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2017 Spectrum Marketing Award Submission Window About to Open

Marketers: Get your best campaigns and examples together. Submissions will be taken starting January 3 for the awards which honor the best in credit union marketing, public relations, and other communications.

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Rep. Walden to Chair House Energy & Commerce Committee for 115th Congress

Walden (R-OR), previously served as chair of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which plays a key role in data security measures and actions regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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Junior Achievement Seeking Volunteers to Teach Financial Literacy

The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of Junior Achievement is seeking volunteers in Gresham, Portland and Beaverton, OR.

Public Funds, Payroll Card Legislation on Washington Credit Unions’ Priority List

As the Washington State Legislature rolls into its third week, credit unions’ policy advancement strategy is firmly focused on legislation concerning public fund deposits and payroll cards.

Blueprint for Success Offers Strategic Advice for Credit Unions

Now that the Fed has raised interest rates, what does that mean for credit unions? In January, balance sheet experts from your Strategic Link partner Catalyst Strategic Solutions and Catalyst Corporate will attempt to answer that question in their third annual Blueprint for Success multimedia production.

Calling all CEOs: Town Hall Series Kicks Off January 21

Mark your calendar to attend a CEO Town Hall meeting in 2016. The first opportunity to network with your Association and your peers is in Vancouver, on January 21.

NCUA to Seek Comments on Overhead Transfer Rate, Operating Fee in January

NCUA Chair Matz will call for a January vote to publish the methodologies for calculating the OTR and operating fee in the Federal Register, opening them for comment.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Jan 19-23

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

Washington Legislative Week in Review, January 12-16

Legislature begins long session under Supreme Court contempt order; will tackle taxes, education and transportation issues.

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.

2014 Credit Unions for Kids Funds Due January 16

Credit unions must submit their checks using a simple form by January 16 for funds to count towards 2014 fundraising totals.

Compliance Center: DCU Guidance on State Mandated Disclosure Summary

Washington’s Division of Credit Unions says separate state disclosure no longer necessary if federal disclosures are made; plus question of the week and legal briefs.

Expect New RBC Proposal January 15

NCUA Chair Debbie Matz plans to unveil a revised RBC proposal at the board’s January 15 open meeting.

Register Now for 2015 Development Education (DE) Trainings

Winter and spring trainings are filling up fast for “one of the most transformative and unique credit union training events offered.”

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

A Look Back at Compliance Issues in 2013

Without a doubt, 2013 may have been one of the most challenging years ever for dealing with new compliance requirements.

Additional Mortgage-Rule Amendments Expected Soon

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to amend its mortgage rules in response to lender concerns. Lenders are expected to support the changes but may have concerns about meeting the implementation deadlines.

CFPB Issues Proposal to Clarify and Enhance January’s Mortgage Rules

Credit union comments had a significant impact on changes to the CPFB Mortgage Rules. The NWCUA compliance team reports some of the clarifications issued this week are substantial.