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Compliance Center: Compliance is a Burden. We Can Help.

Your Association has a bevy of resources to help untangle the compliance burden credit unions face every day.

Compliance Center: What Compliance Support Does Your Association Offer?

See all the NWCUA’s compliance resources; your question answered on contracting third party vendors; plus this week’s legal briefs.

5 Steps to Master Small Business Social Media

Is your credit union new to social media, or are you looking to revamp your strategy, or do you want to help your members improve their small biz social media game? This guide from Expertise.com can help.

Compliance Center: NCUA Releases Agenda for April 30 Board Meeting

NCUA agenda set; your question answered on charging fee for dormancy; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: NCUA Releases 2015 Regulation Review List

NCUA reviewing one third of its regulations; answer to your question about automatic loan payments; plus legal briefs.

From Defense to Offense: The 2015 Regulatory Landscape

New Congress and regulatory cycles open 2015 opportunities to provide regulatory relief and improve the operating environment for Northwest credit unions.

Congressman Heck: Credit Unions Part of the Solution

Speaking at the NWCUA’s annual Amplify Convention, Congressman Denny Heck of Washington spoke against unnecessary regulation and praised credit unions’ commitment to their members.

Final Regulations Released on Affordable Care Act’s 90-Day Waiting Period

Is your credit union in compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s final requirements for a 90-day waiting period, which were released Feb. 20? Brown & Brown of Washington, which manages The Trust, explains the regulations.

Comply with NCUA Regulations and Still Grow a Loan Portfolio? Lending Insights Webcast will Explain How

Can a credit union successfully meet compliance standards and still experience loan portfolio growth in 2014? It’s absolutely possible, Lending Insights says, and the Strategic Link partner is hosting two webcasts to show how.

Get RIPT: New NWCUA Tools Can Help Credit Unions Clear a Path Through Regulations and Rule Changes

Northwest credit unions can create an easier path through the mountain of regulations and rule changes they face with the help of a new toolkit unveiled this week by the Northwest Credit Union Association.

Panels, Speakers Offer A Glimpse At What’s On the Regulatory Horizon

If you thought that the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual Amplify Convention was a chance for credit unions to take a break from thinking about regulations, well, think again. Three educational breakout sessions and a keynote address by NCUA Chair Debbie Matz drew standing-room-only crowds at the three-day gathering in Portland.

NCUA’s Matz tells Amplify Crowd: ‘Our Job is to Help Credit Unions Move Forward’

Credit unions say they face a regulatory burden that often feels oppressive, but NCUA board Chairman Debbie Matz said Tuesday that the federal regulator has taken significant steps to ease that burden, and she insisted that “gone are the days when we say no simply because we’ve always said no.”

Filene Study to Quantify Impact of Regulatory Burden; Northwest Response Wanted

The Filene Research Institute is gathering information about the impact of the regulatory burden on credit unions. The survey will help to identify the most burdensome regulations and the time credit unions spend in compliance.

Washington DFI Issues Two Regulatory Interpretations, More Expected

The Washington DFI offered clarification on regulations related to use of the terms “audit committee” and “supervisory committee” and to credit unions’ investment options for funding employee benefit obligations. An additional interpretive response is anticipated soon as well.

DCBS to Issue Administrative Rule in Line with Model Credit Union Act Subcommittee Recommendation

The Oregon DCBS will issue a temporary rule tomorrow concerning property use and ownership for state-chartered credit unions, one of many updates to the Oregon Credit Union Act recommended by the NWCUA’s Model Credit Union Act Subcommittee.

NCUA Announces Annual Regulation Review Focus

The NCUA reviews all of its rules every three years, scheduling a look at about one-third of its rules each year on a rotating basis. Included on this year’s list is a review of CUSOs, fair credit reporting and member business loans, among others.

FFIEC Releases Proposed Guidance on Social Media

The FFIEC is seeking comment on a proposed guidance applying consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted via social media by financial institutions and nonbank entities supervised by the CFPB and state regulators.

CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council Holds First Meeting

Members of the CFPB’s CUAC told CUNA staff they planned to note the issues regulatory burdens can create for credit unions in their discussions with the agency. WSECU CEO Kevin Foster-Keddie is among the council’s 15 members.