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Digital Mobile-First Revamp with Solarity CU

Anthem spoke with Solarity Credit Union about their recent project, an all-new mobile-first website.

CDFI Process Becoming Clearer, Easier for CUs

Low-income credit unions that become certified as Community Development Credit Unions find added opportunities to reach underserved members.

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NCUA Exam Workgroup Recommendations Released

The Exam Flexibility Initiative was announced earlier this year, and seeks to streamline exam processes for well-managed, low-risk credit unions.

SMCU Reviews Recent Citizenship Loan Program

Anthem talked to SMCU President & CEO Richard Romero on the heels of their recent partnership with the City of Seattle on providing loans to help finance the first step on the path to U.S. citizenship.

Association Urges Exam Improvements in Letter to NCUA

Chair Metsger established the exam flexibility initiative, requesting input from stakeholders. Now is your chance to add your voice and influence the debate.

NCUA Previews Additional Exam Cycle Changes

The meeting also featured a quarterly update on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.

NCUA Seeking Comment on Exam Modernization Efforts

Exam Flexibility Initiative looking to collect experiences and ideas from credit unions.

Metsger: Working Group to Review, End Annual Examination Process in Two Months

The new Chair of the NCUA Board made the announcement during a speech this week, seeking to streamline examination processes.

Attracting New Members: Why Credit Unions Should Offer Mobile Account Opening

Strategic Link partner CSCU shares how this convenient mobile offering can help your credit union turn potential applicants to new members.

New Federal Application Process Could Result in More “Rural” Designations for Mortgage Lenders

Some Northwest credit unions may find mortgage lending regulatory flexibility in a new process to receive “rural” designation.

Got Payments Process Solutions? NACHA Challenge Pays Cash

NACHA has announced cash prizes for a team challenge addressing payment solutions, and is accepting nominations for excellence awards.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases New Tools as Part of ‘Know Before You Owe’ Mortgage Initiative

Learn about the CFPB’s new tools; your question answered on tolerance violation refunds under TILA/RESPA; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Unitus Community Credit Union Wins Commitment to Board Excellence Honors

Portland-based Unitus Community Credit Union won the Credit Union Commitment to Board Excellence award at the NWCUA Directors’ Conference last weekend. The credit union’s governance model is “one to follow,” according to the awards committee.

New betaSpace Partner Mirador Financial Offers Turnkey Rocket Engine for Small Business Lending

Powerful, easy-to-implement small business lending solution cuts processing time from weeks to minutes and helps you build a healthier portfolio. Coming to Northwest credit unions thanks to betaSpace.

NCUA Eases Secondary Capital Supervisory Policies

Changes make it easier for low-income credit unions to obtain secondary capital and give investors greater clarity.

NCUA Grant Money Available for Low-Income Credit Unions

Grant round open for training staff and hiring interns; applications take only minutes.

From Defense to Offense: The 2015 Regulatory Landscape

New Congress and regulatory cycles open 2015 opportunities to provide regulatory relief and improve the operating environment for Northwest credit unions.

NCUA Approves Budget Increase for 2015, Up to $280 Million

The credit union regulator approved its 2015 budget by a 2-to-1 vote, increasing 4.2 percent over 2014.