Share Your Story at GAC

CUNA is asking credit unions to submit “Unite for Good” material for the GAC. Share yours today!

Members Turn to Credit Unions for Financial Education and Advice

With financial literacy so engrained in the movement’s DNA, it’s probably no surprise that more and more members are turning to their credit unions for help and advice.

CO-OP Financial Services Unveils New Mobile Banking System

CO-OP Financial Services’ new CO-OP Mobile allows members to check balances and history, make transfers, make deposits and find nearly 30,000 surcharge-free CO-OP ATMs and 5,000 shared branching locations — all through their mobile devices.

New Wheels for NW Priority Credit Union Members — and for Kids at Doernbecher

An auto sales promotion this month is a win-win for NW Priority Credit Union members and for children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The credit union is donating a new bike for every vehicle sold through Auto Solution and financed through NWPCU.

Get RIPT: New NWCUA Tools Can Help Credit Unions Clear a Path Through Regulations and Rule Changes

Northwest credit unions can create an easier path through the mountain of regulations and rule changes they face with the help of a new toolkit unveiled this week by the Northwest Credit Union Association.

Northwest Credit Unions Respond to Shutdown: USAgencies Eases Worker’s ‘Momentary Panic’ With Furlough Assistance Program

Barry Hansen is still on the job as a fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Lakeview, Ore. But he won’t get a paycheck this week, thanks to the federal government’s shutdown. And that was cause for “momentary panic”—until USAgencies Credit Union stepped in to help.

Vote Now: Pick your Favorite International Credit Union Day Design!

NWCUA is partnering with Goodjoe, an online marketplace for cool products that support artists and nonprofits, to create a unique design for our International Credit Union Day celebration. We’ve narrowed it down to three finalists, but we need your help to pick a winner.

Marketing on a Shoestring, Cutting-Edge Technology and the Keys to Becoming a True Leader: What Will You Discover at Amplify?

How will interest rates impact credit unions and the economy in 2014? What do credit unions need to do now to make sure they’re in compliance when the examiner comes calling? And how do you become the kind of leader who inspires your team to follow you through adversity? You’ll find the answers to those questions and more at Amplify, the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual celebration of the credit union movement. Regular registration rates end soon!

Criminal Minds: Thinking Like a Hacker Makes Good Data Governance Sense

What can credit union IT departments learn from reading the exploits of the most successful hacking ring ever brought to justice?

Ride and Rock is Shining Example of Credit Unions for Kids Fundraising Success

A partnership between iQ and Fibre credit unions rallied the credit union community together and raised nearly $40,000 for sick children. The Ride and Rock was one of many events this year benefiting Credit Unions for Kids. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Josalyn Alston recaps a colorful and memorable day.

CUNA Strategic Services: Listening Leads to Bottom-Line Results

Listening to what credit unions want is the key to providing the best partner services. Strategic Link business partner CUNA Strategic Services is profiled this week.

Compliance Question of the Week

Do mobile banking transfers require a receipt?

JA Finance Park as Rewarding for CU Volunteers as it is for Students

With Northwest Credit Union Foundation support, Junior Achievement will be able to bring its mobile “Finance Park” to communities of Southwest Washington and Oregon this coming school year. The realistic budgeting exercise is a great experience for students as well for credit union volunteers.

Amplify Convention Website Goes Live, Registration Now Open

Amplify Convention—the must-attend event of the year for Northwest credit unions—is scheduled to take place in Portland October 8-10. The website allowing early registration and an introductory video have been posted online.

September 30 Marks Deadline for 2013 CO-OP Miracle Match Applications

CO-OP Financial Services is offering $1 million in matching funds for credit unions planning fundraisers benefitting Credit Unions for Kids. The deadline to apply for the grants is September 30. CO-OP details the grant program in this week’s Strategic Link Partner article.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Sprint Offers Discounts to Members, and Income Incentives for Participating Credit Unions

Credit unions can earn non-interest income by offering Sprint discounts to their members. The deadline to sign up for 2013 benefits is May 30. Some of the credit unions that participated in 2012 received checks for more than $20,000.

International Credit Union Leadership Scholarships Offer Front Row Seats to Costa Rican Credit Union Operations

Northwest credit union professionals are encouraged to apply for two-week internships in Costa Rica, being offered by the World Council of Credit Unions. Twelve scholarships are available, and the deadline has been extended to April 30, 2013.