Crapo Brings HUD Secretary Carson to Boise for Housing Discussion

On Monday, the NWCUA Advocacy team, led by President and CEO, Troy Stang, spent time with a delegation of government leaders that were in Idaho to examine and discuss affordable housing.  The delegation, led by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R – ID) included Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Idaho Congressman […]

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One Hour Could Help Mitigate Your CU’s Exposure to Cybersecurity Risk

An upcoming webinar and Your Association’s Cybersecurity Resource Center convene guidance, resources, and best practices all in one spot.

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Two Upcoming Labor Rule Compliance Dates That CUs Should Keep in Mind

Also, the latest legal briefs from the federal level and your compliance question of the week, answered.

USAgencies Credit Union Staff Volunteers at Homeless Resource Center

A team of USAgencies staff and family members spent a recent Saturday helping a Portland-based homeless-focused agency to prepare for the winter ahead. The event coincided with International Credit Union Day and won the credit union a $2,500 gift certificate to Strategic Link Consulting.

Compliance Center: HUD Issues Guidance on Multifamily Assisted and Insured Housing Based on Equal Access to Housing Rule

HUD’s guidance aims to avoid discrimination against LGBT Americans; your question answered on NCUA’s record retention regs; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases Bulletin on Obligations When Dealing With Section 8 Housing Vouchers

Learn about Section 8 obligations; your question answered about protecting your credit union when you take power of attorney; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Credit Unions Urged to Share Concerns Over FHLB Membership Proposal

The rule would create an unfair advantage for FDIC-insured financial institutions.

Merkley Shares Senate Reform Agenda with Credit Unions

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley recently met with credit union leaders. He shared his vision to reform Senate practices and discussed examples of how the regulatory burden impacts credit unions and members.

CFPB Proposes Extension of the Use of Estimates on Remittance Transfer Disclosures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a proposed rule that would extend a temporary provision that allows credit unions to use estimates for certain fees on remittance transfer pricing disclosures. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “Which logo do I use: Equal Housing Opportunity, or Equal Housing Lender?”

‘Life on the Edge 2’ Generates a Wealth of Ideas for the Fight Against Poverty

Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson, who created “Life on the Edge” as a Development Educator project to engage her community in the fight against poverty, reports back on the results of “Life on the Edge 2.” The ripple effect, she says, could be unending.

CFPB Launches Web Tool to Help Consumers Find Housing Counselors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched an online tool to help consumers find local HUD-approved counseling agencies.

Compliance Question of the Week

Where can we find the home ownership counseling list?

Metsger Nomination to NCUA Board on Senate Agenda June 27

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will conduct a hearing June 27 to consider President Obama’s nomination of former Oregon Sen. Rick Metsger to fill a vacancy on the NCUA Board.

HUD Issues Discriminatory Effects Standard Final Rule

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule to formalize a national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act as the result of a discriminatory effect.

Northwest’s Elected Officials Appointed to Important Congressional Committees

The Northwest is well-represented on Congressional committees with significance to credit unions, highlighted by Jeff Merkley’s appointment as chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.