ATM Fraud: Four Steps Your Credit Union can Take to Minimize its Impact

As we roll into summer, Strategic Link partner CSCU takes a look at some simple steps your credit union can take to minimize ATM fraud.

Washington Asset Building Coalition ‘Take Flight’ Conference Coming Soon

The May 25 conference will focus on four specific asset building strategies, featuring speakers and interactive discussions.

Emerging Leaders Journal: Take the First Step to a Lifetime of Growth

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson shares her three biggest takeaways from the final EL session, and how they prepare her for a lifetime of achieving goals.

National Financial Education Tour Comes to the Northwest

Phroogal’s Road to Financial Wellness tour is criss-crossing the country to engage Millennials in conversations about their financial needs. The tour hits Seattle and Corvallis this week.

Skimming — Not Just for Your Lattes Anymore

In the wake of ATM skimming cases affecting Oregon financial institutions, here are some important tips to help your team and your members avoid fraud.

New Mortgage Rules Take Effect Jan. 10; CFPB’s Cordray Thanks Credit Unions for ‘Hard Work’

On the eve of the implementation of new mortgage rules adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB Director Richard Cordray thanked credit unions this week for taking “another critical step in the ongoing recovery of the housing market.”

Scholarship Contest Offers Free Tuition to 2014 Emerging Leaders Program

TAPCO Credit Union’s Heather Fate says winning an Emerging Leaders scholarship in 2013 “allowed me to recognize the potential in myself that others saw in me.” Will you be the next scholarship winner? Nominations are being accepted now.

Steps You Can Take to Remain Viable in Uncertain Times

Until the economy gets firmly back on track, it’s clear that credit unions need to take a new strategic approach to their daily operations if they want to maintain stability during this uncertain ride.

Metsger to Take NCUA Oath Aug. 23

Oregonian Rick Metsger takes his place on the NCUA Board of Directors following a swearing in ceremony in Washington Aug. 23. The NCUA reports the private ceremony will take place on Capitol Hill at 10 a.m.

Northwest Credit Unions Go Online to Engage Members in Tax Issue

Northwest credit unions are educating their members about the benefits of the tax model and asking them to contact Congress. Many are using their social media and websites to connect with members for this important discussion.

NWCUA to Relocate Washington Offices to Convenient Sea-Tac Facility

The NWCUA is relocating its Washington offices to a convenient location near Sea-Tac. NWCUA meetings and training taking place at the Association’s Washington facilities will be located in the new Sea-Tac offices beginning June 30.

Credit Unions Protect, Engage Members on Community ‘Shred Days’

With the end of tax season just around the corner, several Northwest credit unions are helping their members stay protected from fraud and identity theft by offering safe disposal of sensitive documents on “shred days.”

Getting Better Results in Today’s Environment Requires a More Systematic Approach

With many obstacles related to the economic downturn persisting into the New Year, credit unions need to examine their organization to find ways to improve performance and reduce expenses—from the executive suite to back-office operations and every branch facility—without damaging member service levels.

Compliance Question of the Week

We just found out a member has filed for bankruptcy. What should we do?

Supreme Court Ruling Creates Concerns, Opportunities for Credit Unions

The Supreme Court ruling mostly upholding the Affordable Health Care Act gives credit unions reasons to address compliance concerns for their coverage.

Compliance Question of the Week

Do other credit unions allow potential members to take the signature card out of the branch to have it signed? If so, is the signature required to be notarized?

International Year of Cooperatives Event Brings Portland Credit Unions Together at JA BizTown

Portland area credit unions are being invited to unite as volunteers for a day at Junior Achievement’s BizTown. The event allows staff from competing credit unions to work together as they help students put their financial literacy skills to work.

Take Advantage of NWCUA Agreement with OfficeMax for Easy Savings

As a Strategic Link business partner, OfficeMax offers substantial discounts to credit unions on a variety of products and services.