Credit Unions Reach Underserved Communities

CO-OP Financial Services highlights two Northwest credit unions who pursue their social missions by reaching out to underserved communities.

NW Credit Unions Scout Leading Fintech Startups at Finovate in NYC

The leading conference for emerging fintech solutions and companies drew an international crowd of startups, investors, and financial institutions.

Compliance Center: NCUA Issues Opinion Letter on Loan Participations in Indirect Loans

NCUA letter focuses on federally insured credit unions as originating lenders in indirect lending arrangements; your question answered about Social Security payee accounts; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Updated: Fund Your GAC Experience with Crasher Program, Grassroots Grant

Through the NWCUA’s Grassroots Grant Fund and the Crash the GAC program from CUNA and The Cooperative Trust, Northwest credit union advocates have two ways to get their GAC experience funded.

Oregon Community’s Roberson Joins i3 to Inject Innovation into Credit Unions’ DNA

Through Filene’s two-year program, Roberson hopes to discover how credit unions can make innovation central to their operations in order to drive growth in an increasingly technological sector.

Emerging Leaders Journal: Take the First Step to a Lifetime of Growth

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson shares her three biggest takeaways from the final EL session, and how they prepare her for a lifetime of achieving goals.

BECU Lowers Interest Rates for Over 30,000 Members

The credit union’s members will save nearly $3 million thanks to its Reprice Program, which proactively evaluates members’ credit scores and payment histories and lowers rates where possible.

BECU Lowers Interest Rates for Over 30,000 Members

The credit union’s members will save nearly $3 million thanks to its Reprice Program, which proactively evaluates members’ credit scores and payment histories and lowers rates where possible.

Student Beats Odds to Start College—First in His Family—With Help From Maps IDA

Gilberto Celestino watched his immigrant parents struggle to provide. But rather than losing hope, he internalized the value of hard work. And with a hand from Maps Credit Union’s Community Foundation, he overcame enormous obstacles to become the first member of his family to enroll in college.

Maps Gets Biz Kid$ Grant to Train Teachers in Financial Education

In partnership with Western Oregon University, students in the teaching program create lesson plans in coordination with Biz Kid$ financial education curriculum.

GM Credit Union Discount Program Sunsets

After nearly seven years of success driving car sales and credit union loans, GM will suspend the program this October.

Strategic Link Spotlight: CO-OP Launches New ATM Signage Program With Enhanced Financial Support

Get the latest on CO-OP Financial Services’ new signage program, plus updates from other select Strategic Link Business Partners.

Learn More About MESA at August 26 Webinar

A unique partnership between the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and the Montana Credit Unions for Community Development brings a matched college savings program to the Northwest. Learn more at a webinar next week.

Are You Ready for the EMV Migration? CO-OP Has a Subsidy Program to Help

For many credit unions, converting to EMV cards is a cost burden. Strategic Link partner CO-OP Financial Services shares details of a subsidy plan to help debit and in-house credit processing credit unions make the switch more efficiently.

Oregon Credit Union Members Respond to Call-to-Action Issued Through MAP

Members of six Oregon credit unions demonstrated their willingness to personally advocate for their credit unions. So far this year, they’ve fired off nearly 1,200 messages to their elected US Senators and Representatives, as a result of their credit unions’ engagement in CUNA’s Member Activation Program (MAP).

MESA: Learn More About This Matched College Savings Program for Your Members

Join a webinar on July 14 to learn about the benefits of the Matched Education Savings Account program for your credit union and your members.

Maps Credit Union Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

Staying true to its educational roots, Maps honors local students with scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals.

Emerging Leaders Journal: The Tiger or the Teacup

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson says that the key to becoming a great leader is learning to use the tools you already have, and putting what you learn into practice for the long run.