Oregon Legislative Update: Prize-Linked Savings Approved by Legislature

The Oregon Senate passed a bill to allow prize-linked savings in the state. It now goes to the governor for signing.

Deadline Nears for Credit Unions to Join Class Action Suit Against Home Depot

Plaintiffs’ attorneys are looking for financial institution in each state to join the case, and are sending letters to some Northwest credit unions.

Oregon Bankers’ Attack on Credit Unions Not Likely to be Popular with Voters

A poll of 600 Northwest voters shows overwhelming loyalty towards credit unions and support of their tax structure. The results will be of particular interest to Oregon legislators, who are once again being pushed by bank lobbyists to impose a corporate tax on credit unions.

NCUA Projects 2013 TCCUSF Assessment, NCUSIF Premium

The NCUA announced at its Nov. 15 board meeting that the TCCUSF assessment for 2013 will likely be between 8 and 11 basis points, while the NCUSIF premium may not be assessed next year at all.

Survey Turns Conventional Prepaid Card Wisdom on its Head

New survey results indicate that prepaid cards may not be strictly for the young and unbanked, as many middle- and upper-income consumers reported an interest in using prepaid cards provided by their bank or credit union.

Marketers’ Conference Explores New Consumers

How do credit unions stand out with “news consumers?” Credit Union Development Educators Josh Allison and Kelley Parks had some answers at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s first annual Marketers’ Conference.

Washington State Legislature Likely to Sweep DFI Funds in Special Session

The Washington State Legislature has included “fund transfers” in its supplemental budget, passed during their second Special Session. A transfer from the Financial Services Regulation Fund is set at $3 million in the proposal from the governor.

Motivated to Succeed, Motivated to Purchase

Harland Clarke explains how knowing what inspires small-business owners, such as a drive for profit or a desire for work-life balance, can increase your chances of selling products to them.

Your Secret Weapon to Member Segmentation and Smarter Marketing

Business Solutions: Information from the League’s Business Partners

Story Dares to Ask: Are Credit Unions Better Than Banks?

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal received some big time national play for stating what anyone familiar with credit unions already knew: people just like credit unions.