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Marketing Resources & Updates from NWCUA

Northwest credit unions will have plenty of good news to share in 2017. We want to help you get the word out.

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New Identity Theft Marketing Resources Available

Summer travel can also mean increased exposure of your members to potential identify theft. We developed turn key marketing tools to help you put members’ minds at ease.

NWCUA Releases CU Sidekick Smartphone App, Putting 157 Credit Unions With One Voice, on One Screen

CU Sidekick will place dozens of NWCUA member resources in members hands, literally—from webinars and seminars to upcoming events, to Anthem, credit union contacts and advocacy.

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.

Compliance Center: Cybersecurity Resources

New tools to help your credit union mitigate cybersecurity risk, your question answered on the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, and this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases Additional Resources to Help With HMDA Rule Changes

Get the latest resources for HMDA implementation; your question answered about opening a conservatorship or guardian account; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: Division of Credit Unions Selected IT Contractor to Assist With IT Exams

Learn about the future of Washington State credit union IT exams; your question answered about vehicle dealerships as Money Service Businesses; plus this week’s legal briefs.

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.

Oregon Credit Union Members Respond to Call-to-Action Issued Through MAP

Members of six Oregon credit unions demonstrated their willingness to personally advocate for their credit unions. So far this year, they’ve fired off nearly 1,200 messages to their elected US Senators and Representatives, as a result of their credit unions’ engagement in CUNA’s Member Activation Program (MAP).

For Older Americans Month, Learn to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

The NCUA is offering valuable resources on identifying and reporting financial abuse of older credit union members.

All-Team Push for High Tech Branch Wins Human Resources Award for Rivermark

The rally to create and open a cutting edge member resource center was recognized by CUNA’s council on human resources and organizational development.

New Biz Kid$ “Did You Know?” YouTube Videos Highlight Resources for Credit Unions

The tools available through Biz Kid$ are a great resource for credit unions to boost financial literacy among youth and families.

Now is the Critical Moment to File RBC2 Comment Letter

Less than one month left in the comment period for the latest NCUA risk-based capital proposal. Write your letter now.

NWCUA Compliance Support

Ever feel like the regulatory burden is making you reinvent the wheel? The NWCUA’s Compliance Center has been there and done that. A review of our resources will help you find some workplace relief. Also in the compliance report: legal briefs and the question of the week.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Credit Union Movement

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards; Credit unions can help Filene test a new debit card designed to help prevent elder financial abuse; CUNA HR/TD Council’s 2014 Executive Committee includes NWCUA’s Jennifer Huggard; Membership in CUNA’s Lending Council now tops 1,200.

Establishing a Winning Team Requires Covering all the Bases

The success of a credit union is due, in large part, to the expertise and skill of its employees. Whether you are looking for a CEO to replace a beloved leader due to retirement or need to add specialized talent to an existing department, combining an efficient recruiting process with quality resources will give you the best long-term results.

SBA Launches New Web Tool to Educate Business Owners about the Affordable Care Act

The SBA has issued a resource tool regarding the Affordable Care Act that may be helpful to credit unions and small businesses considering their health care options. The Compliance Center provides all the convenient links.

The Truth Speaks: Resources to Help your Members Tell Congress to Preserve the Credit Union Tax Structure

Why do credit unions have a corporate tax exemption? Every credit union member and employee should be able to articulate the reasons. Data supporting the exemption is borne out in three NWCUA studies—an economic analysis and community investment reports for Washington and Oregon credit unions.