Mt. Hood Chapter Kicks Off New Era

Upcoming compliance panel is the Mt. Hood Chapter’s first event under new leadership and with new strategy. Register to attend today.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Visits Credit Union Advocates

The advocates were gathered for Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol, where they shared the value and impact of credit unions with lawmakers.

Credit Union CEO Confidence Hits Highest Annual Level Since Recession

Catalyst Corporate’s quarterly survey finds CEO confidence rebounding.

Stabilization Fund Reports First Positive Balance

Stabilization Fund’s first positive position due mainly to projected cash flows, will not trigger refunds, says NCUA.

NCUA Fines Five Northwest Credit Unions for Late Call Reports; NWCUA Urges Regulator to Improve its Filing System

The NCUA made good on its threat to fine credit unions for filing late Q1 call reports. Five Northwest credit unions are among those being hit with financial penalties.

Mary Greco Takes the Reins at Clackamas FCU

Mary Greco is off and running as the new CEO of Clackamas Federal. In her busy first few weeks at the helm, Greco welcomed four new board officers, and saw a $1.3 million dollar day due to a consumer loans promotion.

Compliance Question of the Week

Can we cash a Savings Bond using a Power of Attorney? A member is presenting us with bonds payable to her mother, who had not endorsed them. Can we negotiate the bonds since the daughter has power-of-attorney?

$1.8M in NCUA Grants Available to Low Income Credit Unions

The NCUA is making over a million dollars in grant money available to credit unions with LICU designation. The grants can be applied toward a number of priorities including computer modernization and financial literacy.

Oregon Financial Education Summit Crosses Industry Lines to Help Unbanked Consumers

The average unbanked household spends an average of $800 to $1,000 each year just to cash checks and pay bills. On Thursday, individuals from across Oregon will search for answers together at the 2013 Financial Education Summit. Will your credit union have a seat at the table?

Preparing for Next Week’s International Credit Union Day

Credit unions are getting ready for International Credit Union Day, set for Oct. 18. CUNA is providing free marketing and promotional materials, and CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney recorded a video greeting.

City of Portland Releases Second Investment Portfolio Summary Since Making ‘Responsible Banking’ Deposits

The city of Portland has released its second Investment Portfolio Summary since making its first public funds deposits with a group of 10 credit unions and banks in May as part of Mayor Sam Adams’ Responsible Banking Resolution.

De Dios Succeeds Morrow as Coopera CEO

Miriam De Dios has been named CEO of Coopera, a strategic partner of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) that helps credit unions grow their membership and assets by serving the Hispanic market.

Autoland Rolls With Economic Punches to Provide Unmatched Credit Union Auto-Buying Service

Autoland, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. The credit union-owned cooperative continues to offer outstanding auto-buying service specifically tailored to credit unions.

Rating Agencies Call One-Fourth of Northwest Banks Problematic

Bauer Financial and Highline Financial found that 24 percent of Washington-based banks and 16 percent of Oregon-based banks are considered problematic or troubled.

Autoland to Host Lunch-and-Learn Meeting for Eugene-Area Credit Unions

Credit Unions attempting to improve their auto-lending business are invited by the nation’s largest credit union auto-buying service to a workshop in Eugene.

Autoland to Host Lunch-and-Learn Meeting for Eugene-Area Credit Unions

Credit Unions attempting to improve their auto lending business are invited by the nation’s largest credit union auto buying service to a workshop in Eugene.

Quarter of NW Banks Problematic, say Rating Agencies

Bauer Financial and Highline Financial found that 26 percent of Washington-based banks and 20 percent of Oregon-based banks are considered problematic or troubled.

Brown Leads Member Relations Push for NWCUA

Ferris Bueller, the main character of the eponymous movie, said: “Life moves pretty fast.” Danielle Brown, the Association’s head of member relations, knows what he meant.