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.

Three Things That Make Your Disaster Recovery Plan Work

The NCUA requires every credit union to have a disaster recovery plan. But a plan is just words on paper unless you take three important steps. Some guidance is offered in our Strategic Link partner article this week, by CUNA Mutual Group.

Deadline Nears for Participation in 2014 Sprint Discount Program

Credit unions that want to earn non-interest income by offering Sprint discounts to their members have until June 1 to sign up for 2014 benefits. Some of the credit unions that participated last year received checks for more than $20,000.

Washington Credit Unions Invited to Explore ‘Save to Win’ Program in Free Webinar

More than 16,700 previously under-banked consumers have mastered the savings habit, collectively depositing nearly $40 million into Save to Win accounts offered by credit unions in four states. Six Washington credit unions began offering the program in April 2013, and others are invited to join the program. An informational webinar is being offered Jan. 27.

Credit Unions: CFPB QM Rule Will Make it Harder for Americans to Buy Homes

Northwest credit union lenders are concerned the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage Rule will have the unintended consequence of squeezing Americans out of home ownership. The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions heard testimony from the credit union movement this week.

LoveMyCreditUnion.org is a Ticket to Consumer Savings, Non-Interest Income—and Possibly a Date

LoveMyCreditUnion.org leverages membership numbers to offer a well-rounded consumer purchasing program to credit union members. Credit unions can then earn non-interest income for marketing the programs.