Agreement Hold-Up?

A Massachusetts court ruling may make you want to revisit your agreement language; your question answered about TILA/RESPA timing requirements; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Maps Credit Union Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

Staying true to its educational roots, Maps honors local students with scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals.

Clackamas Federal Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council

The lifesaving nonprofit will purchase new equipment that will make search and rescue operations safer and more effective.

Compliance Center: Supreme Court Rules Disparate Impact Claims Allowed Under Fair Housing Act

Learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision; your question answered on refunding garnishments; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Oregon Community Earns $20k From Sprint Program, Donates Entire Amount to Credit Unions for Kids

Northwest credit unions earned over $200k from the program in 2014. Jones and Oregon Community see it as an easy way to raise Credit Unions for Kids funds.

Hold a Financial Fitness Day on April 1 & Raise Funds for Financial Ed

Want to easily help raise awareness of credit unions’ financial education activities as well as support them? Here is your chance.

2014 Credit Unions for Kids Funds Due January 16

Credit unions must submit their checks using a simple form by January 16 for funds to count towards 2014 fundraising totals.

Shop for Miracles on International Credit Union Day

Join the Shop for Miracles event and rally your members to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network on International Credit Union Day.

Credit Union Members Can ‘Shop for Miracles’ and Raise Funds for CMN Hospitals

Credit Unions for Kids, CUNA and the World Council of Credit Unions will sponsor “Shop for Miracles” this fall — a one-day fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event will help celebrate International Credit Union Day on Oct. 16, and includes a pledge from CO-OP Financial Services to provide matching funds through its Miracle Match program.

World Council Partners with Boom Financial to Reach Unbanked Immigrants in U.S., Haiti

The World Council of Credit Unions has partnered with Boom Financial to offer an international mobile remittance solution for immigrant workers and their families, many of whom are unbanked.