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Brief History of CUs in OR, WA

This week we will examine the history of the credit union movement in the Pacific Northwest.

Updated: Oregon Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4094 into law on March 29. NWCUA lauded the news as an “important first step” for credit unions looking to provide financial services to legal marijuana businesses.

Washington Legislature in Home Stretch

With the Washington State Legislature scheduled to complete its regular session Thursday, six policy bills of interest to credit unions are still on the table.

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

Obama Signs Into Law Three Credit Union Regulatory Relief Measures

Modernizations to privacy notification requirements, opening of FHLB membership to privately insured credit unions, and changes to the CFPB’s treatment of “rural” areas were all signed into law as part of a comprehensive highway bill.

Compliance Center: What We Learned at the FBI/Secret Service Cybersecurity Symposium

Learn how to contact law enforcement in the case of a cybersecurity incident; your question answered about posting the FBI sticker; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.

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.

Compliance Center: Supreme Court Rules Disparate Impact Claims Allowed Under Fair Housing Act

Learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision; your question answered on refunding garnishments; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Governor Brown Signs Oregon Charter Enhancement Bill Into Law

The bill’s signing marks a successful legislative season for Northwest credit unions and makes a number of strategic enhancements to the Oregon Credit Union Act.

Oregon Legislative Update: NWCUA Testifies on ‘Marijuana and Banking’

NWCUA called upon to testify on financial services for marijuana-based businesses; update to Oregon Credit Union Act scheduled for March 4 hearing.

Obama Signs Share Insurance Parity Bill

The bill extends share insurance coverage to credit union trust accounts.

McWatters Joins NCUA Board

After his Senate confirmation in June, Mark McWatters is sworn in as an NCUA board member.

Federal Guidance ‘Gives Comfort’ that Credit Unions Can Serve Licensed Marijuana Businesses, DFI Says

Guidance issued earlier this year by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) does not change federal law when it comes to providing banking services to marijuana businesses, Washington state regulators said Thursday, but “there is a difference between a law and a decision whether to enforce it.” DFI Director Scott Jarvis and Director of Credit Unions Linda Jekel made their comments at the NWCUA’s Leadership Symposium in Portland.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Lawmakers Enter the Home Stretch

NWCUA-sponsored legislation to give state-chartered credit unions parity with federally chartered credit unions regarding mergers passed the state Senate on a unanimous vote and is now in the hands of Gov. Jay Inslee.

A Shutdown Primer: What Happens When the Government Stops Working?

What happens during a government shutdown? Which agencies are affected, and how does a shutdown impact the Affordable Care Act?

Governor Kitzhaber Signs Oregon Credit Union Act Improvement Bill

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed SB 520 into law. The measure updates the Oregon Credit Union Act.