Loyal to this Outfit: How USAgencies Earned the Loyalty of One Veteran

How one credit union’s extraordinary personal service won over a loyal member not just for life, but for generations.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Key Legislation Advances

As Washington’s politically divided Legislature enters the third week of its 60-day session, the Northwest Credit Union Association is keeping a close watch on bills of interest to its members. Here’s what’s currently on the NWCUA’s radar.

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Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: A Primer for the 2014 Session

Washington’s politically divided state Legislature kicked off the 2014 session last week with plenty of big issues on the table, including funding for education and transportation, but the combination of election-year politics and a short session may make reaching any kind of consensus difficult. Here’s a look at what to expect in Olympia.

NWCUA Makes 2014 Networking Councils More Affordable, Easier to Attend

A new pricing structure and improved video-conferencing capabilities will make it possible for more credit union professionals to attend the NWCUA’s Networking Councils in 2014. Membership packages are available now, and registration for Council sessions begins Jan. 27.

Breach Boot Camp: Learn How to Manage the Fallout from Cyber Attacks at Marketers’ Networking Council on Jan. 29

With more than 100 million credit and debit cards potentially compromised in the Target breach and new information about additional holiday cyber attacks still unfolding, credit unions are working fast and furiously to address the situation. Solutions can be found at “Breach Boot Camp,” the theme of the Jan. 29 Marketers’ Networking Council.

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Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Compliance Question of the Week

Do we need to certify our exemption from the foreclosure bills in Oregon and Washington every year?

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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders: Deadline Nears for 2014 Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest

Emerging Leaders have until Tuesday, Jan. 14, to nominate a co-worker, employee, boss — or themselves! — for the 2014 Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest and a chance to nurture and refine their leadership presence.

Share Your Story at GAC

CUNA is asking credit unions to submit “Unite for Good” material for the GAC. Share yours today!

New Mortgage Rules Take Effect Jan. 10; CFPB’s Cordray Thanks Credit Unions for ‘Hard Work’

On the eve of the implementation of new mortgage rules adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB Director Richard Cordray thanked credit unions this week for taking “another critical step in the ongoing recovery of the housing market.”

Certification of Exemption from Foreclosure Mediation Due by Jan. 31

Credit unions in Washington and Oregon have until the end of the month to renew their Certification of Exemption from Foreclosure Mediation to avoid the mandatory mediation clauses in both states’ foreclosure statutes.

Get RIPT: New NWCUA Tools Can Help Credit Unions Clear a Path Through Regulations and Rule Changes

Northwest credit unions can create an easier path through the mountain of regulations and rule changes they face with the help of a new toolkit unveiled this week by the Northwest Credit Union Association.

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Washington Legislative Week in Review: Committees, Hearings and Credit Union Day at the Capitol

The Washington State Legislature is in full swing, and as committees begin holding hearings, a number of bills are in the works with a potential impact on credit unions.

Merchant Surcharging on Credit Cards Quietly Began on Jan. 27

As of Sunday, merchants in the United States and U.S. Territories can now impose transaction surcharges on consumers using credit cards. The new ability to collect the surcharge stems from last summer’s antitrust class-action settlement between VISA and MasterCard and a large group of merchants.