Maps Wins Award for Innovation in Technology and Culture

The credit union’s Idea Lab brings together cutting edge financial services technology with a culture that draws out impactful innovation.

Sargent: Credit Unions for Kids Golf Tournament was Mickey Mantle’s Idea

The numbers are official: The Dave & Dan Classic raised $408,000 for Credit Unions for Kids. Tom Sargent is often credited with giving birth to the golf event 14 years ago, but he has some surprising news about where he got the idea.

Credit Unions Find Success Marketing with Consumers in Mind

With the early-entry deadline for the 2013 Spectrum Marketing Awards just 10 days away, O Bee’s Lee Wojnar, whose credit union won “Best of Show” honors in 2011, discussed some of the keys to successful marketing efforts for credit unions: “You have to make it relevant for the user.”

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.

Washington Credit Unions Express Interest in Launching Prize-Linked Savings Programs

A survey of Washington credit union CEOs revealed 12 interested in offering prize-linked savings programs to members by early 2012. An “Idea Exchange” at the NWCUA’s Convention and Annual Business Meeting will provide more information for industry leaders.

Washington Credit Unions Exploring Prize-Linked Savings Opportunity

Prize-linked savings accounts have turned un-banked consumers into savers in Michigan. Some Washington credit unions are considering launching similar programs by taking advantage of legislation passed this year. The NWCUA will lobby for a similar law in Oregon next year.