Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge Represents Collaboration and Refocus on Mission

In late-June, credit union leaders will come together at Seattle Children’s Hospital to dedicate the Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge in recognition of a five-year, $1 million fundraising commitment. We looked at what that represents and how credit unions can help.

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NCUA Webinar on Cybersecurity Outlines Current Landscape, Assessment Tools

A webinar produced by the NCUA last week detailed the vast and changing landscape of cybersecurity, and reviewed some of the assessment tools available to credit unions to develop a ‘common language’ around prevention and resiliency.

Northwest Credit Unions Partner With NWCUF and National Groups to Host Financial Reality Fairs Across Region

Approximately 600 students from Northwest high schools took part in Financial Reality Fairs to learn real world financial skills. 11 credit unions partnered with the NWCUF, CUNA Mutual Group, National Credit Union Foundation and MindBlown Labs for 12 events, and nine in one day.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

Put Money In Your Pocket in 2016: Join a Credit Union

The easiest New Year’s resolution to keep is taking control of your personal finances. Credit union membership can save you hundreds.

2016: The Year of the Credit Union Advocate

As Congress heads back to work and the Washington and Oregon legislatures prepare to gavel in, Anthem notes 2015 successes and looks toward to 2016.

Credit Unions: Good for Consumers, Careers and Businesses

The July-August edition of Oregon Business Magazine showcases credit unions. A trio of op-ed pieces details the value to consumers as well as to local businesses.

Merkley to Matz: Listen Carefully to Credit Unions’ Concerns

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, in a letter to NCUA Chair Debbie Matz, supported credit unions’ concerns with the regulator’s proposed risk-based capital rule. Merkley noted current capital regulation is “a source of strength for their balance sheets.”

Sen. Banking Committee Considers Metsger’s NCUA Nomination

The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held a nominations hearing for former Oregon State Senator Rick Metsger, President Obama’s nominee to the NCUA board. During opening remarks, Metsger shared the policy and vision he would bring to the NCUA board if confirmed by the Senate.

A Quick Look at Q1 2013: Looking Good for Northwest Credit Unions

Northwest credit unions are trending well according to an analysis of data by the NWCUA. Asset growth, ROA and net worth are increasing while charge-offs and delinquency ratios continue to decline.

Buddy Gill, Senior Advisor to Chairman Matz, Discusses the “New NCUA” in Meeting with the Association

Northwest credit union representatives had a candid dialogue about the impact of the regulatory burden with Buddy Gill, senior advisor to NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz. Gill highlighted the “New NCUA” and detailed a number of positive industry trends.

FFIEC Warns Credit Unions About Cloud Computing

The FFIEC believes credit unions should do a thorough risk assessment before deciding to use cloud computing for data storage and other computing purposes, noting that cloud computing is essentially another form of outsourcing.

CFPB Addresses Military, Mortgage Disclosures, and Credit Unions

The CFPB, now fully operational after the installation of Director Richard Cordray, recently established an advisory council for credit unions, a tracking system for financial scams targeting the military and a revamped form for mortgage disclosures.

Mergers, NCUA and Succession: Roundtable Results in Lively Discussion

Credit union volunteers helped open the 2011 NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting with an open roundtable session on key issues facing boards of directors. The discussion included strategies for recruiting new and younger board members and weathering increasing regulation.