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MAXX Convention Speeds Out of the Gate With Roaring Start

NCUA Chair Rick Metsger, Dear World among those to welcome hundreds of attendees from around the Northwest.

Compliance Center: CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule on Operations in Rural Areas Under Regulation Z

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an Interim Final Rule that broadens the availability of certain provisions for small creditors that operate in rural or underserved areas. The new rule, which takes effect on March 31, 2016. Read today’s Compliance update to find out more.

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Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union Recognized at FinXTech Awards

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union was named a finalist for FinXTech “Best of FinXTech” awards in March. Erica Erdozain, Vice President of Commercial Lending, represented SMCU in New York City at the event, which recognized the credit union’s work in streamlining its commercial lending processes.

Forward-Looking Debie Keesee Continues Northwest Presence on CUNA Board of Directors

Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, has begun her term on the CUNA Board of Directors, maintaining a Northwest presence on the Board.

CFPB Announces Final HMDA Rule

The NWCUA and CUNA point out the rule’s detrimental impact—especially on small credit unions—despite certain concessions.

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.

Bill to Raise MBL Cap Introduced in Senate

The bill would raise the cap on member business lending to 27.5% of a credit union’s assets, opening billions in capital for small businesses.

Amplify’s Small Credit Union Round Table to Focus on Shared Economy, Sustainability

Small credit unions are finding secret sauce in the age of a sharing economy, while also struggling with sustainability in the age of consolidation. The Small Credit Union Round Table kicking off Amplify 2015 will focus on those issues.

Small Loan Makes Lifelong Memory for High School Couple

With homecoming approaching, one high school student decided to make it a special night. All he needed was a small loan from his credit union.

Solarity CEO Meets With State Representatives in Washington D.C.

Solarity Credit Union’s Mina Worthington reflects on her time in our nation’s capital and what it showed her about the future of the credit union movement.

5 Steps to Master Small Business Social Media

Is your credit union new to social media, or are you looking to revamp your strategy, or do you want to help your members improve their small biz social media game? This guide from Expertise.com can help.

Leading Website Praises Credit Union Small Business Lending

Personal finance website NerdWallet offered three key benefits of seeking small business loans at credit unions, quoting NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang.

Preview Mirador Financial’s Revolutionary Small Business Lending Tech

Mirador Financial, a Strategic Link betaSpace partner, will demonstrate for Northwest credit unions how their small business lending technology can make lending decisions faster and more accurate in a July 16 webinar.

Jumpstart Your Entrepreneurial Dream Today With the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP

SBA Regional Administrator Calvin Goings writes about the wave of successful entrepreneurs over 50. Learn more about resources for these members.

Senator Wyden Introduces Bill to Increase Credit Union Lending to Small Businesses

The bill fixes a disparity in how certain real estate loans are classified, allowing credit unions to provide more capital to the small businesses that create jobs and fuel growth in our communities.

The New Faces of Nordstrom Federal

When Shelli Millhuff took the reins of Nordstrom Federal, she set out to update the small credit union for her online members. Two years on, she celebrates big successes and outlines next goals.

LINC Up With the U.S. Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration is launching a new online tool to connect entrepreneurs with lenders. Credit unions are invited to join.

Small Business Administration Calls for Ideas to Reach Underserved Entrepreneurs

The regional SBA team is asking credit unions to share their knowledge of the needs of underserved entrepreneurs.