Rogue, Pacific Crest, Launch Wagon Train Benefitting Credit Unions for Kids

Red Wagons and funds raised at the NWCUA Roaring 20’s Auction are rolling into regional Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Rogue Credit Union and Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union made the season’s first presentation Wednesday at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Small Business Administration Calls for Ideas to Reach Underserved Entrepreneurs

The regional SBA team is asking credit unions to share their knowledge of the needs of underserved entrepreneurs.

Northwest Credit Unions Give Red Wagons and Big Checks to Children’s Hospitals

Credit unions give Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds raised at annual auction, along with iconic Radio Flyer wagons.

Do you FinLit? Does the NYIB Have a Deal for You!

Calling credit union financial educators! The National Youth Involvement Board showcases the best youth financial education resources available at its annual conference in New York July 30-August 1.

NCUA Leadership to Region V Credit Unions: Expect Exam Modifications

Credit union league and association leaders met with representatives from NCUA Region V this week to discuss mutual concerns and work to modify the examination process for all credit unions.

CFPB Regional Director Discusses Agency Priorities, Mortgage-Lending Rules with Northwest Credit Unions

Edwin Chow, regional director of the CFPB, told a group of more than 30 Northwest credit union professionals that the bureau’s focus will continue to be on financial institutions with more than $10 billion in assets and on non-federally regulated entities, such as mortgage lenders and brokers, consumer reporting agencies, and payday lenders.

Join Us for a Dialogue with CFPB Regional Director Edwin Chow

This is your chance to get your concerns adressed, as well as to advocate for beneficial changes to these rules prior to when they go into effect.

CFPB’s Cordray Talks Shop with Northwest Credit Unions

A small group of Northwest credit union leaders met with CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Seattle Central Public Library on Wednesday to learn more about the bureau’s operations and direction and to share concerns with the agency’s leaders.

Catalyst Corporate Reaches One-Year Milestone

In the first year since being formed through the consolidation of Georgia Corporate and Southwest Bridge, Catalyst Corporate has grown to more than 1,230 credit union members and more than $150 million in capital.

Gesa’s Lethlean a Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Gesa Credit Union President and CEO Christina Lethlean has been named a finalist in the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program for the Pacific Northwest Region for her leadership in transforming Gesa into one of Washington’s leading credit unions.

Northwest Credit Union Pros Tapped for Catalyst Council’s Western Region

Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union has named 12 credit union professionals to serve as members of the western regional component of its newly-formed Catalyst Councils, including four from Oregon and Washington.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update: Association Meets with NCUA Region V Leadership

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 are updates on a meeting with regional NCUA leaders and extended CFPB comment periods.

Twelfth District CDIAC Meets to Discuss Regional Economy, Strategy

The 12th District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) met on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in San Francisco to discuss the state of the regional economy and the issues it faces. Advantis’ Ron Barrick is the council’s vice chairman.

Oregon, Washington Merger Would Create Regional System of 200 Credit Unions

The Credit Union Association of Oregon and the Washington Credit Union League announced last week that their Boards of Directors have signed a letter of intent to merge after more than 20 years of on-again, off-again discussion.