Three Oregon Credit Unions to Launch ‘Save to Win’ Accounts in April; Nearly $2 Million Awarded to Members Since 2009

Three Oregon credit unions launch the Save to Win program in April, providing a life-changing opportunity for unbanked and under-banked families to build their financial assets.

Get ‘Wild About Saving’ With National Youth Month

April is National Credit Union Youth Month, and CUNA has a host of great materials and ideas to help you engage your younger members in good financial habits.

TwinStar Member Wins $5,000 Save to Win Prize

Duane M., who said he never wins anything, said he’ll use the money to pay things off and boost his savings.

TwinStar, North Coast Members Win $5,000 Monthly Prizes in Save to Win Drawing

Three credit union members who deposited at least $25 in their Save to Win accounts in March were rewarded Tuesday with celebrations in their honor and checks for $5,000 each – the biggest prizes yet in Washington’s year-old, prize-linked savings program.

Learn More About Helping Members ‘Save to Win’ in Free Webinar

Washington credit unions interested in helping their members “Save to Win” can learn more about the program Dec. 18 in a free webinar sponsored by CU Solutions Group and the Northwest Credit Union Association.

‘Save to Win’ Leverages the Desire to Win Big; Deposits Now Top $565,000 in Washington

Nearly 800 members have opened accounts at the six credit unions that helped launch Washington’s “Save to Win” program in April. The program, which offers cash prizes as an incentive for opening and maintaining a savings account, has grown to more than $565,000.

First Save to Win Prize Drawings Scheduled for May 14

More than 200 Washington consumers have opened Save to Win accounts since the program launched just a month ago. The first cash prize drawings will put $50 into the hands of five lucky winners May 14.

Financial Beginnings’ Game of Life Fundraiser April 25

The Northwest Credit Union Association is sponsoring a fundraising event for Financial Beginnings. The Game of Life event in Portland April 25 will help to fund training for hundreds of volunteers making financial education presentations in Oregon.

Two Washington Credit Unions Approve Prize Linked Savings Programs

As Washington’s prize-linked savings program continues to build steam, with two Washington credit unions pledging to offer programs in 2013 and more continuing due diligence, the Nebraska credit unions that launched programs this year have surpassed the million-dollar milestone.

Oregon Employees FCU Piloting Prize-Linked Savings Alternative

Oregon Employees Federal Credit Union is part of a group of credit unions across the country piloting the SaveUp program, a prize-linked savings alternative initiated by Filene Research Institute.

Credit Unions Must Apply By Friday to Pilot Nationwide Savings Rewards Program

Credit unions must express interest this week in piloting SaveUp, a cutting-edge savings rewards program. Filene will choose 15 credit unions to pilot the nationwide alternative to prize-linked savings programs, which face legal roadblocks in Oregon.

Win Big at the Willamette Chapter Casino Night

The Willamette chapter’s event benefits the Chapter and its scholarship for the Western CUNA Management School.