BECU Honored for Excellence in Lending to Business Members

CUNA Mutual Group and the CUNA Lending Council honored six credit unions with Excellence in Lending Awards, highlighting BECU’s efforts to connect with and serve existing business members.

CUNA Chairwoman Streifel and NWCUA President & CEO Stang Highlight 360° Advocacy at Spokane Chapter

Streifel and Stang laid out a trade association agenda uniting the national and the local, and called on every leader and employee to add their voice to the call. They spotlighted the Spokane Chapter of Credit Unions as a shining example of engagement.

SEO Strategies for Financial Institutions Part 1: Opportunities and Obstacles

How do you optimize your web presence for search engines? The experts at Edge Multimedia share part one in a continuing series that will show you how to make the most of your search engine potential.

Stang Calls for 5-Million-Seat Strategy

During his annual President’s Address, NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang challenged Northwest credit unions to engage their directors, managers, staff, and members in credit union advocacy.

What’s Next in Your Mobile Banking Strategy?

CO-OP recently conducted a quiz on mobile banking strategy. While 66 percent of credit union members are most concerned about convenience or speed, only 19 percent of credit unions called their mobile banking strategy “best in class.”

Turn Your Succession Plan Into a Succession Strategy

Choosing a successor isn’t enough. Your credit union needs a plan to retain and recruit top executives to meet your long-term strategic goals.

Help Guide the Northwest Movement

NWCUA Board Chair Jack Fallis called for volunteers to join the Association’s committees, which help guide the Policy Advancement, Public Awareness, and Collective Action of the Northwest credit union movement.

Credit Unions Should Be Moving Forward with Mobile—Even Smaller Ones

The fact you need to be in the mobile game is a given, since at least 69% of Northwest consumers have Smartphones. So what features do your members most want? We know the answer thanks to recent research by Strategic Link business partner Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union.

Warning: Unplugged Remarks from CUNA Chair May Alter Your Industry Outlook

At next week’s Convention, CUNA’s Mike Mercer will share behind-the-curtain insight on national strategic issues not usually seen outside of closed offices on Capitol Hill.

Breakout Breakdown: Convention Sessions Offer Resources from All Angles

Want to take a sneak peek at the credit union of the future? Interested in establishing or growing an MBL portfolio? Looking for ways to curb plastic card fraud? These are just a few of the topics to be covered in breakout sessions at the NWCUA’s 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting.

CUNA Mutual Group Webinar: Staying in Compliance

As demanding regulatory changes are introduced, it is important to have a compliance strategy. Strategic Link strategic partner CUNA Mutual Group is offering a webinar called “Staying in Compliance,” focusing on risk-management tips and best-practices to address the hottest compliance trends and issues affecting your world today.

Coopera Teams with CUNA to Help Credit Unions Integrate Hispanic Growth Strategy

Coopera, a consulting firm that helps credit unions better serve the Hispanic community, is hosting a series of webinars to offer credit unions ideas and best practices for reaching—and best serving—Hispanic consumers in local communities nationwide.

NWCUA Calls for ‘Immediate Participation’ from All Northwest Credit Unions as Senate Moves Toward MBL Vote

With the U.S. Senate primed to vote on credit union MBL legislation as soon as April 16, the NWCUA is developing an “all-in” strategy that depends on immediate participation from each Northwest credit union.

JMFA Webcast Offers Concrete Strategy to Attract Members, Grow Non-Interest Income

JMFA is offering a free webcast to help credit unions leverage the current financial climate to attract new members and grow non-interest income.

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.