NWCUA Makes 2014 Networking Councils More Affordable, Easier to Attend

A new pricing structure and improved video-conferencing capabilities will make it possible for more credit union professionals to attend the NWCUA’s Networking Councils in 2014. Membership packages are available now, and registration for Council sessions begins Jan. 27.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

‘Tis the Season: Northwest Credit Unions Find Creative Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Northwest credit unions are doing their part this week to make sure that their neighbors have warm clothes, hearty meals and toys for the kids during the holidays with a sleigh-full of food drives and other special events.

Washington DFI to Issue Draft Rule on Director Compensation

Credit unions have until Nov. 15 to submit informal comments on the Washington Department of Financial Institutions’ draft rule for director compensation as the agency moves closer to issuing its final regulation. Hearings will be scheduled in early January 2014, the agency says, with the final rule expected to take effect on Feb. 24.

Services for Dolores Fallis Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16

Long-time Spokane credit union leader Dolores Fallis died Nov. 8. Services are planned for Saturday.

CU Solutions Group’s TurboTax Program Features Discounts, Sweepstakes

Members can take advantage of exclusive discounts and enter for a chance to triple their refund in CU Solutions Group’s TurboTax program for credit unions.

BECU Announces Plan to Pay Stipends to Officials

BECU, the nation’s fourth-largest credit union, has informed members of its intent to begin offering stipends to directors and Audit Committee members in 2014. Annual stipends will range from $14,000 to $25,000, depending on position and committee service.

Small Credit Union Roundtable, NWCUA/CUES Leadership Symposium Will Explore Talent Wars and Operations Efficiencies

Nationally acclaimed experts and Northwest credit union leaders will outline clear strategies for credit unions to win talent-recruiting wars and leverage regulatory and revenue opportunities Nov. 5-6 at the Small Credit Union Roundtable and NWCUA/CUES Leadership Symposium.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

CUNA’s Cheney Releases Video Urging Action in Support of MBL Bill

CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney released a video this morning encouraging credit unions to take immediate action in support of MBL legislation in the Senate. Banks have issued a similar call and will have a delegation in D.C. during CUNA’s MBL Hike later this month.

November Headline Round-Up Tells the Story of a Historic Month

November 2011 was a historic month, one that shook up the financial services industry, beginning with Bank of America canceling its debit-card fee on Nov. 1 and extending to yesterday’s news of unprecedented action in Europe.

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Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Repo Remarketing to Host National Repossessions and Remarketing Webinar

Repo Remarketing invites you to join them for a webinar on Nov. 16 entitled National Repossessions and Remarketing.

Leon-Decker Nomination Hearing Reportedly Set For Nov. 17

The Credit Union Times reported that the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing for NCUA board nominee Carla Decker, nominated last month by President Obama, on Nov. 17, 2011.

Potential WesCorp Successor SunCorp to Host Informational Town Hall Webinars

As a likely successor to WesCorp, Colorado-based SunCorp is inviting credit unions to explore the benefits of membership through two upcoming town hall webinars for prospective members.

Northwest Credit Unions Respond to ‘Bank Transfer Day’

As Northwest credit unions continue to experience a surge in new memberships due to backlash from recent big bank fee increases, many credit unions are extending hours and outreach in response to an organic Facebook movement called “Bank Transfer Day.”