CUNA Training Offers Professional Certifications in Business Development, Business Lending

Credit union employees who specialize in business lending or business development can earn professional certifications from the Credit Union National Association at training sessions scheduled for this summer.

Volunteers Needed to Guide Spokane-Area Teachers through Financial Reality Fair

Fifty Spokane-area teachers will get to put their personal-finance skills to the test Feb. 28 at the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Financial Reality Fair. Volunteers are being recruited now to play the roles of merchants and financial counselors.

Filene Card Reward Pilot Aims to Increase Revenue, Usage and Membership Growth

The Filene Research Institute is studying the benefits of adding to or changing a unique card reward program. Find out how—and to what extent—your credit union can differentiate your debit and credit cards to increase interchange revenue and drive enrollments and transactions through a free webinar on Nov. 7.

Credit Unions Must Apply By Friday to Pilot Nationwide Savings Rewards Program

Credit unions must express interest this week in piloting SaveUp, a cutting-edge savings rewards program. Filene will choose 15 credit unions to pilot the nationwide alternative to prize-linked savings programs, which face legal roadblocks in Oregon.

Charshaf Joins NWCUA as Communications Designer

Nicole Charshaf has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as communications designer, a position that will keep her busy creating electronic and print communications.

Consumer Financial Protection Around the World

The Filene Research Institute’s recent research titled “Consumer Financial Protection: U.S. Proposals and International Experience” describes the experiences of credit unions around the world that operate under similar consumer protection schemes that the U.S. has recently created.