Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek Shares Why She’s a ‘Big Fan’ of Credit Unions

Kotek shared her top three reasons for being a fan of credit unions, as well as two of her priorities for the 2016 Oregon legislative session.

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.

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.

Washington Advocates Get a Warm Welcome at Credit Union Day at the Capitol

More than 110 advocates bundled up in hats, gloves, heavy coats and bright yellow scarves to attend Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia, where the weather may have been chilly but the reception from lawmakers was very, very warm.

Harborstone Credit Union Takes Political Advocacy on the Road

What happens when a credit union executive, a state legislator and the NWCUA’s vice president for legislative advocacy decide to visit every one of the credit union’s branches together and talk to every one of its employees about the importance of spreading the “Don’t Tax” message? That’s what Harborstone Credit Union did, and it’s already reaping big rewards.

Elder Financial Abuse: Why Does it Happen, and How Can Credit Unions Spot It?

Mary Sroufe will be leading a breakout session at Convention on dealing with elder financial abuse. Here she outlines the basics of financial abuse and offers simple tips to help credit unions identify and curb incidents among membership.

Credit Unions Have Answers to Bankers’ Campaign

With more than 4,000 credit union supporters in D.C. this week for the CUNA GAC, the American Bankers Association is promoting anti-credit union propaganda—and credit unions have already responded.

Evaluation & Recognition: Match Spectrum Entries to Goals

Whether one enters the Spectrum Marketing and Communications Awards for the evaluation or the exaltation, the June 17 early deadline is nearing. It’s time to choose what your credit union will enter.

Seven Risks a Director Must Understand to Fulfill the ‘Duty of Care’

CPA Linda Keith, a speaker at the Volunteers Conference, outlines directors’ responsibilities under Regulation 704.4(b) and some tips to ensure volunteers can meet these standards.

40 Hours of Convention: A Week’s Worth of CU Love in Just Three Days

You’ve heard the pitch: The Washington Credit Union League Annual Convention and Business Meeting taking place this Sept. 14-16 in SeaTac is the state’s premiere, not-to-miss credit union event of the year.

Heard and Overheard May 17, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.