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"February 26, 2021 3:25 pm"

A Closer Look at NCUA Ruling to Extend Overdraft Charge-Off Limit

Updated policy designed to help credit unions meet members’ evolving needs.

"February 26, 2021 3:15 pm"

Deposit Automation: A Future-Proof Strategy for Success

Learn how to boost your performance and create an even more profitable self-service delivery channel, while positively impacting customer experience and retention rates through deposit automation.

"February 26, 2021 3:00 pm"

Revenue Strategies for the Current Economic Climate and Beyond

Credit unions continue to see declines in lending and other fee income.  Learn what your credit union can do to utilize alternative sources of income to generate potentially better returns with some additional risk in the webinar, “Revenue Strategies for the Current Economic Climate and Beyond”, presented by CUNA Mutual Group.

"February 26, 2021 2:36 pm"

Seven designations available in 2021 through CUNA Training Bundle

CUNA Training Bundle provides unlimited access to all CUNA webinars and eSchools for your staff and board members.

"February 26, 2021 2:25 pm"

March webinar line-up from OnCourse Learning

Education is easy when you learn online. OnCourse Learning brings training right to your desktop. Recorded webinars also available.

"February 26, 2021 1:58 pm"

Get your lending knowledge on at 82nd Convention

Celeste Cook, CUStrategies, shows you how to build a solid, sustainable strategic plan to maximize loan growth and profitability in an uncertain economic landscape. Be sure to tun into Cook’s Friday general session: Getting More Strategic About Loan Growth.

"February 25, 2021 1:08 pm"

Telling your credit union story

Advancing Communities is a nationwide campaign designed to demonstrate the economic value of credit unions and the credit union difference through the lens of community impact. It combines factual economic and statistical data with real-life stories from credit unions and members.

"February 24, 2021 10:43 am"

Virtual CUNA GAC: What to expect and why you should sign up

Much of the industry has been anticipating how CUNA will conduct its premiere conference in a virtual environment. CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) opens March 2-4 online and a recent CUBroadcast show details how the interactive and exciting GAC will translate in a virtual environment.

"February 24, 2021 9:46 am"

‘Advancing Communities’ through the pandemic

Campaign shares stories of community support.

"February 23, 2021 3:07 pm"

Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union Launches Global Womens’ Leadership Network in Hawaii

On Friday, March 12th, 2021, Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union will launch the first Hawaii Sister Society Chapter meeting of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, commemorating International Women’s Day.

"February 23, 2021 10:44 am"

The Digital Imperative and Industry Disruption – A Lending Focus

The future of digitization is now. Jim Bullard, senior consultant in the Risk & Compliance Solutions department for CUNA Mutual Group, brings the digital perspective to the 82nd Convention on April 8.

"February 23, 2021 8:26 am"

Origence webcast: Spring economy forecast

Tune into this first installment of our Economic & Lending Trends Webcast Series this year.

"February 19, 2021 4:25 pm"

Everbridge keeps you connected when it counts

Everbridge is a League business partner providing a comprehensive notification system that keeps everyone informed before, during, and after all emergency or non-emergency events. It enables users to send notifications to individuals or groups using lists, locations, and visual intelligence.

"February 19, 2021 4:06 pm"

CUNA Mutual and You: We Are Stronger Together

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began, CUNA Mutual Group quickly took action to ensure we were there to support the credit union system, members and the greater communities we collectively serve.

"February 19, 2021 3:53 pm"

Free webinar breaks down RIM Digital Transformation into manageable chunks

The massive responsibility to transform a physical or hybrid records program into a digital one can be paralyzing to records and information management (RIM) professionals.

"February 19, 2021 3:45 pm"

Access is at your service whenever you need us

Access has been a League business partner since 2011, providing premier records storage, document management and imaging, off-site media vault, and document destruction on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai.

"February 19, 2021 3:07 pm"

One word can make such a big difference...

Special. Maya Angelou says, "People will forget what you said... they will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Feeling Special. It's a scientific fact that the need to feel significant is one of the six primary human needs.

"February 19, 2021 11:52 am"

You're the New Supervisor! Fasten Your Seat Belt!

A new supervisor could easily feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities that come with the role. This program teaches participants the fine art of juggling staff, schedules, meetings, goals that must be met, and pressing deadlines.

"February 19, 2021 11:32 am"

Spring into March with a full-slate of web based training

Take advantage of Credit Union Webinar Network training line up in March.

"February 18, 2021 1:03 am"

Collections and Bankruptcy Seminar extended deadline

Not signed up yet? The registration deadline is extended to March 5.

"February 17, 2021 10:17 am"

Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien to be keynote speaker at CUNA GAC

CUNA is pleased to welcome award-winning journalist, documentarian, and author, Soledad O’Brien as a keynote speaker at this year’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), March 2-4. O’Brien will share her thoughts on today’s most pressing issues, including income inequality and our current political landscape. This keynote session is sponsored by PSCU.

"February 17, 2021 10:01 am"

Convention take away: Five Ideas to Provide Excellence

Your League welcomes back St. Louis Community FCU CEO Patrick Adams to the upcoming convention. A highly rated speaker, Adams brings decades of credit union leadership experience to his Thursday, April 8 general educational session.

"February 16, 2021 2:19 pm"

Webinar Subscription Packages are training budget friendly

The average financial institution spends thousands of dollars on every employee for training per year. OnCourse Learning wants to help you provide all the training your employees need at a fraction of the price.

"February 12, 2021 2:13 pm"

Credit unions: Providing a better payments experience for your members

One way for credit unions to take on this challenge is to combine their debit, credit, and ATM programs together while also incorporating other features that enhance the user experience.

"February 12, 2021 1:49 pm"

CUNA Mutual 2021 Risk & Compliance Webinars Exclusive to Bond Policyholders

Stay ahead of emerging risks with actionable insights, relevant resources, and proven risk mitigation guidance in our live forum webinars. Register at www.cunamutual.com/cupwebinars

"February 12, 2021 1:33 pm"

Driving Financial Stability Through Innovation

CMFG Ventures, the venture capital arm of CUNA Mutual Group, helps to discover and support the next generation of game-changing innovators in the financial services space.

"February 12, 2021 1:24 pm"

Customer engagement is an enduring focus at Harland Clarke

At Harland Clarke, a single strategy drives everything we do. We help you better engage with your customers to keep you first in their minds. It is as true today as it has been for over 147 years.

"February 12, 2021 11:19 am"

Excel Made Clear: Speed Tips

Learn to quickly accomplish tasks that might currently be taking you several minutes or even hours to complete.

"February 12, 2021 11:16 am"

OnCourse Learning webinar: Handling Deceased Accounts

Learn about checks, IRAs, deposit ownership, trusts, UTMA, affidavits of heirship and other complex issues that can occur when a member is deceased.

"February 12, 2021 11:11 am"

Health Savings Accounts - Annual Update and Review

Over the last 15 years there have been many changes to HSAs so this annual update is a necessity when it comes to keeping up with the latest rules and regulations.

"February 12, 2021 11:08 am"

OnCourse Learning webinar: 8 Keys to Teller Excellence

As the first person seen by most members, the teller fills a critical role in brand and reputation reinforcement.

"February 12, 2021 11:03 am"

OnCourse Learning webinar: HR Basics for Supervisors

It is more important than ever that managers understand HR legal basics and how to have critical conversations with employees as the pandemic, social justice unrest and other challenging issues stress employees and workplaces.

"February 11, 2021 9:10 am"

Missed today’s Trendwatch? Register for the recorded webinar

Today’s Trendwatch detailed credit union performance trends gathered from 4Q 2020 data. 

"February 10, 2021 11:58 am"

HFS Federal Credit Union and Zogo offer financial education at your fingertips

HFS Federal Credit Union is offering the Zogo app to the Big Island community. The app, developed by Duke University students, guides users through 300+ bite-sized financial education modules in 20 different topics, from opening a bank account to saving for retirement and everything in between. As users successfully answer questions, they accumulate points that they can redeem for gift cards.

"February 10, 2021 8:57 am"

Political insiders Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel to speak at CUNA GAC

CUNA announced former Governor Chris Christie and former Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join this year’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), March 2-4, for a lively point/counterpoint discussion tackling some of the issues driving Washington today, and how they’re likely to affect the communities and people credit unions serve.

"February 10, 2021 8:40 am"

Get customized promotional materials for Youth Month

Every April, National Credit Union Youth Month serves to encourage kids to develop healthy saving habits by making savings fun and exciting.

"February 09, 2021 3:17 pm"

Communicating in Times of Crisis is featured convention session

No one can deny the year 2020 had more than its share of challenges. How do credit unions help their members thrive during challenging times?

"February 08, 2021 1:16 pm"

Governor is asked to prioritize CU, bank front-line staff for COVID19 vaccine

Hawaii Credit Union League along with Hawaii Bankers Association and Hawaii Financial Services Association sent a letter to Governor David Ige requesting consideration for front-line bank and credit union employees to receive the COVID 19 vaccine as soon as possible.

"February 08, 2021 9:13 am"

Revenue Strategies for the Current Economic Climate and Beyond

Credit unions continue to see declines in lending and other fee income.  Learn what your credit union can do to utilize alternative sources of income to generate potentially better returns with some additional risk in the webinar, “Revenue Strategies for the Current Economic Climate and Beyond”, presented by CUNA Mutual Group.

"February 08, 2021 8:30 am"

Take advantage of FREE webinar from CUNA Strategic Services

Free learning opportunities abound from the comfort of your office chair. Join us for this upcoming 60-minute informational session. While CUNA Strategic Services providers certainly have useful products and services for credit unions to use, they pride themselves in presenting webinars that are first and foremost educational and enlightening.

"February 05, 2021 8:00 am"

Farmers Insurance offers homeowner protection

Whether you own your home, or rent, live in the perfect starter house, a custom-built dream home or something in between, one thing is true: You want to protect the life you’ve made there.

"February 04, 2021 3:28 pm"

Prepaid cards can help your members stay on budget

With the new year and tax season just beginning, your members are likely thinking of ways to develop their financial health so they can meet their goals. 

"February 04, 2021 2:13 pm"

One-size strategies don’t fit all situations

The past year has highlighted the vital role community financial institutions play in helping businesses thrive and consumers maintain their financial well-being. It has also taught us a great deal about the industry’s ability to overcome difficult obstacles in order to provide valuable services and advice to keep account holders and employees safe, maintain effective work environments and keep communities up and running.

"February 04, 2021 1:57 pm"

Originate any consumer loan product, anytime

Origence, a CU Direct Brand, redefines consumer lending.

"February 04, 2021 1:11 pm"

OnCourse Learning: Are You Determined to Lead an Exceptional Branch?

Are you determined to lead an exceptional branch?  Every branch manager's battle cry should be, “Of course I am!” Unless the branch manager is burned out, burned up, or not well prepared.

"February 04, 2021 1:03 pm"

OnCourse Learning: Dealing with Subpoenas, Summonses, Garnishments & Tax Levies

On a daily basis, a credit union is faced with having to comply with a multitude of legal documents that are served on it. These documents can order your credit union to produce confidential customer information, hold member funds, and can even order it to seize property in its possession belonging to the member.

"February 03, 2021 3:03 pm"

Updates from Love My CU Rewards

There is nothing I enjoy more than jumping on a call with credit union thought leaders to be inspired by their ideas and success stories and even their critical feedback, all of which my team and I use as our fuel for continued improvement and innovation.

"February 03, 2021 2:30 pm"

CU Webinar Network: Overdraft Hotspots Including Regulations, Lawsuits & Guidance

Does your overdraft service program put your institution at risk? Join us to learn the dos and don’ts of a successful, compliant program.

"February 03, 2021 2:23 pm"

CU Webinar Network: 2021 Remote Workforce Series

A different business model has become prominent in the very challenging past year: staff working remotely. Some experts believe it’s here to stay! However, working remotely is not as simple as just having a computer and a task list. It presents a unique set of issues from technology to procedures to compliance to productivity.

"February 03, 2021 12:04 pm"

Are you a Saversaurus? Be a credit union saver and your savings will never go extinct

“Be a credit union saver and your savings will never go extinct.” is the official theme of this year's National Credit Union Youth Month.

"February 03, 2021 9:41 am"

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union Distributes $20,000 in Gift Cards to Members in Need

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union (APFCU) distributed at total of 108 gift cards to members whose livelihoods have been affected by the ongoing pandemic.

"February 02, 2021 3:05 pm"

The power of storytelling creates extraordinary member experiences

Stories are an influential tool when building relationships.

"February 01, 2021 9:50 am"

Upcoming payments education and training webinars

PacPay and Macha are dedicated to providing critical payments education and training in 2021. Due to the Ongoing emergency conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll be conducting our February training sessions virtually. Look at what's coming up next month.

"January 28, 2021 2:21 pm"

Debit card programs attract members and potential members

LSC offers programs designed to help credit unions take advantage of debit card access for their checking account program.

"January 28, 2021 2:03 pm"

Harland Clarks helps with member acquisition

Perpetual, proactive, and reactive strategies to acquire more members and strengthen loyalty.

"January 28, 2021 11:37 am"

American Solutions for Business offers custom printing, promotional products, apparel, online company stores and more!

Whether you want to expand brand awareness, streamline business processes, or simply reduce costs, you've come to the right place.

"January 28, 2021 11:18 am"

Top five analytics news briefs

Stay informed on what’s happening in the world of credit union analytics in this January edition of the AdvantEdge Analytics Top 5 News Brief.

"January 28, 2021 10:51 am"

HR Basics for Supervisors

This webinar will provide your managers with a valuable and easy to understand overview of key HR concepts and laws, and will give them practical information and tools they can use to avoid legal pitfalls.

"January 28, 2021 10:43 am"

E-SIGN Compliance in a pandemic

The 2020 pandemic forced many financial institutions to open accounts electronically and follow E-SIGN when branches were temporarily closed. Learn the six-step consent process, common pitfalls, and more.

"January 28, 2021 10:17 am"

Join your peers at Callahan 4Q20 Trendwatch

Get current insights into vital financial and operational metrics related to growth, penetration, lending, shares, member relationships, and more.

"January 27, 2021 1:30 pm"

Clinton Foundation and Inclusiv present virtual event on the power of CDFIs

Inclusiv and our partner the Clinton Foundation invite you to The Power of CDFIs for Today's Inclusive Economic Recovery, a virtual event featuring President Bill Clinton, policy makers and practitioners celebrating the importance of CDFIs and their role addressing racial and economic disparities in economic recovery efforts.

"January 27, 2021 11:39 am"

League to upgrade database software, no access to website

The League is scheduled for a database software upgrade from Monday, February 1 at 1:00 pm to the morning of Tuesday, February 2. The League website will not be accessible during this time.

"January 27, 2021 10:43 am"

CDFI expands capacity to provide credit, capital, and financial services to underserved populations and economically distressed communities

The ongoing economic fallout caused by the COVID19 pandemic continues to impact individuals and businesses in our communities.  Now is the time to put action behind the credit union philosophy of people helping people and meet the financial needs of your members.

"January 27, 2021 10:24 am"

Employment posters available

In another partnership with the Hawaii Employers Council (HEC), League members may purchase HEC’s All-In-One employment poster for $25.

"January 26, 2021 8:19 am"

Todd Harper now NCUA Board Chairman

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has designated National Credit Union Administration Board Member Todd M. Harper as the twelfth Chairman of the NCUA Board.

"January 25, 2021 2:11 pm"

Everbridge keeps people safe and businesses running

Everbridge was founded in 2002 in the aftermath of the tragic events of 9/11 with the mission of helping to keep people safe amid critical situations. Everbridge, a League business partner, offers a comprehensive notification system to keep everyone informed before, during, and after all events whether emergency or non-emergency.

"January 25, 2021 1:49 pm"

Out of the Box Live: Fostering IG and RIM Innovation for Law Firms in 2021

When information governance is driven through cloud-based systems and technology, complexities surface quickly.

"January 22, 2021 9:34 am"

Renewed Commitment: 82nd HCUL Convention Educational Sessions feature exciting speakers and topics

Your League continues to develop its virtual training experiences in the ongoing pandemic environment. Safe social distancing is the main reason why previously in person schools, workshops, and conferences are now virtual experiences.

"January 21, 2021 3:36 pm"

CU Webinar Network training in February

CU Webinar Network provides credit union webinars on compliance, lending, regulations, security, operations, new accounts, collections, fraud, security & other topics. Click here for a complete list of webinars for the year.

"January 20, 2021 2:11 pm"

Aloha Pacific FCU Distributes Hawaii Restaurant Cards to Members in Need

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union is distributing Hawaii Restaurant Holiday Cards – 100 cards valued at $200 each, totaling $20,000 – to members whose livelihoods have been affected by the ongoing pandemic.

"January 20, 2021 2:03 pm"

Kauai Government Employees FCU is Kauai’s First Community Development Financial Institution

As the first and only CDFI on Kauai, KGEFCU is pioneering a new path to help the island economy survive and thrive.

"January 20, 2021 1:32 pm"

NCUA streamlined process to help credit unions seeking CDFI certification

Federally insured, low-income credit unions seeking Community Development Financial Institution certification can apply to use the National Credit Union Administration’s streamlined qualification process beginning January 24.

"January 19, 2021 3:20 pm"

OnCourse Learning webinars coming in February

Mark your calendars now for a webinar in February.

"January 19, 2021 12:36 pm"

Execute a direct mail program — flawlessly and with outstanding results

Direct mail is a powerful marketing tool for financial institutions wanting to connect with customers and prospects. It’s where experience and commitment matter.

"January 19, 2021 12:05 pm"

Trends in Auto Lending — and How Banks and Credit Unions Can Act on Them

Financial institutions are flush with deposits right now. This, combined with the current low-interest rate environment leaves many of them in search of new revenue channels.

"January 19, 2021 11:59 am"

Take the headache out of managing employee documents

CartaHR is the smart employee document management software that has helped Access clients like eClaro convert 95% of a formerly paper-intense process to digital.

"January 14, 2021 3:35 pm"

CTRs and SARs: Line by Line

Last October FinCEN made changes to the FAQs on joint accounts and multiple roles on CTRs. Those went into effect in September. Plus the new business account rules are delayed but we will review those.

"January 14, 2021 3:25 pm"

ACH Rule Changes: What You Have to Look Forward to in 2021

Bring your 2021 ACH Rule Book and we'll make sure you are comfortable with the changes.

"January 14, 2021 3:20 pm"

Webinar: IRA Update - Annual Review

Most everyone would agree that seeing the ball drop on New Year's Eve ending the 2020 "crazy year" is a great thing. But what does it mean in the IRA World? At the end of 2019 the SECURE Act was signed into law and made effective 12 days later on January 1, 2020. Just when we were finally getting the details on all the new changes, COVID struck.In March, the CARES Act was signed into law giving IRA owners and beneficiaries relief from required distributions and the ability to access IRA funds penalty-free for COVID-Related Distributions (CRD).

"January 14, 2021 3:08 pm"

Join us for CUNA Agile Marketing eSchool in February

The benefits of Agile Marketing are numerous, as you and your peers will learn at CUNA Agile Marketing eSchool in February.

"January 14, 2021 2:56 pm"

The Five “Cs”: Credit Analysis Basics

The webinar will cover the basics of the three (3) main areas of credit union lending, consumer, mortgage, and member business loans (commercial loans). Each of the three areas will be illustrated with real-life "case studies."

"January 14, 2021 9:05 am"

Save with OnCourse Learning Webinar Subscription Packages

How much does your financial institution spend on training? With a Webinar Subscription Package (WSP) from Total Training Solutions (TTS), we can help you greatly reduce that expense.

"January 12, 2021 2:00 pm"

League JEDI program put on hold due to pandemic restrictions

After careful consideration, the HCUL JEDI program has been suspended due to COVID19.

"January 12, 2021 1:42 pm"

Three ways credit unions can help members with the new stimulus payments

The first job for credit unions will be understanding what’s what. The new stimulus package is a 5,600 page monster with loads of detailed help in a variety of areas from stimulus checks, to tax credits to access to rural broadband.

"January 12, 2021 1:36 pm"

Dinosaurs and dollars define 2021 Youth Month

Tell the kids, ‘Save and never go extinct’.

"January 12, 2021 1:23 pm"

Webinar: NCUA Response to COVID

NCUA added to its supervisory priorities mid-year pandemic-specific reviews and the FFIEC issued guidance on examining for COVID-19 risks.

"January 11, 2021 10:05 am"

Keep your regulatory guard up

Reduce potential overdraft compliance and legal risks. 

"January 11, 2021 9:46 am"

Continuous space disinfection is affordable and available now

American Solutions for Business offers Active Pure, a scientifically proven technology that reduces airborne SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus in the air.

"January 08, 2021 8:37 am"

Start the year with these topical webinars

Your League partners with Credit Union Webinar Network to bring a comprehensive source of online training. Webinars are a convenient way to train staff and volunteers because it has the flexibility of allowing multiple viewers and viewing from the comfort of your office or home. 

"January 08, 2021 8:28 am"

FREE Webinar: Key Things to Consider when Building Your Credit Union's Training Program

Developing your employees is challenging for most organizations. Risk assessment is critical to an effective training program and begins with an evaluation of where you are and where you want to go.

"January 08, 2021 8:19 am"

Creating the Right ERM Program for YOUR Credit Union

Are you creating your first ERM Program for your credit union? Do you want to ensure your current program is complete yet keep it simple? If yes to either question, this webinar is for you! Credit Unions have to have processes, policies, and procedures in place in order to assess and manage the risks on their balance sheet. Marci Malzahn shares the fundamental pieces of the ERM puzzle, how they relate to each other, and how to integrate your ERM program into the credit union's Strategic Plan.

"January 07, 2021 11:31 am"

Kick off the new year with free webinars from CUNA Strategic Services

Free learning opportunities abound from the comfort of your office chair. Join us for these 60-minute informational sessions.

"January 07, 2021 8:06 am"

Applications open for 2021 CUES Emerge Program

CUES® Emerge, the industry’s premier emerging leader program which recognizes up-and-coming leaders, is now accepting applications for the 2021 cohort.

"January 05, 2021 2:15 pm"

Three keys for your credit union employee experience in 2021

Consider the three key concepts for your credit union employee experience in 2021.

"January 05, 2021 10:25 am"

Find out how to access the single most important source of external funding for credit unions

In the January 5, 2021 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine, Hawaii FCU and Hawaii Central FCU explain how CDFI certification gives them access to additional funding and resources to further assist members.

"January 04, 2021 11:50 am"

American Solutions for Business offers scent test screening tool

Over 75 percent of people reporting loss of smell had the COVID-19 antibodies. Daily testing for loss of smell, a leading indicator, can make a big difference in helping to keep communities safely open.

"January 04, 2021 11:47 am"

Access acquires Pro-File Records Systems

Access, a local company that is now recognized as an international leader in the information management industry acquired Pro-File Records Systems on December 29, 2020. Access has been a Hawaii Credit Union League business partner since 2011.

"January 04, 2021 11:45 am"

Buckley Technology Group details cyber security best practices

With the rise and sophistication of third party and supply chain cyber breaches, there is no better time than the present to revisit risk management controls.

"January 04, 2021 8:15 am"

Registration deadline EXTENDED to Jan. 19! Virtual Financial Coaching Strategies Workshop

Don't miss this opportunity to help members succeed. In today’s economic environment many members are increasingly finding themselves placed in financial distress resulting from unavoidable or unforeseen events. Many are forced to reformulate their plans or readjust their goals based on economic and financial challenges.

"December 23, 2020 3:03 pm"

Hawaii State FCU elves celebrate the holidays

Seasonal song and dance champs at Hawaii State FCU get jamming in their Christmas Jammies.