Consolidated Community CU’s New Branches, Technology Enhance Member and Employee Experience

Portland-based Consolidated Community Credit Union completed an aggressive plan to open or remodel three branches and roll out a suite of online and mobile technology—all in 18 months.

Consumer Reports Praises Credit Unions for Excellent Service, Low Fees

93% of credit union members reported being “Highly Satisfied,” compared with 69% of customers from the four largest national banks.

The Credit Union Guide to Making Impactful Donations

Credit unions give millions to charitable organizations during the holidays. The National Credit Union Foundation shares some tips on making your donations count.

Credit Unions ‘Shop for Miracles,’ Raise Over $50k for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Six credit unions raised over $52,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through the Credit Unions for Kids Shop for Miracles Campaign.

BECU Closes all Branches to Teach Teens Financial Literacy

During its “Closing for Good” event, the credit union closed all of its locations for half a day and sent all 1,300 staff to teach financial literacy at local high schools.

Crisis Management: When Bad Things Happen to Good Credit Unions

Credit unions usually have strong recovery processes in place to protect their members’ assets and employee safety in times of crisis. But do they know how to communicate their actions to the board, staff, members, and media? Renowned reputation manager Anthony Huey returns to Amplify this fall to offer interactive crisis management guidance.

BECU is Closing its Doors for Good

While the credit union remains closed for the first half of a day this October, its employees will teach financial literacy in schools all over Washington.

America Saves Week Starts February 23

The annual campaign to encourage better savings practices invites you to engage your members in savings best practices.

ICU Day Toolkit: Everything You Need to Plan, Budget and Get the Boss’ Buy In

International Credit Union Day is Thursday, October 16. It’s not too early to start planning your events. CUNA has some great toolkit resources — including talking points to win over your boss!

Credit Unions: Good for Consumers, Careers and Businesses

The July-August edition of Oregon Business Magazine showcases credit unions. A trio of op-ed pieces details the value to consumers as well as to local businesses.

Credit Unions Issue an ‘All Clear’ on Heartbleed Bug, but Urge Members to ‘Change Your Passwords’

Northwest credit unions moved quickly last week to assure their members that their online and mobile banking services are — and have been — safe and secure. But they joined some of the Internet’s biggest players in urging website users to change their passwords.

Visitors Add Brazilian Touch to Northwest’s International Credit Union Day Celebration

Credit unions around the world are celebrating International Credit Union Day today with food drives, financial literacy programs, and events designed to raise awareness. In a display of perfect timing, four credit union professionals from Brazil are spending the week with their counterparts in Seattle.

Unitus Celebrating International Credit Union Day With Contest, Crayons and Candy; Is Your Credit Union Joining In The Fun?

Why do Unitus Community Credit Union members appreciate their credit union? The answer to that question will be worth $50 to two lucky members who post their responses to Facebook or Twitter from Oct. 7-17, when Unitus celebrates International Credit Union Day with a “Why I Appreciate My Credit Union” contest. How will your credit union celebrate?

Artist’s Design Will Adorn International Credit Union Day Merchandise; Is Your Credit Union Joining the Celebration?

Northwest voters have spoken, choosing a bold design by Pennsylvania artist Boots to adorn T-shirts, hoodies, posters and more as part of NWCUA’s International Credit Union Day celebration. Those items will be available this afternoon, with 15 percent of all sales benefiting Credit Unions for Kids.

How Will You Celebrate International Credit Union Day?

Credit unions in more than 100 countries will “unite for good” on Oct. 17, when they reflect on the movement’s history and promote its achievements on International Credit Union Day. Will your credit union be celebrating, too? Tell us how!

Criminal Minds: Thinking Like a Hacker Makes Good Data Governance Sense

What can credit union IT departments learn from reading the exploits of the most successful hacking ring ever brought to justice?

In Oregon, Cheap to Finance and Drive

Oregon credit unions offer among the least expensive auto loans in the country. And as a bonus, it’s the least expensive state in which to own and drive a vehicle according to two bank monitoring sites releasing studies this week. Take a ride on the savings highway.

Truth Speaks Website: Credit Unions are Good for Consumers

An NWCUA-sponsored public website will offer videos and impact studies to prove that the credit union tax structure is good for consumers. The Truth Speaks website will be fully populated later this week.