Navigate the Social Media Minefield

Recent media reports about companies asking staff for their Facebook passwords highlight a larger challenge facing HR professionals: in the world of HR management, nothing changes faster than the social media landscape—and the laws and regulations surrounding it.

Kim Vu Steps into New Role to Advance Community Investment and Social Impact for Northwest Credit Unions

An innovator known for building partnerships between credit unions, philanthropic programs and technology ventures will join the Northwest Credit Union Association as its Vice President of Community Investment and Social Impact. Kim Vu will also serve the Northwest Credit Union Foundation as Executive Director.

FFIEC Releases Proposed Guidance on Social Media

The FFIEC is seeking comment on a proposed guidance applying consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted via social media by financial institutions and nonbank entities supervised by the CFPB and state regulators.

BECU Provides Voice and Visibility to the Good Work of Members

BECU won a 2012 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for its Member Volunteer of the Year Award and Donation Project, which recognizes and encourages its members’ exceptional charitable contributions.

Three Killer Problems in Social Media and How to Slay Them

Creating a successful social media campaign and platform is a lot of work and often your vision doesn’t pan out because of a few silly mistakes. These are the three most common missteps that can kill your social media site.

Partner of Choice: Columbia Credit Union Committed to Community

Columbia Credit Union earned a 2012 CUNA Award for its commitment to “making life better.” In 2012, the credit union helped raise $2.9 million, contributed more than 1,250 volunteer hours and assisted 65 organizations in support of Clark County’s all-around recovery from the recession.

Convention Speaker to Present a Compelling Case for Owning, Innovating Payment Systems

Payments are the key to the future of credit unions, according to one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. Jeff Russell presents a riveting case for staying competitive.

Social Media Fans Pick Beneficiaries of GROW Program

The power of social media and the generosity of Advantis Credit Union took a community outreach project to new heights. More than 66,000 votes and $50,000 will benefit community causes ranging from a pet food bank to youth computer literacy.

Numerica, STCU Adopt Lead-Generation Loan Calculator for Facebook

Numerica and Spokane Teachers Credit Unions are among the first financial institutions to begin using Calcubot, an affordable Facebook widget that is both a next-generation viral loan calculator and a powerful lead-generation system.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Edgy Video Released to Promote International Year of Cooperatives

Representatives of food, financial and utility cooperatives are using a memorable video to launch the International Year of Cooperatives.

Compliance Question of the Week

What happens to Social Security benefits if the member goes to prison?

Tech Trends and Strategies for Credit Unions: Threat or Opportunity?

Mark Winger, vice president of information technology for CUNA Mutual Group, offers insight into technological trends and advances, and how credit unions can proactively use new technology to improve member service.

Compliance Question of the Week

Can a credit union allow a mother acting as representative payee for her son’s SSI checks to deposit them into a UTMA account, if she is not the custodian on the account?

Compliance Question of the Week

Should representative payees be allowed to negotiate checks made out to the beneficiary of the accounts they oversee?

Compliance Question of the Week

How long does a stop payment order remain in effect?