New Model Bylaws Now Available for Washington Credit Unions

The new bylaws, created by work group of credit union leaders, includes updates to cover evolving governance practices.

CO-OP Surpasses 3 Billion Annual Member Payment Transactions

Company sets new record in 2014 for transactions processed, hitting 276 transactions per second in December.

The New Best Thing: Searching for the Future of Payments Technology

No one questions the fact that payment systems are undergoing a drastic transformation. But will the future of payments be decided by mobile apps? Will Bitcoins hasten the move toward a cashless society? Or does the answer still reside on the drawing board of a high-tech startup?

Credit Unions, Chapters Can Sponsor New Biz Kid$ Box Sets for CMN Hospitals

Credit unions and chapters can enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at the Northwest’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by sponsoring a specially designed box set of Biz Kid$ DVDs.

NWCUA Seeks New Members for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

NWCUA members can play key roles in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value, and impact of credit unions in 2014 by joining one of 10 committees and task forces. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

Compliance Question of the Week

What is an FBO account?

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Compliance Question of the Week

What is a Social Security Representative Payee Account, which members require one and how should the accounts be established?

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Inslee’s Revenue Proposal Kicks State Budget Talks

Gov. Jay Inslee kicked off the budget debate in Olympia last week when he released his revenue proposal for Washington State’s operating budget, a two-year plan that allocates funding for state services such as K-12 and higher education, low-income healthcare and social services.

Low-Yield Environment Set to Continue as Fed Votes to Keep Interest Rates Near Zero

The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee voted this week to continue purchasing bonds and Treasuries and to hold the federal target fund interest rate steady at near-zero levels until unemployment falls below 6.5 percent.

NCUA Proposal Would Triple Asset-Based Definition of ‘Small Credit Union’

As part of this morning’s NCUA board meeting, the agency proposed changing the definition of a “small credit union” to include those with up to $30 million in assets, up from the $10 million threshold established in 2003.

NWCUA Convention to Include Unique Session on Political Advocacy for Credit Unions

The 2011 NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting will include an important session on advocacy training, offering credit union-specific strategies for navigating the modern political climate.

Tips on Securing Confidential Data Internally and Across the Supply Chain

Harland Clarke explains how financial institutions can better protect themselves against ongoing security threats, while maintaining trust relationships with members and third-party vendors.

Money$mart Week Set for Oregon, Washington

The Jump$tart Coalitions of Oregon and Washington have set their state Money$mart weeks for April 2-9 and April 23-30, respectively.

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.

General Sessions Set the Pace for Convention

The general sessions at the Washington Credit Union League Convention and Annual Business Meeting set the pace and tone for attendees’ daily activities and then help those attendees regroup at the end of the day.

Make Plans Now to Attend a Merger Town Hall Meeting

The Washington Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Oregon Board of Directors have set the dates and times for the August Town Hall meetings to discuss the proposed merger of the two trade groups.