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Strategic Link, Hypur Partnership Connects NW CUs Serving Cash-Intensive Businesses

With the evolution of cash-intensive businesses in the Northwest, the latest Strategic Link partner helps credit unions safely and profitably serve them.


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Video: Meet Ben, Who Can Help Strengthen CU Member Loyalty

The Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Reward program sends $100 cash back to members with every new line activation—with no limits. Find out how.


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April is Taxing Enough on Members. Love My Credit Union Rewards Can Help.

Give your members more savings with the TurboTax Program from Love My Credit Union Rewards.


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Help Your Members Enjoy Their Refund Responsibly

The New Year is officially underway and that means tax season is upon us.


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Top 30 Ideas Announced for CO-OP THINK Prize 16

“The Financial Longevity Challenge” winners to be named on February 1.


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Leadership Q&A: Want to Make the Move Into CU Leadership? Sign up for Emerging Leaders

Presented in conjunction with DDJ Myers, the executive coaching program readies the next generation of leaders with hands-on coaching and training. We talked to Susan Geear, SC, Vice President, Innovative Leadership and Education with DDJ Myers, for more on the opportunity.


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New Year, New Blueprint for Success From Catalyst Corporate

The fourth annual presentation will give credit unions an economic outlook in the face of another interest rate hike looming. This year, it streams live for the first time.


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CUNA Mutual Group Committed to Advocacy-Level Support for Northwest Credit Unions

NWCUA President & CEO Troy Stang shares how CUNA Mutual Group supports Northwest advocacy efforts.


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A Contrarian’s 2017 Payment Predictions

Lou Grilli of Strategic Link partner CSCU shares his outlook on payments as the industry nears the new year.


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CU Direct’s CU Partners Edge Ally Bank to Become Nation’s Second Largest Auto Finance Source

Today, auto lending makes up one third of credit unions’ total loan portfolio, and has the fastest rate of growth among all credit union portfolio segments, including first time mortgages, according to CU Direct data.


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CUNA Mutual Group Report Shows Fastest Nine-Month CU Member Growth in History

Touching on both continued economic growth and a look at the incoming Presidential Administration, CUNA Mutual Group’s November Trends Report also shows strong CU member growth for 2016.


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Changes Coming to Sprint Member Discount Program to Further Strengthen CU Membership

The new exclusive offer for credit unions gives members cash back that’s directly deposited into their account.


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Nearly 4 Million Same Day ACH Payments Transacted Totaling Nearly $5 Billion in October 2016

Initial transaction volume consistent with expectations.


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A Closer Look at Branded Merchandise: Adding Value and Impact

Advertisements can be a short-lived and expensive solution to marketing your brand. Have you thought about branded products?


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Robert Chavez Joins CO-OP Board of Directors

Chavez fills unexpired term of retired member


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Being There When They Need Us

This is a guest post from Bob Trunzo, President & CEO of Strategic Link partner CUNA Mutual Group


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CO-OP & Early Warning Announce Strategic Partnership

CO-OP to Offer Zelle℠ Network to Credit Unions Across the U.S., Expand Access to Real-Time P2P Payments


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CO-OP Launches CardNav to Idaho Central CU Members

Tool is branded, integrated under credit union’s mobile banking app as ICCU CardControl


Thought Leadership: NCUA Data Bears Continued Good News for NW CUs

NCUA released it state-by-state data and Washington State (along with Nevada) led the nation in loan growth.


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CU Values Mobile App Now Available on Apple, Google Play

The mobile app helps credit unions create tailored location-aware promotions in partnership with fellow area businesses, maximizing member value on mobile screens.


Not Too Early to Help Your Members Spend Their Tax Refund Responsibly

September 22, 2016 We know—the holidays haven’t even started yet, and we’re talking about Tax Season?!? Trust us! It will be here sooner than you think and during the holiday hubbub, your members might not have time to think about taxes until W2’s start appearing in their mailboxes. Suddenly holiday cheer turns to paperwork dread. […]


Catalyst Corporate Marks Fifth Anniversary

September 19, 2016 Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union turned five recently. So, here’s a “high-five” look at some of the corporate’s activities since its last anniversary. “A key initiative that has been building momentum the past three years has begun to produce significant benefits for our membership,” said Kathy Garner, president/CEO of Catalyst Corporate. “Our […]


The Trust is Keeping Insurance Rates Low for Oregon FIs

September 12, 2016 With insurance rate increases nearing 20 percent in Oregon, The Trust continues to keep premiums down for their customers. The Trust, a Strategic Link partner with Your Association, and Brown & Brown Insurance provide Employee Benefits to more Northwest financial institutions than any other source. In fact, more than 100 financial institutions […]


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FIS and CO-OP Bring Cardless Cash to Credit Unions Nationwide

September 9, 2016 FIS Cardless CashTM, the market-leading mobile solution that avoids using a plastic card at the ATM to withdraw funds continues to expand its availability for consumers. Already possessing the nation’s largest mobile phone-to-ATM network, FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, has partnered with CO-OP Financial Services to expand […]