CUNA Invites Credit Unions to Webinar Thursday

The Credit Union National Association is inviting member credit unions to take a front row seat to find out what’s in the works at the national level.

Obama Signs Share Insurance Parity Bill

The bill extends share insurance coverage to credit union trust accounts.

Next-Gen iPhone to Use NFC for Mobile Payments

The next generation iPhone, scheduled for a September launch, will feature a mobile payments solution, reports Wired.

Bankers Renew Call for Tax on Credit Unions; Fight Back on ‘Thank You Thursday!’

Credit unions are being urged to thank members of the House Ways & Means Committee for protecting the credit union tax exemption with a “Thank You Thursday” social-media campaign designed to combat a new wave of attacks from bank lobbyists.

Free Webinars to Help Build Social Media, Community Impact and Mobile Marketing Muscles

A great social media strategy is a must for any successful business, but that’s especially true for credit unions because connectivity is one of the experiences members most value. A series of free webinars is being offered to NWCUA members through Café Give, with the first scheduled for Jan. 16.

Target Confirms Massive Data Breach; 40 Million Cards May Be Affected

Financial institutions and consumers are reeling this morning from news of a massive data breach at Target stores nationwide that could affect as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts, making it potentially one of the largest retail breaches in U.S. history.

Amplify and Engage: NWCUA’s Annual Convention Kicks Off in Portland

NCUA board Chairman Debbie Matz will talk about her vision for the future of the regulatory agency and the challenges that lie ahead when the Northwest Credit Union Association kicks off its 2013 Amplify Convention in Portland this afternoon.

Cordray Nominated to Direct CFPB; Metsger’s NCUA Nomination Scheduled for Committee Discussion Thursday

Richard Cordray was nominated to officially head the CFPB Tuesday, while the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs rescheduled its Executive Session to consider the nomination of Rick Metsger to serve on the NCUA Board. That discussion is now planned for Thursday.

ICU Day Wrap-Up: Northwest Credit Unions Raise Spirits, Awareness

Credit unions in Oregon and Washington were active on Thursday’s International Credit Union Day, engaging members and celebrating the credit union difference.

Jeff Russell to Credit Unions: Prepare for Change

“Consumers want options, which is what companies like Google, Dwolla and Paypal bring to the space,” Jeff Russell told NWCUA Convention-goers during Thursday morning’s general session. “Because a large percentage of earned income from exchange fees, which is declining, credit unions have got to be ready.”

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Public Funds Bill Passes Senate

SB 5913, known as the Public Funds Bill, passed the Senate last Thursday by vote of 43-2. With less than a month remaining in the current session, several other bills relevant to the credit union movement are expected to see action soon.