Third-Quarter Results Show Gradual Rebound in Japanese Auto Inventory

Autoland President Jeff Martin discusses how this year’s tragic earthquake in Japan impacted auto inventory, how quickly inventory is returning to normal, and how this affects credit unions.

Boosting Fee Income Can Lead to Increased Market Share

John M. Floyd & Associates offers strategies for increasing revenue and growing membership through a renewed focus on building primary relationships around checking accounts.

Creating Demand in the Small-Business Market: Channel Marketing Strategies

Harland Clarke offers specific suggestions for credit unions to improve their channel marketing strategies.

The Cost of Waiting

Gary Tantleff, managing director of investments at The Credit Union Advisory Group at UBS, warns against the dangers of waiting to invest.

NWCUA Convention App Available

The Convention and Annual Business Meeting App is now available for your Android, Blackberry or iPhone. It guides Convention attendees to workshops relating to their professions, offers information on trade show exhibitors and provides information on keynote speakers.

Will the US Debt Downgrade Result in an influx of Cash Deposits in Credit Unions?

Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating is causing stress as Americans wonder whether cash deposits are safer havens for their money than the volatile stock market. This could present a challenge for credit unions.

Compliance Question of the Week

If credit unions give new members $25 cash gift for opening a new share deposit account, is there an IRS reporting requirement?

Northwest Credit Unions’ MBL Programs Could Improve if Congress Raises Cap

With President Obama’s announcement that he will make job growth his next priority, the credit union movement is urging Congress to raise the cap on member business lending. Growth in credit union MBL programs remains on a slow trajectory with the sputtering economy.

Regulatory Advocacy Update: Association Weighs in on Important Proposals

The Northwest Credit Union Association pushes regulatory agencies as onslaught of new rules impact credit unions and consumers.

Congress Returns to Work, Faces Difficult Decisions

The House and Senate return are in session this week to deal with the debt ceiling after the White House warned that failure to act on the issue before the government could default on its debt payments.

Japan Disaster Affecting Auto Supply

Who could have predicted that an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown would hit a region so integral to the automobile market?

Puget Sound Area Economy Struggling to Rebound

The first article in our series on the region’s economic health focuses on Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett.

4 Ms Necessary for Successful Marketing

Miss connecting on even one of the Ms, and you will be scratching your head wondering why you are getting beaten up by your competition.

Legal Briefs February 17, 2011

Your update of the regulatory landscape.