2023 HMDA Data Released

Recently, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data has been closely scrutinized in the public eye, with various stories emerging that often misrepresent […]


GoWest Files Comment Letter on CFPB Rule to Minimize Overdraft Fees

The letter reflects the input of GoWest member credit unions gathered during state GAC meetings and through other forms of outreach.

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Pushing Back on NCUA Call Report Change

GoWest and member credit unions are letting NCUA know, in no uncertain terms, that this action is potentially harmful to CUs and their members.

Pravina Raghavan Steps into New Role as Director of CDFI Fund

Pravina Raghavan has recently assumed the position of Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Director Raghavan hails […]

The CFPB’s Focus on Housing Fees: Implications for Credit Unions

The latest attack on fee income came on Friday, March 8, as the CFPB published a blog post outlining their […]

CFPB Finalizes Credit Card Late Fee Rule

This morning, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized the Credit Card Late Fee rule. The ill-advised rule changes what […]


Update on Advocacy Action Plan Regarding CFPB’s Overdraft Rule

In collaboration with member credit unions, GoWest has a comprehensive advocacy strategy regarding the rule.


GoWest Analysis of NCUA Board Meeting

The NCUA board met on February 15, 2024. As always Go West is pleased to provide a same-day analysis. There […]

ESI Considering Expansion to Arizona and Wyoming

If an expansion is approved, credit unions in those states could potentially have access to an added layer of insurance protection for member deposits.

Feds Extend Comment Period on Proposal Reducing Interchange Fees

Amid input from credit unions and groups such as GoWest asking for an extension, the Federal Reserve has extended the deadline from Feb. 12 to May 12.

GoWest Analysis of NCUA Board Meeting

The meeting was the first of the year and the first for new Board member Tanya Otsuka.


A Deeper Dive into the CFPB’s Proposed Overdraft Rule

GoWest will provide robust advocacy to ensure the impacts on credit unions and ultimately their members, are clearly understood.

Calling all Advocates! Hit the Ground Running in 2024

We hope to see you at your state’s Day at the Capitol and at the GAC.

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CU Movement Reaction to NCUA Board Changes

Tanya Otsuka joins the Board of Directors as Rodney Hood completes his service.

Breaking: Otsuka Confirmed to Serve on NCUA BOD

The confirmation came by voice vote, for a term expiring Aug. 2, 2029


GoWest Reviews Treasury’s New CDFI Certification Application

GoWest’s Sharee Adkins, Chief Impact Officer, and Ryan Fitzgerald, SVP, Advocacy, share high level details and timelines, while continuing to advocate for CDFI credit unions.

Real Time Hike the Hill Updates: GoWest Testifies at NCUA Budget Hearing; Questions Proposed Increases

Members of the GoWest Fall Hike the Hill delegation accompanied John Trull to help deliver credit unions’ position encouraging sound budgetary stewardship.

Real-time Updates from Hike the Hill: Bill to Avert Shutdown Headed for Biden’s Desk

Legislation averting shutdown heads for President’s desk, roundtable with Senate Banking member Lummis, more Hill meetings, and NCUA testimony will headline Thursday.

GoWest Advocates are on the Hill at a Historic Time

As Congress works to avert a government shutdown, a team of CU advocates is on hand for the Fall Hike the Hill. Read more about their very productive schedule.

GoWest Analysis of FHFA’s Review of the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

In collaboration with member credit unions, GoWest was proactively providing input during the year-long review of the FHLBank System.