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Second Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza Estimated to Reach Nearly 3,000 (and Counting)

With the majority of fairs planned on or around International Credit Union Day, the NWCUF collaborative effort has exploded in number of students reached, far-outpacing the original.

Cooperatives Come Together With Oregon Legislators

Oregon legislators enthusiastically got a plateful of information about how cooperatives benefit communities last week. The Northwest Credit Union Association and other cooperatives hosted their 12th annual cooperative lunch in Salem.

75% of Millennials Willing to Switch Financial Institutions: Experian

A recent report from the credit reporting company shows that 3/4 of Millennials are willing to switch financial institutions, often for better interest rates, better rewards, and better customer service.

Oregon Community, Unitus Community, Advantis Honored for Philanthropy

Oregon Community Credit Union, Advantis Credit Union, and Unitus Community Credit Union all have been honored with the Portland Business Journal’s 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, which recognize local companies that direct the most money to nonprofits.

Tax Advocacy Spotlight: Spokane Credit Unions Deliver a Huge Message

When the credit union tax model flew through Congress’—and the bank lobby’s—radar screen earlier this summer, a cell of Spokane credit unions decided to take the high road with positive messaging. They delivered this week—with weigh in from over 13,000 constituents.

Metsger to Take NCUA Oath Aug. 23

Oregonian Rick Metsger takes his place on the NCUA Board of Directors following a swearing in ceremony in Washington Aug. 23. The NCUA reports the private ceremony will take place on Capitol Hill at 10 a.m.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union was thinking about purchasing another ATM to provide some further convenience for our members. Is there a better solution to provide member convenience? Could you tell me some more about the CO-OP Network?

By the Numbers: Delinquencies Down as Northwest Credit Unions Continue to Grow

Northwest credit unions outpaced the region’s for-profit banks in total year-over-year asset, loan, deposit and capital growth in 2012 while also showing favorable trends in terms of delinquency rates.

Credit Unions ‘Study Abroad’ During Wednesday’s General Sessions

The general sessions at Convention Wednesday had a distinctly international flavor thanks to a keynote address from Arnold Kuijpers of Rabobank Nederland and an afternoon panel discussion with leaders of the Canadian credit union movement.

Washington Credit Unions Invited to Learn About New Turnkey Prize-Linked Savings Plan

Washington credit unions may finally be well-positioned to offer prize-linked savings accounts, thanks to funding approved by the Northwest Credit Union Association board and a new operations model offered by the Michigan Credit Union League.

How Do You Measure the Value of CUNA Membership?

CUNA, with its network of 44 state and regional leagues/associations, counted more than 6,100 of America’s credit unions as members. In 2011, credit unions saw their membership at work through a long list of impressive accomplishments.

Northwest Credit Unions Report Nearly $1 Million in Youth Deposits During April Challenge

Seven credit unions in Oregon and Washington reported more than $959,431 in new youth deposits as part of CUNA’s National Youth Saving Challenge, an initiative coinciding with National Credit Union Youth Week in April.

How Effective was Bank Transfer Day? NCUA Releases Final 2011 Membership Numbers

The NCUA released final membership growth numbers for 2011, finally quantifying the impact of last fall’s Bank Transfer Season, in which consumers, fueled by grassroots efforts and big-bank fees, switched en masse to credit unions.

CUNA’s Youth Saving Challenge grows to 139 CUs

The 2011 National Youth Saving Challenge sponsored by the Credit Union National Association is gaining steady momentum. The number of participating credit unions is now 100 and rising quickly.