CUs Have a Chance to Influence Economic Agenda Heading Into Leadership Summit

Join leaders from across Oregon’s public and private sectors to discuss these issues and shape the agenda for the year ahead.

New Association Board Chair Makes Call for Committee Service

In one of her first acts as Board Chair for Your Association, Brooke Van Vleet, President & CEO of St. Helens Community Credit Union, has issued a call for credit union professionals to engage in service through NWCUA committees.

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Marketers Using Google Adwords Should Take Note of Recent Policy Changes

Recent changes to Google Adwords policies regarding personal loans are notable for those credit unions using Google Adwords as a marketing vehicle.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases 2017 and 2018 HMDA File Specifications

What you need to know about upcoming HMDA file specs; your question answered about opening accounts for Single Member LLCs; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Credit Unions’ Policy Agenda Front and Center in Oregon Legislature

With the Oregon Legislature scheduled to begin its session on February 1, the Northwest Credit Union Association is on alert, monitoring bills related to affordable housing, elder and vulnerable person abuse, the Oregon Growth Board, and student loans.

NWCUA Committee Appointments for 2016

The 2016 Northwest Credit Union Association Committee and Task Force network has launched. Nearly 200 credit union professionals are engaged in helping to shape policy, programs, and advocacy efforts.

NCUA Board to Propose MBL Rule at June Board Meeting

The board plans to address a number of important topics, including minority depository institutions and loans in areas with flood hazards.

Compliance Center: Federal Agencies Issue Final Policy Statement for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices

Get the details on the interagency diversity policy; your question answered about denying a Reg E claim; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Help Guide the Northwest Movement

NWCUA Board Chair Jack Fallis called for volunteers to join the Association’s committees, which help guide the Policy Advancement, Public Awareness, and Collective Action of the Northwest credit union movement.

CUNA Names Hampel Chief Policy Officer

With new role, CUNA Chief Economist Hampel will provide strategic policy guidance to CEO Nussle, maintain economist duties.

Tattoos: Taboo or Cool in the Credit Union Culture?

When it comes to top-flight member service and philosophy in action, credit union HR departments have training nailed. Oh, but what to do about tattoos is another question. What say the legal eagles?

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.

How to Build a Social Media Policy that Creates and Nurtures Community

Every credit union is different, but there are some basic elements that every financial institution should consider when creating – and maintaining – a social media policy.

DFI Issues Final Rule for Reasonable Compensation of Directors and Supervisory Committee Members

The Washington state Department of Financial Institutions has released a bulletin that explains its final rule on reasonable compensation for directors and supervisory committee members. The rule takes effect on Feb. 23.

Oregon Legislators Hear State Economic Report, Explore Policy Proposals as 2014 Session Nears

The Oregon Legislature’s interim legislative committees met in Salem in November to get updates on bills passed in 2013, check up on state agencies, and explore policy proposals – including a fix for unscrupulous mechanic’s liens — for the 2014 session that starts in February.

Credit Unions May Face Issues with Twitter’s Financial Services Policy

It seems like you can’t go a week without reading an article that praises the use of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as the way to promote credit unions to younger members and potential members. But did you know that Twitter has adopted a specific policy for Financial Services?

Compliance Question of the Week

Are we required to give out copies of CTRs?

Are You Linked? Credit Unions Look to Human Resources for Social Media Policies

If a credit union isn’t connected, it’s disconnected, as members have access to all online, mobile and social media platforms. But Strategic Link Partner JMFA has some important reminders about standards and policies that credit unions must put in place to protect their security systems, reputations, employees, and members.