Video Training Available to Prevent Employee Dishonesty and Fraud

The NCUA and CUNA Mutual Group are partnering to help credit unions prevent fraud and dishonesty. A seven-part online toolkit is being unveiled.

Make Your Reservations for Amplify; Speaker Lineup Includes National Political, Marketing and Innovation Experts

Amplify Convention’s speaker lineup includes one of the nation’s leading elections analysts, an academically recognized “futurist,” a consumer behavioral expert and a credit union movement branding guru.

NCUA Fines Five Northwest Credit Unions for Late Call Reports; NWCUA Urges Regulator to Improve its Filing System

The NCUA made good on its threat to fine credit unions for filing late Q1 call reports. Five Northwest credit unions are among those being hit with financial penalties.

Identity Theft: How to Avoid It, and What To Do If You Become a Victim

Recent data breaches at Target and other retailers have been in the news a lot, but identity theft can take many forms. Do your members know how to prevent identity theft? Do they know what to do if their personal or financial information is compromised? Check out these great strategies from CSCU – and pass them along to members now!

Credit Unions Issue an ‘All Clear’ on Heartbleed Bug, but Urge Members to ‘Change Your Passwords’

Northwest credit unions moved quickly last week to assure their members that their online and mobile banking services are — and have been — safe and secure. But they joined some of the Internet’s biggest players in urging website users to change their passwords.

How Can Credit Unions Attract the Next Generation of Members? CUNA White Paper’s Answers Might Surprise You

Generation Y wants robust mobile apps and powerful online tools, and it wants to be engaged and entertained through social media. But a new white paper from the CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council suggests that credit unions would do well to also remember what makes them different from all of the other financial institutions that are rushing to adopt new technologies.

Target Now Says 70 Million Customers Affected by Data Breach; Personal Information Also Stolen

Target now says that the personal information of more than 70 million customers was compromised at its stores during the busy holiday season, making the data breach one of the biggest thefts of its kind in U.S. history.

Update: CUNA Posts Online Survey to Gauge Financial Impact of Target Breach

CUNA posted an online survey today to collect information about the costs incurred by credit unions in response to the massive data breach at Target stores nationwide; Alabama State Employees Credit Union files class-action lawsuit; Target warns consumers about phishing emails.

Repo Remarketing Partners with Vendor Transparency Solutions for Online Compliance Monitoring

Repo Remarketing Inc. will partner with Vendor Transparency Solutions to provide an online compliance-monitoring portal for its nationwide recovery and remarketing services, the company has announced, saying the VTS platform will help mitigate losses and decrease risks for credit unions and their members.

NCUA To Award First Round of Grants for CDFI Certification Applicants, New Products and Summer Internships

Low-income-designated credit unions can receive as much as $16,500 for CDFI certification, new products and student internships when the National Credit Union Administration awards its first round of technical-assistance grants in 2014. Applications will be accepted Feb. 3-14.

Generation Y: Why ‘Millenials’ are Worth a Second Look

Financial institutions might be inclined to dismiss Generation Y, because Millennials are struggling financially. But Gen Y is still very optimistic about its financial future, and you should be optimistic, too.

10 Tips to Help Members Watch Their Wallets, Shop Wisely and Protect Their Personal Information Online

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum offers 10 practical tips that credit unions can share with members to help them guard against the ever-increasing risk of cyber fraud.

Collectors, Lenders, Marketers Invited to Fall Councils in Beaverton

Lenders will learn about the impact of looming qualified mortgage rules on their loan originations, collectors will get an overview of the judicial foreclosure process and marketers will learn how to more effectively use their websites and social media in November, when the NWCUA convenes its next round of fall councils in Beaverton.

No Need to Bid: These ‘Boardwalk of Miracles’ Photos Are Free!

Dozens of photos from the Northwest Credit Union Association’s “Boardwalk of Miracles” auction are now online. Bidders raised more than $130,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Were you there?

NCUA Reminds Credit Unions About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the National Credit Union Administration has released a reminder to credit unions about the importance of fighting cybercrime and protecting the online personal and financial information of their members.

Thousands Expected to Join in Online ‘Don’t Tax My Credit Union” Rally

Credit union members and advocates are invited to join in a “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” rally at The Credit Union House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2—even if they can’t actually make it to the nation’s capital. The event will stream live on the Internet at www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org.

Navigating the Affordable Care Act, Battling for Consumers’ Wallets, and Building a ‘Virtual Branch’ Online: What Will You Learn at Amplify?

In the ever-changing battle to deliver financial services to consumers, are you prepared to defeat retailers, mobile-network operators, card issuers and Web-based platforms? How will you navigate through the maze of options created by the Affordable Care Act? And how do you build a “virtual branch” to serve the digital needs of tech-savvy members? You’ll find the answers to those questions and more at Amplify, the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual celebration of the credit union movement. Regular registration rates end Friday!

Vote Now: Pick your Favorite International Credit Union Day Design!

NWCUA is partnering with Goodjoe, an online marketplace for cool products that support artists and nonprofits, to create a unique design for our International Credit Union Day celebration. We’ve narrowed it down to three finalists, but we need your help to pick a winner.