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.

Business Loan Legal Opinion Redefines Number and Use of “Fleet” Vehicles

A recent NCUA legal opinion revises the definition of a “fleet” for purposes of MBLs. The updated definition allows for five or more vehicles that are centrally controlled and used for a business purpose, giving credit unions greater flexibility in making lending decisions.

Car-Buying Demand Drives Continued Profitability for Autoland and Its Partners

Having added 11 new credit union partners and with lead volume up 27 percent, Strategic Link business partner Autoland reported positive first-quarter earnings, including a 16-percent sales increase over the same period in 2011.

Oregon DMV to Increase License Plate Fee

The Oregon DMV will begin collecting $24 per pair of license plates issued on April 1, 2012.

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.

Repo Remarketing to Host Free Lunch and Learn

Northwest Credit Union Association preferred partner Repo Remarketing is hosting a free lunch-and-learn meeting on April 14. Find out why 21 Northwest credit unions have chosen this complete solution to manage their repossession and remarketing needs.