Initiative Q – the New Q Payment Network

You just simply have to check out the Future of Payments Initiative Q – the New Q Payment Network
Get in NOW – while you still can get credit for helping it build.
 
Initiative Q is building a new payment network and giving away significant sums of their future currency to early adopters. It’s by invite only and I have a limited number of invites. My personal invite link: https://initiativeq.com/invite/rfy6vfvdX

Member Access Pacific New corporate Name

Member Access Pacific (MAP), the largest aggregator of VISA card services for credit unions in the United States, announced today that the company is changing its corporate name to Member Access Processing, effective September 1, 2018.

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“Our new name, Member Access Processing, fully represents our role as the best card service provider and processor for credit unions,” said Cyndie Martini, President and CEO of MAP. “As consumer habits change and evolve, credit and debit cards are often the most important connection members have to their credit union. Our job is to make sure that connection is secure, easy to navigate, and a major benefit to members. We take pride in being the best partner to credit unions.”

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BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

BankWork$ announced on July 31,2018 that it has placed its 2,000th graduate in a retail banking career. BankWork$ is a free training program that matches underemployed and underserved adults with careers in financial services.

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“With every candidate we place, we’re building rewarding careers, stable families, and strong communities,” said Les Biller, BankWork$ founder and former Wells Fargo COO.
“BankWork$ really changed my life,” said Brandon Madrid, a Denver Goodwill BankWork$ graduate, who is now a personal banker, at Wells Fargo. “The program gives support to people who otherwise might not think they have it, and that’s what it did for me.”
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Debra Montgomery joins Union Bank Private Mortgage Division as Pacific Northwest Region Manager

Debra Montgomery Joins Union Bank as Managing Director

SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 – Union Bank today announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants who specialize in offering home lending products and services to the bank’s Private Bank clients and prospects. She is based in the Bellevue office and reports to William (Bill) Bilicki, Private Mortgage Division Executive.

“Union Bank is committed to growing its mortgage portfolio, which is now the sixth largest in the nation,” said Bilicki. “That’s why we are so excited to welcome Debra to our Private Mortgage Division. Her successful industry track record, proven leadership capabilities and deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market make her ideally suited to lead our Pacific Northwest Private Mortgage team, deepen our client relationships and grow our presence in the region.”

Montgomery has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Continue reading “Debra Montgomery joins Union Bank Private Mortgage Division as Pacific Northwest Region Manager”

Debra Montgomery New Pacific NW Region Manager at Union Bank

Debra Montgomery Union Bank Union Bank recently announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants who specialize in offering home lending products and services to the bank’s Private Bank clients and prospects. She is based in the Bellevue office and reports to William (Bill) Bilicki, Private Mortgage Division Executive.

“Union Bank is committed to growing its mortgage portfolio, which is now the sixth largest in the nation,” said Bilicki. “That’s why we are so excited to welcome Debra to our Private Mortgage Division. Her successful industry track record, proven leadership capabilities and deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market make her ideally suited to lead our Pacific Northwest Private Mortgage team, deepen our client relationships and grow our presence in the region.”

Montgomery has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry.  Continue reading “Debra Montgomery New Pacific NW Region Manager at Union Bank”

Debra Montgomery joins Union Bank Private Mortgage Division as Pacific Northwest Region Manager

Debra Montgomery headshotDebra Montgomery is New Managing Director for Union Bank

SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 – Union Bank today announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants who specialize in offering home lending products and services to the bank’s Private Bank clients and prospects. She is based in the Bellevue office and reports to William (Bill) Bilicki, Private Mortgage Division Executive.
“Union Bank is committed to growing its mortgage portfolio, which is now the sixth largest in the nation,” said Bilicki. “That’s why we are so excited to welcome Debra to our Private Mortgage Division. Her successful industry track record, proven leadership capabilities and deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market make her ideally suited to lead our Pacific Northwest Private Mortgage team, deepen our client relationships and grow our presence in the region.”
Montgomery has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Continue reading “Debra Montgomery joins Union Bank Private Mortgage Division as Pacific Northwest Region Manager”

Michael Cooney Named One of the Nation's Top 100 Bank Advisors

Michael Cooney First Tech FedRaymond James Financial Services, Inc. and Addison Avenue Investment Services, the investment services division of First Tech Federal Credit Union, are pleased to announce that financial advisor Michael Cooney, CRPC was named 26th on the prestigious list of 100 that was revealed on December 6, 2017.
“It has been a great 13 years at First Tech. I love the friendships I have been able to form with my clients,” said Cooney. “It’s awesome to be recognized, but most of all I am grateful that so many have placed their trust in me.” Continue reading “Michael Cooney Named One of the Nation's Top 100 Bank Advisors”

Tax Reform Leading to Positive Changes at Washington Federal

Washington Federal logoWashington Federal, Inc. today announced with the signing of tax reform legislation, the Bank will accelerate strategic investments in its employees, client service capabilities and community development funding. Specifically, effective when the bill becomes law all Washington Federal employees in good standing and earning less than $100,000 per year will receive a 5% increase on top of their normal merit increase.  In addition, a substantial investment will be made in the training and development of all employees, enabling them to upgrade their skills to more effectively compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment.   The training will focus on leadership, technology, and client service skills. Continue reading “Tax Reform Leading to Positive Changes at Washington Federal”

HomeStreet Opens New Branch in Redmond

Homestreet Bank RedmondHomeStreet Bank has announced the opening of a new retail branch in Redmond, Wash., located at 16389 Redmond Way, Suite 100. The branch officially opened on Thursday, June 15. This location will be led by Branch Manager Kristen Gonzales. Kristen is a Kirkland resident and brings almost 20 years of bank experience to the team.

“I enjoy adding value for my customers, my community and my team,” said Gonzales. “Watching the Redmond branch come together and seeing joy on the faces of those involved is inspiring.” Continue reading “HomeStreet Opens New Branch in Redmond”

Courthouse Dogs Foundation Winner of BECU People Helping People Award

Courthouse Dogs FoundationBECU Awards Courthouse Dogs Foundation $20k

Courthouse Dogs Foundation has been awarded $20,000 as a winner of a 2016 BECU People Helping Employees’ Choice Award, voted on by BECU’s more than 1,500 employees, for their work in providing training for employees in the criminal justice system in the use of professionally trained facility dogs to provide emotional support and make children comfortable in an uncomfortable situation during legal proceedings. Continue reading “Courthouse Dogs Foundation Winner of BECU People Helping People Award”