What Financial Questions Do People Google Throughout the Year?

Google drew on its vast database of searches to show financial institutions what people search for each month. The results will be useful as marketers plan their calendars.

Filene 2025: Optimism for Credit Unions in Whole New FI World

A new report from Filene lays out the disruptive changes credit unions can expect in the next decade, and the case for optimism about the credit union movement.

75% of Millennials Willing to Switch Financial Institutions: Experian

A recent report from the credit reporting company shows that 3/4 of Millennials are willing to switch financial institutions, often for better interest rates, better rewards, and better customer service.

SEO Strategies for Financial Institutions Part 1: Opportunities and Obstacles

How do you optimize your web presence for search engines? The experts at Edge Multimedia share part one in a continuing series that will show you how to make the most of your search engine potential.

CFPB Announces Final HMDA Rule

The NWCUA and CUNA point out the rule’s detrimental impact—especially on small credit unions—despite certain concessions.

FIs’ Certified as Class Members in Target Breach Suit

The decision allows credit unions and other financial institutions to coordinate use of attorneys, collection of evidence, requests of witnesses, and more.

Partnerships Key in Mobile Services: Boston Fed Report

Research shows that proprietary solutions struggle in the quick flow of innovation, while third-party partnerships hold promise.

Join Conference Call on Target Breach Settlement

This Thursday, August 27, Northwest credit unions are invited to join a conference call addressing the settlement between Visa and Target over Target’s 2013 data breach, and the litigation that remains pending.

Compliance Center: FFIEC Releases Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

Learn more about the cybersecurity tool; your question answered about members writing their PINs on their debt card; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Same Day ACH Payments Approved by NACHA

The plan will result in three daily settlement windows, allowing same-day processing of 99% of ACH payments.

Compliance Center: FFIEC Joint Statements on Risk Mitigation and NFIP Program Changes

Important cyber-security statements; your question answered on the SAFE Act de minimus exception; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Resist Banking Lobby’s Rhetoric

We need to meet the banking lobby’s misinformation campaign head on, says CUNA’s Mike Schenk.

FHLB Des Moines and FHLB Seattle Members Ratify Merger Agreement

The combined bank will be the largest in the FHLBank system, serving nearly 1,500 financial institutions.

Washington Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Await Floor Vote

As credit union advocates gathered en masse at the capitol, credit union bills passed out of committee.

Compliance Center: NCUA Releases Guidance on Private Student Loans with Graduated Repayment Terms

New student loan guidance calls for orderly repayment, less payment shock; your question answered about IRS refunds; plus legal briefs.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Feb 2-6

Both NWCUA-sponsored bills to amend the Washington Credit Union Act are up for hearings this week.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Jan 19-23

Northwest credit union legislative agenda is on track after second week of Washington legislative session.

Compliance Center: Same Day ACH Is Coming, and More

Same day automated clearing house transactions; your question on aggregating cash in and out transactions answered; plus legal briefs.