Compliance Center: NCUA Issues Guidance on Military Lending Act Changes

How to keep your credit union compliant with recent Department of Defense updates; your question answered about the act’s effect on auto refinancing coverage; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat, Part IV: It’s Easy Being Green

Kermit the Frog used to sing “It’s not easy being green.” But if you’re a car buyer in today’s market, automotive journalist John M. Vincent says in Part IV of “Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat,” it’s certainly easy to buy green — and it’s getting easier every day.

Oregon Legislators Hear State Economic Report, Explore Policy Proposals as 2014 Session Nears

The Oregon Legislature’s interim legislative committees met in Salem in November to get updates on bills passed in 2013, check up on state agencies, and explore policy proposals – including a fix for unscrupulous mechanic’s liens — for the 2014 session that starts in February.

New Wheels for NW Priority Credit Union Members — and for Kids at Doernbecher

An auto sales promotion this month is a win-win for NW Priority Credit Union members and for children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The credit union is donating a new bike for every vehicle sold through Auto Solution and financed through NWPCU.

CUNA Mutual’s AskAuto™ App Helps Members Buy Smart

More and more car shoppers are using mobile technology to help them make buying decisions. CUNA Mutual’s new AskAuto™ app is a powerful new tool designed to make those decisions easier—and to connect buyers directly to their credit union.

In Oregon, Cheap to Finance and Drive

Oregon credit unions offer among the least expensive auto loans in the country. And as a bonus, it’s the least expensive state in which to own and drive a vehicle according to two bank monitoring sites releasing studies this week. Take a ride on the savings highway.

Hot Auto Market Fuels Credit Union Lending in Northwest

A red-hot auto market bodes well for credit unions. In Washington, vehicle registrations hit a post recession high of 278,000 vehicles in June and July. Auto lending makes up 32% of Northwest credit unions’ loan portfolios.

Compliance Question of the Week: What Do We Do if We Repossess a Vehicle That Has Items in It?

Vehicle repossession takes on a new challenge when there are items in the car. This week’s compliance question tackles the issue of what to do.

Developing Profitable Auto Loan Growth

Autoland, a Strategic Link business partner, has more than 40 years’ experience delivering quality auto loans to credit unions. Read more about how a partnership with Autoland has benefited Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union in this case study.

Help is Here to Find, Track and Locate Evasive Debtors

In response to a clear need in the credit union movement, Strategic Link business partner Repo Remarketing recently announced the launch of its skip tracing company, Find-Track-Locate (FTL).

Autoland’s Full Service Includes Trade-Ins

Autoland President Jeff Martin explains Autoland’s auto-buying services and how they can benefit credit unions and their members.

Best Remarketing Practice: Streamline the Liquidation Process

According to Repo Remarketing, repossessing vehicles forces credit unions to balance providing service to their members against preserving the overall financial health of the credit union. Included here are some in-depth pointers to help credit unions navigate this murky territory.

Autoland to Host Lunch & Learn

Autoland, in association with the Northwest Credit Union Association, will host a Lunch & Learn for affilliated credit unions on Tuesday, Apri 12.