Digital Campaign Connects Main Street to Congress with ‘Don’t Tax’ Message

A digital campaign spread over 100 websites will connect Main Street consumers to Congress through a simple message: “Don’t Tax my Credit Union.” The NWCUA launched the month-long campaign this week.

Credit Union Security Vigilance Urged as New Cyber Attack Warnings are Issued

The FBI has warned financial institutions of the possibility of a Sept. 11 cyber attack. The NWCUA’s compliance team continues to track internet chatter warning of cyber attacks and offers security information to member credit unions.

NCUA Chair Matz to Keynote NWCUA’s Amplify Convention

NCUA Chair Debbie Matz will deliver the keynote address at the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention, the Association announced this week. Matz addresses Amplify attendees on Oct. 8, the opening day of the region’s largest gathering of financial services providers.

Bringing Awareness to the Need for AD&D Protection

For members under age 44, accidents are the leading cause of death. Fortunately, getting AD&D coverage is much easier than it used to be—especially with simplified online applications. CUNA Mutual provides details in this week’s Strategic Link business partner article.

How Good is Your Credit Union’s Online Experience, Really?

An expert in predicting how technology changes consumer behavior pushed credit union executives into investing much more in their online presence. Rob Rubin was a featured presenter at the NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit.

Will Big Data Give Each of Us a Pop-Tarts Moment?

In this week’s Strategic Link business partner article, NCA Security & Technology Insight reports on big data collection and its potentially big benefits to consumers and the financial services providers trying to give those consumers what they really want.

NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit Features Futurist Rob Rubin’s Secret Sauce for Gen Y

The New Age of credit union banking is here as Rob Rubin lends his financial clairvoyance at the 2013 NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit at Sunriver Resort July 24-26. Rubin is widely quoted in national media and has recently published acclaimed research on “effortless” online banking for Gen Y consumers.

Bill Cheney to Headline NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit

CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney will share an executive dialogue with attendees to the NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit in Sunriver July 24-26. In an interactive, 90-minute discussion, Cheney will answer questions about the regulatory burden and pending legislation, as well as listen to credit union executives’ concerns.

Northwest Credit Unions Go Online to Engage Members in Tax Issue

Northwest credit unions are educating their members about the benefits of the tax model and asking them to contact Congress. Many are using their social media and websites to connect with members for this important discussion.

Internet Traffic Warns of Possible DDoS Attacks May 7

Whether it’s a hoax or a real threat, internet chatter warning of widespread cyber attacks on May 7 is a good opportunity for credit unions to review their online security systems.

Connection’s Prior Nominated for Credit Union Hero of the Year Award

Scott Prior, President/CEO of Connection Credit Union, is one of four credit union leaders in the nation nominated for the Credit Union Hero of the Year award. Online voting is open through May 17th.

Connect Members to Insurance Online

CUNA Mutual Group’s MemberCONNECT Program helps credit unions offer members convenient, online access to protection products like life, auto, home and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Compliance Question of the Week

How can I learn more about setting up an escrow account?

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Spectrum Awards Judges have Spoken

Judges have finished scoring a record 108 entries into the Spectrum Marketing Awards program, and winners are being notified this week. Spectrum Award and Honorable Mention winners will be honored during the Marketers’ Conference in Portland May 8-9.

Six Steps to Prepare for Cyber Attacks

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, a hacktivist group that took credit for several recent DDoS attacks against banks, has said it will suspend the assaults for the time being. CUNA Mutual Group’s Ken Otsuka urges credit unions to use this opportunity to take six specific steps to defend against cyber attacks.

Attention Marketers: Submit Your Best Work to Spectrum Awards Program

The 2013 Spectrum Marketing Awards program will honor the most remarkable credit union marketing and public relations efforts of the past 18 months. The awards will be presented at a dinner event during the Marketers’ Conference in Portland in May.

Spectrum Marketing Awards Program Issues Call-to-Entry

The region’s best credit union marketing will be showcased in the Spectrum Awards Program. New categories and an 18-month eligibility period highlight the call-to-entry announced this week by the NWCUA.

Gas Station TV: Broadcast TV Advertising at an Online Price

In order to bring more affordable, localized advertising alternatives to credit unions, CU Solutions Group, a Strategic Link business partner, has partnered with Gas Station TV, the largest at-the-pump digital TV network.