Two NW CU Execs Chosen for Filene i3 Program

Josh Sidell of Verity Credit Union and Melissa Vigil of Northwest Community Credit Union, will serve two-year terms starting in October.

“Global” Perspective on Advocacy: How to Get Involved in Supporting the Credit Union Movement

Anthem talked to Linda Crane of Global Credit Union, who coordinated the 2015 award-winning efforts on credit union advocacy, about getting started, implementing a long-term strategy, and how car washes raise more than dollars.

BECU is Closing its Doors for Good

While the credit union remains closed for the first half of a day this October, its employees will teach financial literacy in schools all over Washington.

Congressman Heck: Credit Unions Part of the Solution

Speaking at the NWCUA’s annual Amplify Convention, Congressman Denny Heck of Washington spoke against unnecessary regulation and praised credit unions’ commitment to their members.

BECU Chosen for CFPB’s eClosing Pilot

BECU is among seven financial institutions selected to pilot eClosing with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Maren Gatchell Joins NWCUA as Senior Accounting Specialist

Maren Gatchell, who has worked for state- and federally-chartered credit unions since 2003, has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as its senior accounting specialist.

Best Part About Volunteering at the 2014 Financial Reality Fair? Helping Students ‘Connect the Dots’

Jared Dance doesn’t really sell cell phones and electronics, and Will Rance isn’t a car salesman. But the power of financial education is so important to both men that they took time out from their credit union jobs to play those roles at the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s 2013 Financial Reality Fair in Olympia.

Jill Nowacki Talks about Maps Accomplishments, Connecticut Goals and What It Means to Leave Friends and Family Behind

In an exclusive interview with Anthem, Jill Nowacki talks about her new role as president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, her accomplishments during five years at Maps Credit Union and what it’s like for a native Oregonian to leave friends and family behind and head east.

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.

The CFPB Released Mortgage Rule Readiness Guide

The CFPB has released a Mortgage Rule Readiness Guide. The guide is designed to help financial institutions comply with new mortgage rules published in January 2013.

New ACH Rules Boost Credit Union Member Safety

New Automated Clearing House rules that will provide broader ACH protections for credit union members will go into effect on March 15, 2013.

Post I-502: Opening a Business Account for Canna-Business?

The fact that marijuana will soon be legal to possess in Washington, but remains illegal under federal law presents an interesting situation for financial institutions being approached by would-be dispensary owners looking for an MBL or other business services. But would providing those services be legal?

Bruce Rouillard’s Daughter, Grandson to be Honored at Credit Unions for Kids Auction

A Seattle family with a rich credit union history will be featured as the “Patient Family” at the Credit Unions for Kids Auction on Oct. 3.

Growing Mortgage Loan Portfolios Prompt New Regulations, Increased Scrutiny

Mark DeBree, director of Catalyst Strategic Solutions’ ALM Service and a featured presenter at the 2012 NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting, discusses increasing examiner concern about rising real estate loan and IRR exposure.

Credit Union ‘Learning Map’ Reinvigorates Volunteers

Traveling back through time while analyzing the future through a crystal ball that is occluded by the winds of change sounds like the makings of another Marty McFly adventure sequel to “Back to The Future.”

Credit Unions Seek Political Champions, Bonamici Campaign Seeks Volunteers

The NWCUA announced its backing of Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in the race to fill Oregon’s vacated Senate seat. The Association is now working to further support Bonamici’s campaign by providing volunteers leading up to the Jan. 31 special election.

Credit Unions Make History on Bank Transfer Day

Saturday, Nov. 5—also known as Bank Transfer Day—saw record influxes of new members for many Northwest credit unions. It also signifies the continued growth of the movement and a pivotal day in a historic time for credit unions.

House Subcommittee Schedules Hearing to Explore MBL Legislation

Member business lending (MBL) legislation continues to gain traction nationally, as an October hearing has now been set in which a House subcommittee will explore raising the MBL cap. NWCUA representatives will be on hand to continue promoting the issue.