Northwest Credit Unions Celebrate Financial Fitness Day

Credit Unions around the Northwest—and around the country—celebrated Financial Fitness Day on April 6. Here is a rundown of the stories shared on social media with the #FinancialFitnessDay hashtag.

Three Oregon Credit Unions to Launch ‘Save to Win’ Accounts in April; Nearly $2 Million Awarded to Members Since 2009

Three Oregon credit unions launch the Save to Win program in April, providing a life-changing opportunity for unbanked and under-banked families to build their financial assets.

Three Oregon Credit Unions to Launch ‘Save to Win’ Accounts in April; Nearly $2 Million Awarded to Members Since 2009

Three Oregon credit unions launch the Save to Win program in April, providing a life-changing opportunity for unbanked and under-banked families to build their financial assets.

Hold a Casual Day on April 6 to Raise Funds for Financial Education

A “casual day” in your credit union on April 6 can help to support the financial education initiatives of both the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and the National Credit Union Foundation.

Share the Love Awards Another $30,000 to Charity in November

The video campaign to highlight credit unions’ community impact benefited a children’s cancer program, a farmers market, and an organization that gives food to children who need it.

July is CULAC Month! What’s Your Fundraising Plan?

Each July, credit unions come together to raise money for CULAC, the political action committee that helps elect credit union champions to Congress. Learn how to support Credit Unions for Kids while raising CULAC funds, and more.

For Older Americans Month, Learn to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

The NCUA is offering valuable resources on identifying and reporting financial abuse of older credit union members.

Get ‘Wild About Saving’ With National Youth Month

April is National Credit Union Youth Month, and CUNA has a host of great materials and ideas to help you engage your younger members in good financial habits.

Compliance Center: IRS Issues Proposal to Eliminate 36-Month Non-Payment Requirement From Form 1099-C

IRS proposes change to 1099-C; joint account question; and Legal Briefs.

Save to Win Accounts Reach Million Dollar Milestone

Washington credit unions offering the Save to Win program have reached a major milestone: over $1 million in deposits. The program is designed to help under-banked consumers develop better savings habits.

April is National Financial Literacy Month; How Will Your Credit Union Celebrate?

From bake sales on Financial Fitness Day to volunteering at Reality Fairs and helping young people “Catch the $ave Wave,” credit unions will shine a spotlight on the importance of financial education in April. How will you celebrate National Financial Literacy Month? We’ve got loads of ideas!

NCUA Reminds Credit Unions About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the National Credit Union Administration has released a reminder to credit unions about the importance of fighting cybercrime and protecting the online personal and financial information of their members.

Portland Continues ‘Responsible Banking’ Push as Unitus Receives Public Funds Deposit

Unitus Community Credit Union reported receiving a public funds deposit from the city of Portland in June, marking the third Oregon credit union to take such a deposit as part of the city’s recently passed Responsible Banking Resolution.

What Should Credit Unions Be Doing During This Election Year?

2012 is an election year, and credit unions have a long list of things they can be doing to help position themselves and the movement for political success.

November Headline Round-Up Tells the Story of a Historic Month

November 2011 was a historic month, one that shook up the financial services industry, beginning with Bank of America canceling its debit-card fee on Nov. 1 and extending to yesterday’s news of unprecedented action in Europe.

Compliance Question of the Week

What happens to Social Security benefits if the member goes to prison?

Credit Union Views Sought on CUSO Reporting Plan

The National Credit Union Administration is proposing a controversial requirement that credit union service organizations (CUSOs) file their financial statements to the agency. Credit union professionals with concerns about the proposal have until September 26 to file comment letters.

WCUL CUAO Merger Voter’s Packets to be Mailed this Month

Paper ballots on the merger of the Washington Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Oregon will arrive in delegates’ mailboxes Thursday, Oct. 21.