CFPB Releases Additional Financial Services Resources for Spanish-Speaking Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection bureau has released some financial services resources for Spanish-speaking consumers. The user-friendly online resources are available on mobile devices as well.

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Details of CUNA/NWCUA “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” Campaign Focus of Webinar Tomorrow

A national webinar on the credit union tax status Wednesday will include a legislative briefing, and an introduction to tools to help credit unions join the fight to preserve the credit union tax exemption.

A Credit Union’s Liability After a Hack

Credit unions braced themselves for a coordinated cyber attack that never materialized May 7, but they should not let their guard down. Cyber attack threats are continuous. If your credit union is not properly managing its risks, it could be liable in the event of an attack.

Save the Date for Financial Education Best Practice Roundtables June 25 and July 10

Even with the hundreds of hours credit unions typically contribute to touching the lives of students, an NWCUA Financial Education Committee survey showed, resources are a barrier to credit union professionals who want to do more. The committee will provide turnkey resources and financial education models during two best practice roundtable events this summer.

Kitsap Credit Unions Offer Resources, Leadership to Help Members ‘Survive Sequestration’

Peninsula Community Federal, Connection, and Kitsap Credit Unions brought local legislators and non-profit organizations together with the credit union community to offer help—and hope—to members impacted by sequestration.

How to Make Sure You’re Getting Good Advice in a Third-Party Bond or Insurance Review

If your credit union engages a third party to help review your fidelity bond and other insurance protections, CUNA Mutual Group explains why you should find out whether the third party is an independent consultant for a fee or a broker working on commissions from carriers.

Kasasa Program Helps Consumers Leave Big Banks While Facilitating Industry Collaboration

The height of last year’s Bank Transfer Season had many credit unions scrambling to keep up with demand from consumers wanting to switch from a big bank to a local credit union. A new program from BancVue called Kasasa has made it easier for consumers to switch while helping smaller institutions match the scale of the national banks.

Resources to Make Your Financial Education Outreach More Effective

Financial literacy outreach is in credit unions’ DNA and is often a major focus for staff. Resources already available for presentations will be showcased at a breakout session at the Convention and Annual Business Meeting in Vancouver on Oct. 3, 2012.

Teresa Shively Named Northwest Coordinator for NYIB

Gesa’s Teresa Shively has been elected Northwest Regional Coordinator for the National Youth Involvement Board. She will be able to share turnkey presentations and other financial literacy resources with credit unions.

NCUA: Small Credit Unions to See Reduced Exam Hours

The NCUA confirmed that credit unions with less than $10 billion in assets will see their examination hours reduced after the Office of National Examinations and Supervision becomes operational on Jan. 1, 2013.

Top Credit Union Regulator Announces New Office of National Examinations and Supervision

Small, well-run credit unions will see less of Federal examiners starting in 2013 as the NCUA reallocates resources to focus on the largest credit unions.

New Speakers Bureau Offers Expert Resources to Credit Unions

Have you ever struggled to make a meeting interesting? A new Speakers Bureau resource will help credit union professionals plan more compelling, educational and relevant events. It’s also a great way to offer your own expertise as a speaker.

Oregon Investment Act Seeks to Stimulate State Economy with Credit Union Support

Jean Wheat-Palm testified on behalf of the Oregon State Treasurer’s office in favor of House Bill 4040, which would consolidate a number of the state’s economic development resources under the Oregon Growth Board.

New Site Offers Convenient Resources for Credit Unions Raising Funds for Credit Unions for Kids

The model Northwest credit unions established to raise millions for Credit Unions for Kids is showcased on an NWCUA-hosted website. The site offers fundraising ideas, best practices for involvement, easy contribution connections and other features.

Oregon Legislative Update

This Oregon legislative update outlines the ongoing election process for state and federal representatives and covers recent committee appointments from around the state.

Corporate CU Q&A

In an Anthem Exclusive, the Association surveyed a group of corporate credit union insiders to find out what the corporate system looks like these days, and what role it will play going forward.

NWCUA’s 2011 Volunteers Conference Dates Set

The 2011 Northwest Credit Union Association Volunteers Conference will be held June 23-25, at The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, Bend, Ore. Mark your calendar and plan to send your volunteers.

Proof of the ‘Wellness’ ROI is Growing

Although medical and human resources experts have been touting the benefits of “wellness” for decades, a growing body of research is showing concrete, bottom-line results.