Friday, October 24, 2014
McWatters and Matz Clash at NCUA Meeting Over Fraud
Mark McWatters, the newest board member of the National Credit Union Administration, said Thursday he thinks the agency should devote more resources to combatting what he termed "garden variety fraud at smaller credit unions."
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After opining about credit unions' growing compliance burden, California and Nevada CU League President/CEO Diana Dykstra said brighter days may finally be ahead, pointing to the newest member of the NCUA Board, Mark McWatters, with whom Dykstra and other league representatives recently met. more »
The credit union's employees, members and supporters have raised more than $425,000 for public education over the past 14 years through the annual "Goldenwest 5K For Schools" fundraiser. more »
The credit union hosted a Fiesta celebration to commemorate a record-breaking quarter. The celebration included an employee bake-off and free meals from food trucks. more »
The credit union's health insurance plan, which continues to offer low deductibles and low out-of-pocket costs. Employee contributions to the plan have gone up only once in the last decade. more »
Vantage West employees regularly deliver financial education through branches, Junior Achievement, the United Way and workshops at a local military base. more »
The credit union holds walking challenges throughout the year to help employees exercise and lose weight. more »
Under the credit union's Most Valued Protector program, employees earn bonuses based on their efforts to enhance safety and soundness through a focus on error and fraud reduction. more »
An annual summer party for employees and their families. In past years, the credit union has brought employees to professional soccer games and rented out a local amusement park for their exclusive use. more »
Mountain America partners with local news station KUTV to bring attention to and raise money for people, families and organizations that could use a helping hand. To date, the credit union has donated $45,000. more »
The credit union hosts annual lunch-and-learn sessions that focus on dealing with stress. more »
Every week, Power Financial holds a one-hour session, hosted by the CEO, to review a product, explain a compliance topic or give a corporate update. more »
DHCU serves as a drop-off point for Shoes That Fit, a program providing shoes and clothing to needy school children. more »
TruStone sponsored a charity weight loss challenge in 2014. more »
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Vintage Aussie credit union spot
Today's ads may look a little different, but this 1993 credit union TV commercial from Australia still hits many of the same points as today's ads. "People helping people" doesn't go out of style.
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