NWCUA, Idaho Credit Union League Announce Multi-Year Annual Convention Collaboration

The collaboration begins in October 2017.

Northwest Credit Union Association and Zipwhip Form New Strategic Link Partnership

A new Strategic Link partner, Zipwhip, can enable your credit union to use existing infrastructure to send and receive text messages.

Northwest Credit Unions Boost Breach and Fraud Protection with Vero Partnership

Vero, a leading provider of identity theft and data breach protection and recovery services, is offering its services to Northwest credit unions through a partnership with Strategic Link.

Minickiello Appointed to Financial Education Public Private Partnership

The Partnership provides teachers with the tools and training to teach students personal financial management.

Strategic Link Inks Unique Partnership With CUVM

The partnership will help the credit unions of Oregon and Washington manage vendor relationships with CUVM’s innovative services.

Matched Education Savings Account (MESA) Program to Take Root in Northwest Credit Unions

A partnership between the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and Montana Credit Unions for Community Development will expand a matching funds college savings program to Northwest credit unions.

Got Smartphone? Get Cash, Thanks to Diebold, Paydiant Partnership

The future is here. Consumers can now use their smartphones, instead of debit or credit cards, to withdraw cash from ATMs. In this week’s Strategic Link Business Partner article, Diebold, Incorporated brings an important technology announcement to the year 2013.

Trust, Commitment are Keys to Financial Education Outreach

More than 30 credit union educators attended a Financial Education Best Practices Roundtable in Eugene Wednesday, sharing in the “secret sauce” of financial literacy. The NWCUA’s Financial Education Committee and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation will use the presentations to build an online resource library for educators.

New NCUA Video Details Services Available to Small Credit Unions

A new video from the NCUA could help small and low-income designated credit unions find programs that will help them meet member and community needs. The video showcases resources offered by the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives.

NWCUA’s Partnership with CUES Kicks Off with Spring Leadership Symposium

The NWCUA is teaming with the OR/WA Northwest Council of CUES to present the Spring Leadership Symposium, which will feature a discussion with CUNA’s Paul Gentile about raising credit unions’ visibility in addition to legislative updates and networking opportunities.

ICUL Service Corp Partners with CU Mobile Apps to Offer Affordable Mobile Solutions

ICUL Service Corporation, a Strategic Link business partner, will begin offering mobile banking solutions for credit unions through a recent partnership with CU Mobile Apps, a rapidly growing provider of progressive mobile technology.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Do you have any ways to help us increase our auto loan volume?

Nine U.S. Credit Union Leaders Appointed to World Council’s IEVC

The Idaho Credit Union League’s Alan Cameron is among nine U.S. credit union leaders named to the World Council’s International Executive Volunteer Corps. The program showcases best practices in operations and product development throughout the world.

CU PolicyPro, NWCUA Partnership to Expand Compliance Solutions

Through a partnership with CU PolicyPro, expanded around-the-clock compliance resources will roll out Thursday at no additional cost for NWCUA member credit unions. CU PolicyPro offers more than 200 model policies that can be customized to fit each credit union’s needs.

Historic NWCUA, CUES Partnership Strengthens Local Influence

A partnership between the NWCUA and the Credit Union Executive Society will give Northwest credit unions increased access to high-level professional development resources and networking opportunities for their CEOs and executives.

Catalyst Corporate Releases First Due Diligence Report

Catalyst Corporate, a Strategic Link gold partner, rolled out the first edition of its new quarterly Due Diligence Report this week. The publication focuses on corporate transparency and includes financial statements and information about Catalyst’s risk profile, CUSO investments, compliance and operational procedures.

Public Education Partnership Programs Offer Advertising Bargains to Credit Union Movement

Cooperative advertising campaigns educating the public about credit unions may qualify for big savings and broad reach through programs offered by broadcasters’ associations.

Northwest Credit Unions Part of $100 Million Fundraising Effort for CMN Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and credit unions are celebrating a milestone in their partnership with the announcement that the credit union movement has raised $100 million for the children’s care network’s 170 facilities.