On the Move: STCU Gains Three in Leadership, Community Development Roles

The credit union added two new managers and a community development officer to its team.

Quick Four: Q&A With SMCU on Their New Seattle HQ

After four decades at 801 Third Ave, SMCU moved across from Seattle’s Safeco Field.

Scones and Loans: STCU, Rocket Bakery Form ‘Sweet Partnership’

Spokane’s STCU announced a co-located downtown branch with Rocket Bakery, with construction to be completed by fall.

CUNA CEO Jim Nussle: Engage Real People in Advocacy

Nussle called for all credit unions, CEOs, Board Members, and professionals to engage in credit union advocacy and to rally their members.

NWCUA to Relocate Oregon Offices to Convenient Tigard Facility

The Northwest Credit Union Association will move its Oregon offices four miles south to Tigard in February 2014 to provide easier access from major freeways and larger facilities for meetings and conferences.

NCUA’s Matz tells Amplify Crowd: ‘Our Job is to Help Credit Unions Move Forward’

Credit unions say they face a regulatory burden that often feels oppressive, but NCUA board Chairman Debbie Matz said Tuesday that the federal regulator has taken significant steps to ease that burden, and she insisted that “gone are the days when we say no simply because we’ve always said no.”

Public Funds Collateralization Pool Generating New Interest in Oregon

Beginning April 1, all of Oregon’s public entities—including city governments, schools and fire departments, among many others—will be able to deposit money in their local credit unions.

Pierce County Chapter Launches Website Using Foundation Grant

The Pierce County Chapter of Credit Unions used funds from a Foundation grant to launch a dedicated chapter website to serve as a resource for credit union professionals and volunteers.

Public Funds Bill Draws Big Bank Opposition in Portland, Nears Passage in Washington

The Oregon Bankers Association spoke out in opposition of Sam Adams’ Responsible Banking Resolution, which would increase credit unions’ ability to accept public funds. Meanwhile, a similar public funds bill in Washington is nearing passage.

Mayor Adams Supports Movement of Portland Funds to Credit Unions

Portland Mayor Sam Adams will pursue a plan to move Portland’s funds out of national banks and into local credit unions, supporting mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith’s challenge for the city to keep its money in local financial institutions.

Truth in Savings, Mortgage Registration Move from NCUA to CFPB

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, assumes oversight of Truth in Savings and Mortgage Registration from the National Credit Union Administration.