Governor Inslee to CU Advocates: I am a Believer in Credit Unions

Advocates attending Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia on February 4 began their day with a supportive address by Governor Jay Inslee. “You are providing financial education that is so imperative to our young families,” he noted.

CFPB Report on Small Debit Purchases and Overdraft Charges

The CFPB is concerned about how consumers will be impacted by opting in to overdraft services for one-time debit card and ATM transactions. Also in the Compliance Center: legal briefs and the question of the week.

Lower Valley Credit Union Honored at GAC for ‘Service to the Underserved’

Lower Valley Credit Union was honored this week with Credit Union Times’ Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Service to the Underserved. The award, which was presented during the Governmental Affairs Conference, honors credit unions that promote change by creating and implementing innovative strategies and solutions.

Marketing without Money: The Secrets to Getting Positive Press

It’s easy for credit unions to find free publicity and exposure—if they know the right steps to take, according to award-winning journalist and author Jeff Crilley.

Frank Announces Plans to Retire, Will Not Seek Reelection

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced Monday that he would not seek reelection next November. One of the key architects of the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Reform Act, Frank was “a friend to credit unions,” according to CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney.

Bank Robberies Leave Life-Long Scars Despite Public Perception as ‘Victimless Crimes’

Bank robbers held up more than 5,000 financial institutions last year, getting away with nearly $40 million. The fact is that they robbed more than the institution; they robbed tellers and member service representatives of self-confidence, peace of mind or a good night’s sleep for years to come. An experienced banker who has seen 12 robberies in a 30-year career shares her story.

OnPoint’s Schrader Earns National Honor

OnPoint Community Credit Union’s Kelly Schrader was named Marketing Executive of the Year by Credit Union Times.

CMG’s Jeff Post Sees Slow Economic Improvement

Business Solutions: Information from the League’s Business Partners

May You Live in Interesting Times

Living in interesting times would be an apt description of these last couple of years, and with the passing of the Financial Reform Act things will only get more interesting, at least as far as compliance is concerned.

Trade Reports Place Washington in the Middle of Merger Trends

Two reports by the Credit Union Times’ Jim Rubenstein this week placed Washington in the middle of what may be examples of trends in strategic mergers between credit unions with multi-state operations.

Regulators Close Spokane Credit Union

News began to emerge Friday that regulators were in Spokane to close $11 million The Union Credit Union, which slipped below an allowable net worth.

Heard and Overheard July 15, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.

Heard and Overheard November 1, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.

Member Directions November 1, 2010

Recent news of your colleagues and the credit union movement.