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OR & WA CUs Seeing the Value in Save to Win

The prize-linked savings program has saved Northwest credit union members more than $2.6 million so far. Here’s what the program could mean for your members.

New CU Values App Finds, and Represents, Value

The app helps credit unions create tailored location-aware promotions in partnership with fellow area businesses—an intriguing prospect for credit unions like Generations, Harborstone, America’s Credit Union and other “early adopters” to the CU Values effort.

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St. Helens Community CU Releases Second Mobile App, Bringing Member Value Galore to Screens Across the Northwest

Anthem talked to Ryann Weaver, VP of Marketing for 15,000-member St. Helens Community Credit Union about the Go Local app, set to launch on April 27 connecting members with geo-tagged deals in their area.

Final Member Business Lending Rule Ushers in a ‘New Era’

The National Credit Union Administration has approved a modernized Member Business Lending rule giving federally insured credit unions greater flexibility.

Hike the Hill: Northwest Credit Unions Make Impact in D.C.

Leaders from Oregon and Washington credit unions met with federal lawmakers and regulators about key policy initiatives and shared the enormous impact of credit unions on their members and communities.

New Video From Solarity Shows Credit Union Value, Impact

Credit unions offer more than financial services. Solarity Credit Union’s new video spotlights the deep economic and community impact credit unions make.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases PMI Cancelation and Termination Guidance

Get the latest on the CFPB’s guidance; your Compliance Question of the Week answered; plus this week’s legal briefs.

OnPoint Member Invents ‘Complimentary Currency,’ Wins CO-OP THINK Prize

Justin Bean created Community Coin, a concept to allow communities to pay for community service work even when no money is available.

Oregon Legislature Passes Credit Union Charter Enhancement Bill

The bill makes several important changes to the Oregon Credit Union Act, and will now go to the governor’s office to be signed into law.

Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol Successfully Messages Structure, Value and Impact

Grassroots advocates captured the attention of Oregon’s legislators with a strong message about the structure, value and impact of credit unions. Key legislative leaders and Governor Kate Brown praised credit unions for leadership and impact.

We Need You: Share the Credit Union Story With WA Legislators

Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol is your best chance to make the credit union difference known in Olympia. Register now for the free February 19 event.

The Four Elements That Make Payment Protection a Solid Value for Members

There are three key elements that insurance or other financial-protection products must have to be a good value: accessibility, competitive pricing, and reliability. But if the recent struggles with health insurance exchanges have shown us anything, CUNA Mutual Group’s Rich Trace says, it’s that you should probably add a fourth element to the mix: convenience.

Free Auto Club Memberships Help Drive Loan Traffic to Peninsula Credit Union

Peninsula Credit Union has seen a big increase in auto-loan traffic after dropping rates and offering car buyers a free one-year membership in the Credit Union Auto Club.

Stang says NWCUA Will Focus On Policy Advancement, Public Awareness and Collective Action; Tells Annual Business Meeting That ‘Market Share Matters’

NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang shared his vision for the future of Northwest credit unions at the Association’s Annual Business Meeting in Portland on Tuesday, saying he foresees a world in which credit unions are so relevant to consumers that they have “at least a majority share” of the financial services market.

Tax Advocacy Update: More than 100,000 Credit Union Members Contact Congress

Congress is hearing from tens of thousands of credit union members who want to preserve the tax model. CUNA and NWCUA toolkit resources are posted to help credit unions prepare their members with the key message points.

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Measuring the Success of Your IT Security Program

It may be difficult to measure the ROI on your credit union’s IT security program, but if you have solid answers to some key questions, you can make the case for keeping your budget and plan in place. In this week’s Strategic Link report, business partner Network Computing Architects, Inc. offers some tips.

Credit Union Advocates Shine in Salem

If any Oregon legislator did not already understand the value proposition of credit unions, they are now all fully aware after yesterday’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol, an event that brought nearly 300 credit union advocates to Salem.

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