NWCUA Annual Convention Gets New Name

MAXX is about pushing limitations, testing boundaries and MAXXimizing growth.

School Employees Credit Union of Washington Becomes Inspirus Credit Union

The rebrand reflects the credit union’s recent expansion of its field of membership to everyone with a passion for education, and its continued commitment to its educational roots.

Oregon State Credit Union Starts 2015 With New Name, Same Vision

Modernization of Oregon state charter led Oregon State Credit Union — formerly OSU Federal — to switch charters, but service, vision and legacy remain unchanged.

OSU Federal Changing Charter and Name

OSU Federal will become Oregon State Credit Union and adopt a state charter, allowing it to serve more of Oregon’s residents.

Trailhead Credit Union’s Jim McCarthy: ‘I Knew We Needed to Make a Bold Move in Order to Grow and Thrive’

With 2013 in the rear-view mirror, Anthem asked Northwest credit union presidents and CEOs to reflect on the past, consider what lies ahead and talk about the challenges — and the opportunities — that await credit unions in 2014. Today: Jim McCarthy, president and CEO of Trailhead Credit Union, talks about the irreverent branding campaign that has repositioned the credit union as the financial institution of choice for urban hipsters.

Despite Name Change, Lighthouse Community Credit Union Holds to Founders’ Ideals

Cascade Forest Products Credit Union has changed its name to Lighthouse Community Credit Union in an effort to improve its visibility in the community, but the credit union remains committed to serving the low- to moderate-income consumers in the Vancouver area who are mostly overlooked by traditional financial institutions.

.creditunion Domain Name

It’s possible credit unions will be able to ditch the “dot com” and “dot org” web addresses in favor of “dot credit union.” This week’s compliance report offers new information.

Compliance Question of the Week

What is a representative payee?

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Compliance Question of the Week

What is a Social Security Representative Payee Account, which members require one and how should the accounts be established?

BECU’s Efforts to Combat Fraud Earn National Praise and Inaccurate Media Reports

Proactive work combatting fraud and identity theft has often left BECU, the nation’s fourth-largest credit union, unfairly associated with such cases in the media.

Compliance Question of the Week – January 17th 2012

What is a VA fiduciary account, and how would I title one?

Bob Schumacher Retires as CEO of MountainCrest

Northwest credit union veteran Bob Schumacher retired as CEO of MountainCrest Credit Union but plans an active consulting partnership with a credit union development firm.

Forthcoming .xxx Extension Creating Online Dilemma for Credit Unions

Under a new domain name registry targeted to serve the adult entertainment industry, domain names with the extension .xxx will be available for purchase beginning in December 2011, opening the door to new issues related to brand and image protection.

Yakima Valley and Catholic Credit Unions Unveil New Name, Brand

Recently-merged Yakima Valley and Catholic Credit Unions announced that they will begin operating under the name Solarity Credit Union after the merger is complete on Oct. 1. Included is video footage of the brand launch.

GM Partnership Driving Loan Preapproval to CUs

Invest in America is helping credit unions generate new auto loans through its partnership with General Motors.

Compliance Question of the Week

How long does a stop payment order remain in effect?

Depositaries Requested to Adhere to Levy Compliance Rules

The IRS is asking depositaries (banks, credit unions, savings and loans, and similar institutions) to review and understand the responsibilities associated with processing levies.