New Strategic Link Partner Taps Into America’s Love of Text Messaging to Help Credit Unions Connect with Members

A new Strategic Link partner, Zipwhip, can enable your credit union to use existing infrastructure to send and receive text messages.

Metsger Addressed Oregon Credit Union Advocates

NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger isn’t fazed by bank lobby claims the regulator is overstepping its authority. Metsger said “90 percent” of regulatory changes credit unions want to better serve their members, NCUA can provide.

BECU Closes all Branches to Teach Teens Financial Literacy

During its “Closing for Good” event, the credit union closed all of its locations for half a day and sent all 1,300 staff to teach financial literacy at local high schools.

Foster-Keddie Assumes Chairmanship of CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council

The Council was created to give the CFPB direct feedback from credit unions on the impact of regulation on credit unions’ daily operations.

The Road to Financial Wellness: What Happened on a 10,200 Mile Road Trip

One entrepreneur drove across the country asking Millennials their views on money. Follow his journey and hear what he learned.

CUNA CEO Jim Nussle: Engage Real People in Advocacy

Nussle called for all credit unions, CEOs, Board Members, and professionals to engage in credit union advocacy and to rally their members.

Must-Have Banking Experiences for Millennials

Online, mobile and fee-free: financial information company NerdWallet shares the must-haves that Millennials seek in their financial institutions.

Become a LifeCounts Mobile Launch Partner and Bring Next-Gen Mobile Tech to Your Members

As LifeCounts readies its next generation personal financial management solution, LifeCounts Mobile, they are offering Northwest credit unions the exclusive chance to become launch partners.

Become a LifeCounts Mobile Launch Partner and Bring Next-Gen Mobile Tech to Your Members

As LifeCounts readies its next generation personal financial management solution, LifeCounts Mobile, they are offering Northwest credit unions the exclusive chance to become launch partners.

Foundation Planning Massive Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is applying for a grant to create a one-day, simultaneous Financial Reality Fair event across Oregon and Washington. Funding would cover many of credit unions’ costs to participate. Sign up now to participate.

Emerging Leaders Journal: The Tiger or the Teacup

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson says that the key to becoming a great leader is learning to use the tools you already have, and putting what you learn into practice for the long run.

Credit Unions Open Their Throttles for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

For the staff of Fibre Federal, raising funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is personal — some of their own children have received lifesaving care at the hospital. Join them on August 22 for Ride & Rock, a motorcycle-and-music-filled fundraiser.

What Would a Credit Union for Millennials Look Like?

Marketer Derek Gillette imagines ‘Credit Union on Purpose,’ a credit union for Millennials, and shows how their core values attract and serve new members.

An Amplify Visitor’s Guide to Spokane

The credit union community will descend upon Spokane for Amplify Convention. Here are some things to see, do, eat, and drink in and around the city.

Do Members Want a Mobile Wallet?

The dream of a fully functional mobile wallet is still years away, but you can give your members the services they want right now.

NCUA Director Metsger to Address Amplify Convention in Spokane

NCUA Director Rick Metsger, a native Oregonian, returns to the Northwest on October 7, to address the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Amplify Convention and Annual Business Meeting in Spokane. Now one year into his regulatory role, Metsger shares his perspective with Anthem.

For New Verity CEO John Zmolek, the Future is about ‘Enhancing Members’ Lives’

When he was named president and CEO of Verity Credit Union last month, John Zmolek talked about continuing “Verity’s mission of enhancing members’ lives.” Anthem asked him to expand on that idea, to reflect for a moment on his time at Verity, and to tell us what he sees in the credit union’s future.

Generating Non-Interest Income in a Highly Regulated Environment

Credit unions looking for ways to remain viable and competitive can no longer rely on conducting business as usual. As the opportunities to generate fees from traditional services are reduced, many are concerned with how to maintain a level of income that allows them to offer the services that keep them competitive. It’s a challenging balancing act at best.