CUNA CEO Jim Nussle: Engage Real People in Advocacy

Nussle called for all credit unions, CEOs, Board Members, and professionals to engage in credit union advocacy and to rally their members.

ECONorthwest Brings Deep Planning, Finance and Economics Expertise to Credit Unions

Through a unique partnership with Strategic Link, the respected economic consultancy is offering services tailored to credit unions.

Washington Credit Unions Fill Capitol With Credit Union Difference

A record number of credit union advocates brought the credit union story to Olympia, sharing economic impact and legislative priorities.

Do Members Want a Mobile Wallet?

The dream of a fully functional mobile wallet is still years away, but you can give your members the services they want right now.

Multiple Agencies Release Interagency Statement on Maximum Flood Insurance Coverage

Federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), have released an interagency statement on the increased maximum flood insurance coverage for other residential buildings. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “When do we need to obtain an appraisal?”

TAPCO Credit Union Mourning the Sudden Loss of Branch Manager Jennifer Weed

Jennifer Weed, whose 17-year career at TAPCO Credit Union saw her grow from a recent college graduate and teller to branch manager and soon-to-be head of a new real estate department, died Dec. 10 after a sudden illness. The credit union has opened an account to help defray expenses for her husband and two young children.

NW Credit Unions’ Foreclosed Real Estate Balance Drops 32 Percent in Q2

Northwest credit unions improved their foreclosed real estate balance by 32 percent in Q2. The foreclosure performance is another round of positive news about the financial health and strength of credit unions in the region.

NCUA Details Changes to 5300 Call Report

The NCUA will make several significant reporting changes to the 5300 Call Report that will help implement the final TDR rule and loan-workout guidance that eased the reporting requirements for modified and TDR loans.

Put Me On TV! Marketers’ Conference Attendees Share Solutions to Land Positive Publicity

Credit unions are not top of mind for most television reporters covering consumer and financial news. But given our knowledge and resources, we should be. Building the right relationships could land your credit union in a positive spotlight.

NCUA’s Rules for 40-Year Real Estate Loan Modifications

NCUA lending rules permit federal credit unions to make long-term mortgage loans but also set the limitations for real estate loans at 40 years. Credit unions must determine whether this limited lending time begins at origination or at modification.

Don’t Forget to Recertify for the Foreclosure Fairness Act!

All credit unions (yes, even Oregon credit unions) who do real estate lending in Washington State should be preparing their certifications to avoid a $250 fee and mandatory mediation on troubled real estate loans in 2012.

Northwest Credit Unions’ MBL Programs Could Improve if Congress Raises Cap

With President Obama’s announcement that he will make job growth his next priority, the credit union movement is urging Congress to raise the cap on member business lending. Growth in credit union MBL programs remains on a slow trajectory with the sputtering economy.

Supreme Court to Look at RESPA Case

The case has significant implications for credit unions as it will consider if a consumer can sue in federal court when there is no evidence of actual injury.

WA Real Estate Lenders Must Complete Foreclosure Certificate by Saturday

Credit unions that issued fewer than 250 notices of default in 2010 are exempt from paying a fee, but must certify that they meet the exemption requirement by the due date of May 14.

Free NCUA Webinar on ALLL

Sponsored by NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance and the Office of the Chief Economist, the webinar is free and will facilitate credit unions’ understanding of the 2006 Interagency Policy Statement on the topic.