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OR & WA CUs Seeing the Value in Save to Win

The prize-linked savings program has saved Northwest credit union members more than $2.6 million so far. Here’s what the program could mean for your members.

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What to Know From Recent CUNA, NASCUS Cybersecurity Symposium

Also, the latest legal briefs and your compliance question, answered.

Recent Filene Report Details How Culture Affects Performance

The report looks at how credit unions can foster a high-performance culture by strengthening their core values, accountability systems, boundaries, and employee selection.

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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.

Credit Unions Urged to Complete Annual Regulatory Survey Following Most Recent Exam – Deadline or Not

CUNA’s Annual Regulatory Exam Survey no longer relies on a deadline, but that doesn’t lessen the importance of exam results, which help NWCUA advocate for membership and ensure the examination process is operating well.

Highlighting Convenience, Transparency Can Bring in Millennials

What do Millennials want in their financial service institutions? The good folks at NerdWallet share some key findings.

Oregon Credit Unions Take ‘Don’t Tax’ Message Directly to Lawmakers

Credit unions across Oregon are reaching out to lawmakers with face-to-face meetings designed to spread the word about the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

Catalyst Corporate Launches Mobile Website

“An increasing number of credit union executives on the go want—and need—to connect to their daily activities by smartphones and tablets,” said Kathy Garner, president and CEO of Catalyst Corporate. “Developing a mobile site that increases convenience for our member-owners is one way Catalyst Corporate can deliver on our promise to provide efficient, innovative products and services.”

Northwest Credit Unions Outpace Banks in Year-Over-Year Deposit Increases

The most recent available data shows that Northwest credit unions’ deposit market share has remained steady in recent years, showing slight growth since 2010, while year-over-year deposit increases since 2011 show signs of economic recovery and credit union membership growth.

Recent NCUA Exams Focused on IRR Policies

In a recent CUNA Pressing CU Compliance Issues webinar, Jeff Anderson from PolicyWorks LLC said that credit unions have been reporting that the new requirement for IRR policies has garnered significant attention in recent NCUA exams.

Federal Reserve System to Host Servicemember Financial Protection Webinar

The Federal Reserve System invites you to join an interagency discussion of servicemember financial protection guidance and compliance with the SCRA. This Outlook Live webinar will take place on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT.

Convention Speaker to Present a Compelling Case for Owning, Innovating Payment Systems

Payments are the key to the future of credit unions, according to one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. Jeff Russell presents a riveting case for staying competitive.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update: NCUA Focuses Training on Exam Consistency

The weekly Regulatory Advocacy Update outlines the NWCUA’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the larger movement. Included here is an update on the NCUA’s new draft National Supervision Policy Manual.

NWCUA President Delivers Joint League Letter to NCUA Chairman

Northwest Credit Union Association President Troy Stang Stang this week delivered a joint league letter to NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz expressing serious concerns about recent directives concerning the role, duties and protections of volunteer board members and calling for immediate reconsideration.

Member Directions November 1, 2010

Recent news of your colleagues and the credit union movement.