TruStage: A New Brand, a New Resource Exclusively for Credit Unions

CUNA Mutual Group, a Strategic Link strategic partner, has launched TruStage, a series of insurance products and programs exclusively for credit union members.

Meeting Members’ Needs through Convenience

Co-Op Financial Services, a Strategic Link business partner, writes about the many benefits of shared branching. By giving members access to more than 5,000 additional locations through other participating credit unions, your credit union’s footprint grows to become the fourth-largest branching network in the country.

CU PolicyPro, NWCUA Partnership to Expand Compliance Solutions

Through a partnership with CU PolicyPro, expanded around-the-clock compliance resources will roll out Thursday at no additional cost for NWCUA member credit unions. CU PolicyPro offers more than 200 model policies that can be customized to fit each credit union’s needs.

Compliance Question of the Week

Is a power of attorney (POA) that is notarized in a different country valid in the U.S.? If not, how can the member produce a valid POA while residing in a different country? The country is the Philippines, if that makes a difference.

Change-in-terms Notice Deadline Approaching for Credit Card Disclosures

With authority for Regulation Z having been transferred to the CFPB, the CFPB’s website must be listed in the Credit Card Account Opening disclosure beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

What I Learned at Compliance School

NWCUA Director of Compliance Services David Curtis reflects on his week spent at “The Happiest Place on Earth” for Compliance School. Did you know remittance transfer disclosures must be in at least 8-point font?

Blumenauer Vocalizes Support of MBL Bill in House as Northwest Credit Unions Hike the Hill

As Northwest credit unions join counterparts from other states for a fall Hike the Hill event, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer addressed Congress in support of MBL legislation.

CMG MI Offers Local Course in Mortgage Lending Fundamentals

CMG Mortgage Insurance Company is offering a two-day intensive session in Beaverton, Ore., on Sept. 12-13, which will help credit unions more effectively originate, process and underwrite first mortgage loans to current secondary market standards.

Boost Your Credit Union’s Card Portfolio with a Successful Business Card Program

Strategic Link business partner CSCU is offering a free webcast on Tuesday, Aug. 14, entitled, “Five Strategies to Grow Your Business Card Portfolio.” The webcast will help credit unions attract small-business members and improve profitability.

Regulator Meets Regulated at NCUA Listening Session in Denver

NWCUA representatives were on-hand along with credit union representatives from throughout the western states for the final NCUA Listening Session, led by NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz in Denver on Tuesday.

CUAid Update: More Than $25k Raised In Response to Colorado Wildfires

Since activating its online disaster relief system CUAid.coop on June 29, the NCUF has already raised more than $25,000 from the credit union community to assist credit union people affected by the wildfires in Colorado.

Compliance Question of the Week

We are starting to offer Remote Deposit Capture to our members. Is there some sort of Reg CC deposit availability disclosure we need to provide?

Washington State Updates Format for Writs of Garnishment

New legislation addressing garnishments in Washington took effect June 7. The only change that affects credit unions is related to the contents of the garnishment writ.

Making the Best of Negative News: Do’s and Don’ts for Crisis Coverage

With the positive spotlight shining on credit unions—as well deserved as it is—it’s hard to imagine a time when the publicity could be unfavorable. It happens, however, and your credit union should be prepared.

Marketers’ Conference Explores New Consumers

How do credit unions stand out with “news consumers?” Credit Union Development Educators Josh Allison and Kelley Parks had some answers at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s first annual Marketers’ Conference.

Free Webinar to Explain CU Online Upgrade

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is hosting an interactive webinar to help credit unions learn more about the upgraded version of CU Online.

The Nuts and Bolts of Credit Union Finances for Volunteers

Jim This, president of the Paragon Group and a featured presenter at the upcoming NWCUA Volunteers’ Conference, discusses the role a strong board can play in the day-to-day operations of a credit union.

Five Northwest Credit Union Pros Earn Coveted ‘Development Educator’ Designation

Five credit union professionals from the Northwest recently earned the title of Credit Union Development Educator: Steve Pagenstecher (Valley), Teresa Shively (Gesa), Sasha Kemble (Verity), Mitzi Smith (Maps) and Josh Bergman (WSECU).