Integrate Your Lending Tech to Drive Member Value

Strategic Link partner CUNA Mutual Group shares thoughts on connectivity in lending tech to save time for staff, and members.

Three Things That Make Your Disaster Recovery Plan Work

The NCUA requires every credit union to have a disaster recovery plan. But a plan is just words on paper unless you take three important steps. Some guidance is offered in our Strategic Link partner article this week, by CUNA Mutual Group.

Northwest Advocates Head to the Hill to Share Credit Union Message with Congress

“It’s a great day to be a credit union advocate”: Oregon and Washington’s GAC delegates spent much of the day Tuesday preparing to “hike the Hill” today and share the credit union message with all four Northwest senators and all 15 of the region’s representatives.

Seven Things You Can Do Today to Create Your Branch of the Future

Rapidly changing consumer behavior has made the branch as we know it today irrelevant to many, but the truth is that consumers still want a personal relationship with their financial institution. The good news is that by focusing on the consumer experience, you can start to meaningfully transform your branches today without having to build a new and expensive showpiece.

Successful Strategic Compass Includes Input from All Directions

For an organization to be successful in the future, decisions made on a historical or emotional basis must give way to an inclusive process that combines the perspectives and best ideas of as many stakeholders as possible.

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.

Round Two: ‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ Targets Returning Congress

What better way to welcome Congress back from recess today than with this message: “Don’t tax my credit union!” The Northwest Credit Union Association can help with sample posts and Twitter handles.

Are You Linked? Credit Unions Look to Human Resources for Social Media Policies

If a credit union isn’t connected, it’s disconnected, as members have access to all online, mobile and social media platforms. But Strategic Link Partner JMFA has some important reminders about standards and policies that credit unions must put in place to protect their security systems, reputations, employees, and members.

Today is Tweet Tuesday; Credit Unions Asked to Send Twitter Messages to House

While congress is on recess this month, credit union advocates are keeping the tax discussion alive. The NWCUA is asking members to raise the roof and tweet the house today. Sample messages are available on the Association’s member website.

MBL Update: Advocates Urge Lame-Duck Congress to Support S. 2231

“We will continue to share the credit union difference with our legislators until our bill receives a vote, and we are confident that we will have the support we need when that time comes,” said NWCUA Director of Legislative Advocacy Jennifer Wagner, who is on Capitol Hill with a group of Northwest credit union advocates this week.

Credit Unions for Kids Enjoys High-Profile Role at Convention Today

Miracle Jeans Day and the “Denim and Diamonds” Credit Unions for Kids Auction are among highlights today at Convention.

Eurozone Writes Off Greece, Focuses on Spain

In an effort to keep Greece from becoming the first major crack in what could become a Eurozone breakup, all attention has shifted to secure Spain’s economy as the looming Greek vote on June 17 casts a shadow on the 12-year-old monetary union.

Super Committee Gets to Work Today

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the super committee, is holding its first meeting as it looks to cut the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion.

Governor Signs Washington Prize Linked Savings Bill Today

Governor Chris Gregoire will sign the prize-linked savings bill, successfully bringing to an end months of work by the Association’s legislative affairs staff.

Credit Card Act Turns 1 Year Old Today

Since Phase I of the credit card act went into effect one year ago today, credit unions have had to modify their statements, work on fee structures, deal with change in terms notices, review interest rate increases, and adapt to a slew of other changes imposed by the regulation.

Apply today for a WCUF CYCLE 3 Scholarship!

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for a 2010 Professional Development Scholarship through the Washingotn Credit Union Foundation. The deadline is Friday, October 8th.

Mail In Your WCUL-CUAO Merger Vote Today

Ballots must be postmarked no later than this Thursday, Nov. 4.

Release the Kraken! Evolution Task Force Begins its Odyssey

What will the credit union system of tomorrow look like? The Evolution Task Force is examining this question.