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Security: It’s Everyone’s Problem

When we talk about member service, we most often are discussing innovative ways to help our members’ success through services, products, and financial education. However, there are other ways that credit unions deliver excellent member service that aren’t something we normally discuss. One of those ways is member data security.

‘Love My Credit Union’ Campaign Launches From CU Solutions Group

The campaign spotlights credit unions giving back to their communities.

Compliance Center: FCC Issues Telemarketing Rulings

Get the scoop on the FCC’s new telemarketing rulings; your question answered about collecting payments from active duty service members; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: HUD Issues Guidance on Multifamily Assisted and Insured Housing Based on Equal Access to Housing Rule

HUD’s guidance aims to avoid discrimination against LGBT Americans; your question answered on NCUA’s record retention regs; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Washington Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

Well into its third special session, the Washington State Legislature finally came to the agreements needed to adjourn. Thanks to advocates, credit unions saw important priorities passed this session.

July is CULAC Month! What’s Your Fundraising Plan?

Each July, credit unions come together to raise money for CULAC, the political action committee that helps elect credit union champions to Congress. Learn how to support Credit Unions for Kids while raising CULAC funds, and more.

MESA: Learn More About This Matched College Savings Program for Your Members

Join a webinar on July 14 to learn about the benefits of the Matched Education Savings Account program for your credit union and your members.

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.

Washington Legislative Update: Regular Session Ends Sunday

Credit union bills are headed to the governor as the legislative session comes to an end. A special session may be necessary to pass a budget.

NWCUA Compliance Support

Ever feel like the regulatory burden is making you reinvent the wheel? The NWCUA’s Compliance Center has been there and done that. A review of our resources will help you find some workplace relief. Also in the compliance report: legal briefs and the question of the week.

NCUA Instructs Examiners to Follow FinCEN Marijuana Guidance

The NCUA is instructing examiners to follow FinCEN guidance related to banking legal marijuana businesses. It’s a move expected to offer some reassurance to credit unions.

CO-OP Financial Services to Showcase Marketing Opportunity for Credit Unions July 10

Singer/Songwriter Daria Musk innovated her way into the national spotlight by performing concerts from her home studio and inviting fans to join her via the Internet. Now the spokesperson for CO-OP Financial Services’ “Empowering People. Amplifying Dreams” campaign, Musk will meet with credit unions in a July 10 webinar.

NCUA, Credit Unions Share Lively Dialogue at Listening Session

It was clear to attendees at the National Credit Union Administration’s Listening Session in Los Angeles Thursday, that the agency won’t finalize the same risk-based capital rule it proposed earlier this year. Productive, open dialogue highlighted the session.

Hot Auto Market Fuels Credit Union Lending in Northwest

A red-hot auto market bodes well for credit unions. In Washington, vehicle registrations hit a post recession high of 278,000 vehicles in June and July. Auto lending makes up 32% of Northwest credit unions’ loan portfolios.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape examines the monthly economic update from the NCUA, the stabilization fund assessment, and news from the FRB and U.S. Mint.

Don’t Tax My Credit Union Spotlight: Sound Members Sound Off to Congress

Credit union members signed up en masse to support the credit union tax exemption and the benefits it brings to Main Street. Northwest credit unions offered in-branch opportunities to sign petitions for two weeks in July.

NCUA July Board Meeting

The NWCUA’s director of regulatory avocacy takes a deeper dive into last week’s NCUA board meeting. It is an important meeting for credit unions.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape includes the NCUA report for July and the CFPB’s Financial Literacy Report, delivered to Congress this week.