NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger Addresses Northwest Credit Union Association Committee

On Thursday March 28, NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger and NCUA Associate Regional Director Mike Dyer addressed the Northwest Credit Union Associations Regulatory Advisory Subcommittee. Board Member Metsger provided the committee with an update on rules and regulations that the board may pursue, and insight on the board’s decision to lower the normal operating level–which […]

Northwest CU Election Recap: Behind the Ballots

Credit union influence in Congress expanded last week, and the CUNA/League system has already hit the ground running on making the most of it.

Jim Nussle Testifies to HFSC on Regulatory Relief

Also, CUNA’s Ryan Donovan shares a recap of 2016’s 360-degree advocacy victories and charts a path forward.

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.

Regulatory Call to Action: NCUA’s FOM Proposal Comment Deadline is February 8

Credit unions are being called to action in support of NCUA’s field of membership (FOM) proposal by the February 8 deadline. The bank lobby has piled on anti credit union rhetoric to deny consumers access to affordable financial services.

Regulatory Call to Action: NCUA’s FOM Proposal Comment Deadline is February 8

Credit unions are being called to action in support of NCUA’s field of membership (FOM) proposal by the February 8 deadline. The bank lobby has piled on anti credit union rhetoric to deny consumers access to affordable financial services.

Obama to Nominate McWatters to Export-Import Bank Board, Leaving NCUA Vacancy if Confirmed

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate J. Mark McWatters to the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. If McWatters is confirmed, that leaves a vacancy on the NCUA Board, where he has served for less than 18 months.

Obama to Nominate McWatters to Export-Import Bank Board, Leaving NCUA Vacancy if Confirmed

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate J. Mark McWatters to the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. If McWatters is confirmed, that leaves a vacancy on the NCUA Board, where he has served for less than 18 months.

Put Money In Your Pocket in 2016: Join a Credit Union

The easiest New Year’s resolution to keep is taking control of your personal finances. Credit union membership can save you hundreds.

NWCUA Rolls Out Cybersecurity Resource Center for Credit Unions

The F.B.I. has gone on record: it’s not a matter of if businesses and people are hacked, but when. Your Association’s Compliance team has created a resource center to help credit unions prepare and respond.

2016: The Year of the Credit Union Advocate

As Congress heads back to work and the Washington and Oregon legislatures prepare to gavel in, Anthem notes 2015 successes and looks toward to 2016.

Obama Signs Into Law Three Credit Union Regulatory Relief Measures

Modernizations to privacy notification requirements, opening of FHLB membership to privately insured credit unions, and changes to the CFPB’s treatment of “rural” areas were all signed into law as part of a comprehensive highway bill.

CUNA Study to Document $6.6 Billion Regulatory Burden Costs

Nearly 300 credit unions logged in for CUNA’s first Membership Webinar last week and got a preview of a bombshell study showing the cost of the regulatory burden is $6.6 billion.

Oregon Credit Union Advocates Brief Senator Merkley in Preparation for Regulatory Hearing

Answering the call to advocacy engagement, Oregon credit union advocates showed the Senator’s staff the impact regulatory burden has on their members’ ability to get the services they need.

NCUA Vice Chair Metsger Outlines his Four Regulatory Relief Priorities

Along with the four priorities, Metsger said he wants to take certain issues out of the NCUA’s hands and put them in the hands of credit union directors, “where they belong.”

Northwest Credit Unions Offer Strong Response to TCPA Ruling

Citing unintended negative consequences, credit unions are engaging their regional and national advocacy system to work with regulators towards a solution.

Hike the Hill: Northwest Credit Unions Make Impact in D.C.

Leaders from Oregon and Washington credit unions met with federal lawmakers and regulators about key policy initiatives and shared the enormous impact of credit unions on their members and communities.

Updated Small Entity Rule to Relieve 733 More Credit Unions

The NCUA announced that they would raise the asset threshold defining “small entities” to $100 million, making hundreds more credit unions eligible for regulatory relief under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.