Fibre Federal Earns ‘Healthiest’ Award for Third Consecutive Year

The recognition grades credit unions on key financial factors such as deposit growth, capitalization, and loan to reserve ratios.

Verity Nabs Spot on Top 100 Business List

Seattle Business Magazine selects the list that “every company wants to be on” and we talked to Verity about their spot on it.

Compliance Center: CFPB Updates Interpretive Rule on Homeownership Counseling

Final rule on homeownership counseling lists; question answered on CIP; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: NCUA Releases 2015 Regulation Review List

NCUA reviewing one third of its regulations; answer to your question about automatic loan payments; plus legal briefs.

Compliance Center: OFAC Launches Simplified Consolidated Sanctions List

The Office of Foreign Assets Control launched a simplified list of all non-SDN sanctions; joint debts after divorce question answered; and legal briefs.

Six Oregon Credit Unions Among Top 100 Nonprofits to Work For

Oregon Business Magazine listed six credit unions in their sixth annual list of the 100 best Oregon nonprofits to work for.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Eight Northwest credit unions named among the nation’s healthiest; BECU awards $100,000 to nonprofits; USAgencies Credit Union launches social media campaign supporting Credit Unions for Kids; Verity Credit Union marketing chief sings national anthem at a Mariners game.

What’s the Difference Between Prequalification, Preapproval and Prescreening?

Prequalification, preapproval and prescreening — three terms that many of us are guilty of using interchangeably. But when it comes to regulatory compliance, the terms can have very distinct meanings and requirements depending on the context in which they are used. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “Can a member cash a check made out to his/her spouse if that spouse is deceased?”

Compliance Center: OFAC Issues New Foreign Sanctions Evaders List

The Office of Foreign Asset Controls has issued a new Foreign Sanctions Evaders List for individuals or entities involved in transactions to or from Iran and Syria. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Compliance Question of the Week: “With a Uniform Transfers to Minors Account, when the child turns 18 and comes into the credit union to get the money, should we turn the money over to him?”

Public Relations Expert: Crisis Response is 99 Percent Planning, One Percent Execution

The recent Target breach is a good reason for credit unions to dust off their disaster-recovery and crisis-response plans. A public relations expert who consults credit unions shares a priority list for marketers.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Unitus Community Credit Union Wins National Maxwell, Herring Awards

Unitus Community Credit Union was honored Friday with both a national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award and a national Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Award by the Credit Union National Association.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

CFPB Launches Web Tool to Help Consumers Find Housing Counselors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched an online tool to help consumers find local HUD-approved counseling agencies.

Compliance Question of the Week

Where can we find the home ownership counseling list?

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Three Credit Unions Rated Among Oregon’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’

Unitus Community, Rogue Federal and Pacific Crest Federal Credit Unions were all recognized by Oregon Business on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, the publication’s 20th-annual survey-based list.

NCUA Announces Annual Regulation Review Focus

The NCUA reviews all of its rules every three years, scheduling a look at about one-third of its rules each year on a rotating basis. Included on this year’s list is a review of CUSOs, fair credit reporting and member business loans, among others.