Global Credit Union Offers a Passport to Culture, Plus $1,000

With its Cultural Passport campaign, Global is inspiring its community to invest in local culture and offering a $1,000 reward to one lucky participant.

Amplify Convention Trade Show: 107 Booths, Live Entertainment and the Chance to Win an iPad!

More than 100 exhibitors will display everything from marketing and communications services to security products and auto-buying solutions at the 2013 Amplify Convention Trade Show. But if that’s not enough to get you to the exhibit floor, how about this: you just might win an iPad.

Amplify Convention Website Goes Live, Registration Now Open

Amplify Convention—the must-attend event of the year for Northwest credit unions—is scheduled to take place in Portland October 8-10. The website allowing early registration and an introductory video have been posted online.

Financial Reality Fair Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for upcoming Financial Reality Fairs, where Northwest legislators will see high school students learning how to live on a budget during the 2013 CU Day @ the Capitol events.

High School Students to Learn to Live Within Means During ‘CU Day @ the Capitol’

Northwest legislators will see the credit union financial literacy mission in action during live Financial Reality Fair exercises next session. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is providing grants to make the events possible during CU Day @ the Capitol.

Federal Reserve System to Host Servicemember Financial Protection Webinar

The Federal Reserve System invites you to join an interagency discussion of servicemember financial protection guidance and compliance with the SCRA. This Outlook Live webinar will take place on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT.

Steve Albers Passes Away After Bike Accident

Steve Albers, president and founder of Tacoma-based insurance company Albers & Co., passed away Friday evening after being critically injured in a bike accident. A celebration of life will be held today at 3 p.m. at Fircrest Golf Club.

NWCUA Convention Website Goes Live, Registration Now Open

The online home for the NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting is now live, offering the first chance to register and to learn more about this year’s speakers, sessions and schedules.

The Fed Providing Free Webcast on Loan Originator Compensation

The mandatory compliance date for the loan originator compensation rules is April 1, 2011.  The rules are designed to protect mortgage borrowers from unfair or abusive lending practices that can arise from certain loan originator compensation practices.

May You Live in Interesting Times

Living in interesting times would be an apt description of these last couple of years, and with the passing of the Financial Reform Act things will only get more interesting, at least as far as compliance is concerned.