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CUNA to Kickoff Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation With Webinar

The January 10 session will articulate the campaign goals, and give the first steps to get involved with CUNA President & CEO Jim Nussle and top CUNA staff.

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Northwest CUs Leading Nationwide Loan Growth Following NCUA Third Quarter Report

NCUA shared that median asset growth in Oregon and Washington nearly doubled the national average of 4.2 percent growth over the previous year. Credit unions of all sizes, both state- and federally-chartered, were among those with the highest loan growth rate.

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CUNA Advocacy Update Dec 12, 2016

Congress is gone… the ABA sues NCUA… and we review the system’s 2016 advocacy accomplishments as we prepare for challenges and opportunities in 2017… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s… CUNA Advocacy Update!

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Regulators Release Fall 2016 Update to Rulemaking Agenda

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, federal agencies are required to publish their rulemaking agenda twice a year.

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Updated Story: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers “Energized” to Stay in Congress

The Congresswoman, a strong supporter of credit unions, had been under consideration to lead the Department of Interior.

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CUNA Advocacy Update December 5, 2016

Congress is moving full steam to wrap up its 114th biennial assembly… CUNA’s Consumer Protection Subcommittee keeps the pressure on CFPB, NCUA… CFPB releases 2017 rulemaking agenda… the Senate Aging Committee considers CUNA-backed elder financial abuse legislation… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s CUNA Advocacy Update…

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CUNA Advocacy Update November 29, 2016

Congress is back for the last push before sine die adjournment… There’s action in court on key CUNA/League priorities… FHFA Flood Insurance Proposal needs credit unions’ perspective… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s CUNA Advocacy Update….

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CUNA Advocacy Update November 21, 2016

With Congress out of session this week, Washington is watching Trump Tower, reading the tea leaves as potential cabinet picks go in and out. There’s also a lot of posturing as the Capitol City prepares for total GOP control in January. Congressional leaders (and CUNA) have told the Obama administration to stop rulemaking, but the CFPB is pressing forward, holding a field hearing on access to account information. Meanwhile, NCUA held its monthly board meeting and CUNA joined the New York Credit Union Association in a comment letter on the state’s cybersecurity proposal.

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CUNA Advocacy Update November 14, 2016

With election season behind us, CUNA took immediate action to interface with the new administration, highlighting the important qualities for NCUA nominees. We also told the CFPB that they should put a pause on writing any additional rules in light of the election outcome. And, we’re confident credit unions are poised for success as a result of last week’s Congressional and Presidential elections.

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CUNA Advocacy Update November 7, 2016

We hear there’s an election tomorrow, don’t forget to vote! While we wait for the votes to be counted, there’s a lot of work being done in advocacy. We followed up to NCUA’s recent budget briefing with a comprehensive analysis of the agency’s budget, we encouraged NCUA to seek stakeholder feedback on the NGNs maturing in 2017, and we’ve responded to CFPB’s request for more information on payday lending.

Bank Transfer Day Drove Consumers from Banks to Credit Unions

Saturday, November 5, marks the fifth anniversary of Bank Transfer Day, the catalyst that in just weeks drove over 400,000 consumers across the nation to ditch their stockholder-controlled banks in favor of local, not-for-profit credit unions.

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CUNA Advocacy Update October 31, 2016

I know what you’re thinking. Just one more week until it’s all over. This election cycle has just dragged on and on… in Advocacy, we’ve got a bit of a different perspective. Just one more week until it starts over again! A new administration will be elected. A new Congress too. We’re going to have our work cut out for us! But, we can figure that out in a little while. In the meantime, so much is happening in Advocacy. We had major victories at NCUA last week on field of membership and the budget. FinCEN has proposed a regulation for financial institutions, like privately-insured credit unions, that do not have a federal regulator. CFPB is at it again with an unhelpful proposal on protection of consumer data. And, marijuana banking legislation could get a boost by state referenda.

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NWCUA, Larky Introduce CU Values App for Consumers

The mobile app helps credit unions create tailored location-aware promotions in partnership with fellow area businesses, maximizing member value on mobile screens.

Brooke Van Vleet Takes Gavel as Chair, NWCUA Board of Directors

Brooke Van Vleet was selected by the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWUCA) Board of Directors to serve as Chair in the coming year, an appointment announced during the NWCUA’s MAXX Convention in SeaTac, WA this month.

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MAXX In the News

See what’s in the media from your 2016 MAXX Convention.

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Northwest Credit Union Association Honors Top Regional Movement Leaders; CUNA-Award Winning Credit Unions

The Northwest Credit Union Association honored its member credit unions at Thursday night’s gala awards banquet, closing out the Association’s annual MAXX Convention.

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Credit Unions Raised Over $300 K for Six NW Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Credit unions from the Northwest engaged in spirited and competitive bidding to support their six Northwest Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the Hollywood Glamour Auction.

NWCUA’s Stang Sees 75% Market Share by 2025

Troy Stang, President & CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) shared his strategic vision for “2017 and Beyond” with hundreds of movement leaders who attended the annual MAXX Convention in SeaTac, Washington last week.