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MLA Amendments: What They Mean for Your CU

The Military Lending Act amendments officially went into effect on October 3.

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NWCUA Mourns Passing of Sen. Alan Bates

Well-regarded by colleagues, the legislator brought a physician’s background to his work in Oregon Senate. He was 71.

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Compliance Center: NCUA Outlines Plans for Adding ‘S’ to Credit Union CAMEL Ratings

The addition would represent ‘sensitivity to market risk,’ and will require changes to NCUA systems.

Oregon Credit Union Advocates Brief Senator Merkley in Preparation for Regulatory Hearing

Answering the call to advocacy engagement, Oregon credit union advocates showed the Senator’s staff the impact regulatory burden has on their members’ ability to get the services they need.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Visits Credit Union Advocates

The advocates were gathered for Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol, where they shared the value and impact of credit unions with lawmakers.

Applications for Free NCUA Consulting Due November 30

Small and new credit unions, and those with low-income designation, are encouraged to apply for free consulting from the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives.

National Consumer Protection Week: Know Your Rights, and Make Better-Informed Decisions

A coalition of federal agencies, state governments, consumer organizations and local consumer-protection authorities are shining a light this week on efforts to help consumers take full advantage of their rights and make better-informed decisions.

Need a 2014 Office Makeover? OfficeMax Has Answers

If your credit union’s workspace needs a makeover, OfficeMax is at the ready. While many credit unions already leverage the Strategic Link partnership for supplies and printing, there is also an opportunity to upgrade employees’ surroundings.

NWCUA to Relocate Oregon Offices to Convenient Tigard Facility

The Northwest Credit Union Association will move its Oregon offices four miles south to Tigard in February 2014 to provide easier access from major freeways and larger facilities for meetings and conferences.

Northwest Credit Union Execs in D.C. to ‘Hike The Hill’

Northwest credit union executives are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with U.S. representatives and senators as part of Northwest Credit Union Association’s “Hike the Hill” program.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape links to details about a CFPB/Department of Labor partnership to grow the financial capabilities of people with disabilities.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape includes the NCUA report for July and the CFPB’s Financial Literacy Report, delivered to Congress this week.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Jennifer Wagner—NWCUA’s Advocate in Chief

With a call for sustained messaging to Congress about protecting credit unions’ tax structure, no one will be busier this summer than credit union advocates. Jennifer Wagner is the go-to resource for federal advocacy at the NWCUA. Anthem followed her and team of Northwest delegates in Washington just last week.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union currently uses multiple suppliers for various products and services. We would like to explore ways to streamline our orders to cut costs, be more efficient, and gain control over our internal procurement behaviors. Do you have any endorsed partners that will streamline our operational needs, including office supplies and facility needs?

The DFI Issued Bulletin on Wash. State Credit Unions as Qualified Public Depositaries

The Washington regulator has issued a bulletin for credit unions interested in accepting public funds deposits. Credit unions that qualify may accept up to $250,000 per public depositor.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union is opening two new branches and remodeling a few others, and we need to furnish and decorate them. Does the NWCUA have any business partners who sell office furniture? I looked through the list of partners on your website, but no one stood out. Can you help?

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.