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Young CU Pros Urged to “Crash” Feb GAC in Washington

CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference is February 26 through March 2 in Washington, DC. And young credit union professionals have a chance to crash the party.

Compliance Center: Examining Gun Trusts

Examining gun trusts and transferring Title II firearms. Also, question on Cashier’s Checks and Legal Briefs.

CO-OP Announces CO-OP Purpose

The social responsibility program offers turnkey, impactful community initiatives.

Updated: Fund Your GAC Experience with Crasher Program, Grassroots Grant

Through the NWCUA’s Grassroots Grant Fund and the Crash the GAC program from CUNA and The Cooperative Trust, Northwest credit union advocates have two ways to get their GAC experience funded.

Top 5 Reasons to Trust ‘The Trust’ With Your Employee Benefits

Learn why credit unions trust The Trust for the best in employee benefits. Plus valuable updates from CUNA Mutual Group, LSC, and CSCU!

Highlighting Convenience, Transparency Can Bring in Millennials

What do Millennials want in their financial service institutions? The good folks at NerdWallet share some key findings.

Compliance Center: NCUA Responds to Credit Union Share Insurance Parity Act

NCUA responds to share insurance parity; IRS reporting for cash gifts to members; plus legal briefs.

Obama Signs Share Insurance Parity Bill

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

Get Cash to Crash the GAC

Young credit union professionals can apply by January 1 to Crash the GAC, and the NWCUA has grassroots grant funds to help.

Credit Unions Top Banks in Customer Satisfaction

The American Customer Satisfaction Index shows credit unions on top in financial services, while satisfaction with banks falls due to rising fees.

Gaining Gen Y’s Membership and Trust in a Digital World

Credit unions can meet Gen Y where they are — on social media — and engage them in real conversation about big financial matters.

Credit Unions Twice as Trusted as Big Banks

Americans trust credit unions twice as much as big banks according to a national study of trust in the country’s financial institutions.

Credit Union Movement Surpasses 100 Million Memberships

Credit unions have officially reached a membership milestone: 100 million Americans are members. Credit unions added 2.85 million new members over the past year.

Filing Deadline for Small-Business Health Care Tax Credit is May 15

Northwest credit unions may be eligible for a refund from the IRS as part of the Small-Business Health Care Tax Credit program. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “When we are setting up an account for a member’s trust, how do we know who has access to the funds in the account?”

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Key Legislation Advances

As Washington’s politically divided Legislature enters the third week of its 60-day session, the Northwest Credit Union Association is keeping a close watch on bills of interest to its members. Here’s what’s currently on the NWCUA’s radar.

NWCUA Puts Health Care Benefits Plan to the Test; Thumbs Up!

With all of the focus on the Affordable Care Act, the NWCUA put its own health care benefits package to the test – and it passed. The coverage plan meets the desired criteria of quality coverage, minimal annual increases and substantial savings, thanks to the aggregate buying power offered by The Trust.

Metsger Tells Oregon Credit Unions: Maintain the Public’s Trust

Higher interest rates are coming, new NCUA board member Rick Metsger said during a swing through Oregon this week, and he urged credit unions to have plans in place now to manage risk and protect their reputation.

Compliance Question of the Week

What is an FBO account?