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"December 02, 2021 12:52 pm"

Vericast/Harland Clarke Multi-Loan Pre-Approval yields a whopping 500% ROMI for HawaiiUSA FCU

Learn how Multi-Loan Pre-Approval can help your credit union achieve its loan marketing goals, including higher response rates and lower costs per loan.

"December 02, 2021 10:37 am"

Watch Catalyst’s Insights & Outlooks 2022: New Year, New Economic Forecast, New CU Strategies

Ready to wave goodbye to 2021 but wonder what's on the radar for credit unions in the new year? Join Catalyst Corporate for a free, live online economic panel discussion.

"December 02, 2021 10:26 am"

Get started with CU Webinar Network’s ACH Series

Even on Day 1, accountholders expect frontline staff to have all the answers. This fundamentals course is the perfect way to give newer frontline staff an ACH education boost – especially given today’s plethora of ACH transactions.

"December 02, 2021 10:16 am"

CU Webinar Network gets real with CECL

CECL – the acronym has been around a while now, but things are about to get real. Regardless of where you are in your CECL preparation journey, it’s critical that you understand the potential impact to your institution and get prepared before the ALLL gets turned on its head.

"December 02, 2021 10:10 am"

OnCourse Learning Webinar: Controlling the Risks of Power of Attorney Documents

Financial institutions are required to complete transactions for customers involving Power of Attorney documents. To protect your financial institution's interests when using these documents, it is imperative to understand the basic do's and don'ts

"December 02, 2021 8:28 am"

FINTECH Forum Webinar Series The Car Buying Revolution: Future of Auto Purchasing and Financing

CMFG Ventures, the venture capital arm of CUNA Mutual Group, is excited to share with you the launch of the Fintech Forum Webinar Series.

"December 02, 2021 8:15 am"

Free webinar on NCUA’s New Field of Membership Service Facility Rule

The daisy chain of credit union financial success begins with field of membership. And expansion opportunities could potentially be more abundant due to the change in the service facility definition. 

"December 01, 2021 4:04 pm"

New logo, new look forward

Garden Island Federal Credit Union revealed a new logo design that represents a modern approach and incorporates elements of what makes Garden Island FCU today.

"December 01, 2021 7:55 am"

3 Emerging Trends From 3Q21 Data

On November 9, Callahan hosted 3Q21 Trendwatch. In this quarterly meeting, we outlined significant industrywide trends our analysts identified by using 99.4% of the industry’s data for those three months.

"November 30, 2021 2:48 pm"

CU Hawaii FCU thanks Hawaii island military and first responders

On Saturday, November 27, CU Hawaii FCU was honored to participate in the “Thanksgiving Unity Island-Wide Mahalo Sign-Waving Rally”.

"November 30, 2021 2:42 pm"

Participate in Filene Research Institute's groundbreaking project to baseline and benchmark data analytics readiness in the credit union system

Demand for the digital delivery of financial services is accelerating, and credit unions are racing to keep up. The required support from data analytics capabilities to fulfill these demands is becoming table stakes. Yet whether an organization is just making its first investments in analytics or it is far down its analytics journey, realizing value from data continues to be a challenge.

"November 30, 2021 2:20 pm"

Hickam Federal Credit Union donates $5,000 to Dreamhouse ‘Ewa Beach

The Hickam Federal Credit Union Core Values Champions Committee (CVCC) identifies DreamHouse ‘Ewa Beach as a unique public charter school that exemplifies the credit union’s core values of caring, integrity, and commitment. Hickam FCU is proud to have donated $5,000 towards their mission.

"November 30, 2021 1:36 pm"

CUs asked to support LifeSmarts

LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge, is a program of the National Consumers League established in 1994 as an educational opportunity for students in the 6th to 12th grade. It is brought to Hawaii by the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commission in partnership with Hawaii Credit Union League as a supported Family Involvement Committee Initiative.

"November 29, 2021 9:10 am"

Origence Webcast - The Economy: Slowing but Growing

With Q3 GDP coming in a bit low and Q4 likely to outperform, what is in store for 2022? How will inflation behave, what will interest rates do, and what does it all mean for your lending?

"November 29, 2021 8:47 am"

Credit union demand for analytics strategy skyrockets in 2021

CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Digital sees surge in analytics consulting client engagements.  In 2021, AdvantEdge Digital grew its analytics consulting client portfolio 55 percent year-over-year and currently services 43 credit union engagements.

"November 23, 2021 1:33 pm"

Using Your BIA and Data Flow Diagrams to Understand Risk

Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) are one of the areas we see financial institutions struggle with the most. When performed as a compliance exercise (DFD's are the top FFIEC CAT control that organizations aren't completing), a DFD often looks like a Network Diagram and has little value. But when we dive in and look at building a valuable DFD, you'll find an answer to the question "where does my data go when it leaves my network, and how is that data being protected?"

"November 23, 2021 1:26 pm"

Opening Minor Accounts - UTMAs, Joint, Guardianships, CESAs

We love our minor accountholders and yet it is sometimes hard to know what we can do and what we can't do for those who are underage.

"November 23, 2021 11:20 am"

Learning from top-performing credit unions: Strategic do’s & don’ts

In 2008, the bottom fell out of the economy. The Great Recession devastated world financial markets, the banking industry, and real estate.

"November 23, 2021 11:13 am"

Hawaii Credit Union League creates online fundraiser to honor Martha Smith

Fundraiser in Memory of Martha Smith, CEO of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children to run through the end of the year.

"November 22, 2021 10:48 am"

Exceeding board expectations starts with Planning Pro

Every credit union aspires to consistently improve its operations to stay relevant in a competitive industry. It’s essential that credit unions evolve as forward-thinkers by leveraging technology, especially to propel their vision and goals forward. In this age of innovation, credit unions are challenged to exceed member expectations.

"November 22, 2021 10:21 am"

Diebold Nixdorf Educational Webinar Series 202: Consumer Experience in Banking

Faced with so many choices, some institutions opt to mimic what their neighboring competitor is doing, while others make investments based on their unique business priorities.

"November 22, 2021 10:04 am"

Consumer Behavior in Branch Transformation: What do they really want?

The face of banking has changed dramatically over the past few years. Technology has been at the core of this transformation, enabling consumers to manage their financials in an increasingly self-determined way, and putting financial institutions’ (FIs) traditional engagement models under pressure. “Consumers are going digital” is the phrase we hear so often—but is it really as simple as that? 

"November 22, 2021 9:53 am"

Cost conscious consumers moving to digital auto refinancing

The consumer shift to digital, spurred by the pandemic, has often been characterized as meeting a need for speed and convenience. New research reveals that there are more and deeper factors affecting consumer behavior, and in many cases digital experiences are more a means to an end rather than the end goal itself.

"November 18, 2021 11:21 am"

Reporting Critical Information Security Areas Upstream

One of the most critical aspects of any Information Security Program is communication and sharing information. 

"November 18, 2021 11:13 am"

Take advantage of these year-end webinars from OnCourse Learning

Not a morning person? Recorded webinars are available.

"November 18, 2021 11:02 am"

November concludes with even more CU Webinar Network training

Whether viewing the live or recorded webinars, you will benefit from comprehensive training from CU Webinar Network.

"November 17, 2021 1:42 pm"

Virtual Hike the Hill events open dialogue with Hawaii CUs and lawmakers

Nearly 60 Hawaii credit union professionals and volunteers participated in virtual Hike the Hill events with Senator Brian Schatz and Senator Maize Hirono.

"November 17, 2021 1:34 pm"

NCUA Supervisory Examiner addresses credit unions across the state

A joint meeting of League Chapters held on November 16 via Zoom featured NCUA Supervisory Examiner Mimi Cadzow.

"November 17, 2021 11:00 am"

Easier to say. Easier to bank. Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union (KGEFCU) shortens its name to Kauai Federal Credit Union

Beginning this month, Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union (KGEFCU) will become Kauai Federal Credit Union.

"November 16, 2021 1:11 pm"

State of Hawaii DBEDT wants your feedback

The State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is currently conducting a statewide survey to examine the characteristics of Hawaii’s remote workforce, to better understand and address Hawaii’s changing economic landscape for both employers and employees.

"November 16, 2021 8:58 am"

Applications now available for Hawaii State FCU’s scholarship program

$100,000 in student scholarships are now available through January 31, 2022.

"November 15, 2021 2:37 pm"

League signs five-year partnership with SHAZAM

SHAZAM, Inc., a nationwide provider of financial services to community credit unions, announced a five-year business partner agreement with Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) for debit and network processing and ATM network and processing.

"November 15, 2021 7:00 am"

This week's OnCourse Learning webinars

Can't attend the live webinar? Recorded webinars are also available.

"November 12, 2021 3:08 pm"

Rate Reset helps credit unions attract new members and their loans

Loan retention and acquisition can be a challenge as all financial institutions are aggressively reaching out to your credit union members by offering low loan rates.  Beat them to the punch with Rate Reset.

"November 12, 2021 2:21 pm"

Excellence starts from within

CU Solutions helps your credit union enhance a culture that focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining top talent.

"November 12, 2021 2:12 pm"

Developing a Digital Ecosystem

Register for November’s VantEdge Point webinar, brought to you by AdvantEdge Digital.

"November 12, 2021 1:55 pm"

Learn more about Everbridge

League business partner Everbridge offers a comprehensive notification system that keeps everyone informed before, during, and after all events whether emergency or non-emergency.

"November 12, 2021 10:02 am"

Ransomware: What to Know to Create an Incident Response Plan

Ransomware developers and affiliates have been telling victims that they must pay the ransom or stolen data and internal company secrets would be publicly released.

"November 10, 2021 2:28 pm"

Save 10% on your next CU Webinar Network webinar

Here's one we think you'll like. Successful succession planning can seem elusive. But this how-to webinar will reveal seven key steps to effective succession planning and provide the strategies that will ensure success.

"November 10, 2021 1:45 pm"

A 10-minute investment in your organization’s digital transformation

Participate in Filene Research Institute's groundbreaking project to baseline and benchmark data analytics readiness in the credit union system.

"November 10, 2021 12:57 pm"

Get ready for AML changes now

Although we don’t yet know exactly what changes the 2020 Anti-Money Laundering Act has in store for us, we all know they’re coming.

"November 10, 2021 10:35 am"

Credit Union Webinar Network announces 2022 Credit Union Series

Find focused training based on your job responsibilities delivered right to your desktop.

"November 08, 2021 11:41 am"

DCUC Releases Special Thank You Video to Honor Veterans

This Veterans Day, Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) is honoring our military’s sacrifices with the release of a special video honoring our nation’s servicemembers and veterans.

"November 05, 2021 2:30 pm"

Overdraft criticism doesn’t have to be alarming

Expert advice and comprehensive resources alleviate uncertainty.

"November 05, 2021 11:25 am"

Never fear! The recorded POPi/o webinar is here!

POPi/o is the world’s premier provider of video banking solutions that enable easy, convenient, and efficient human interaction.

"November 05, 2021 11:05 am"

Building fintech partnerships is key to your CU’s success

For the industry to thrive and remain competitive, credit unions need to embrace fintech partnerships.

"November 04, 2021 3:39 pm"

Consumer Real Estate Loans

This webinar will guide lenders and processors through a simple real-estate loan and explain the current compliance rules.

"November 04, 2021 3:34 pm"

Error Resolution - Regulations E & Z

What happens when a member calls in and says "there are charges on my account statement that I didn't do"? Does your credit union have a definite process for handling investigations into alleged errors?

"November 04, 2021 3:29 pm"

Excel Made Clear: Building Error-Free Spreadsheets

Missed the live webinar? The recording is available. In this valuable webcast, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, shares a variety of tricks and techniques you can use to improve the accuracy of your Excel spreadsheets.

"November 04, 2021 3:25 pm"

New Member Interview: BSA, IRS and other Regulatory Issues

Learn what steps we must take to "know this member" and their anticipated transactions in the account. Missed the live webinar? A recording is available.

"November 04, 2021 2:44 pm"

HMDA Reporting Part 3: Commercial Lending Issues

Round out your HMDA knowledge with Part 3 of this three-part series. Learn how HMDA applies to commercial lending, including the nitty-gritty requirements and problem areas to avoid.

"November 04, 2021 2:30 pm"

New Accounts Series: Opening Accounts for Nonresident Aliens

Special requirements. CIP. Tax reporting. Foreign taxpayer identification numbers. You need to know about all these issues and more when opening accounts for people who are not US citizens. You also must be able to differentiate between resident and nonresident aliens.

"November 04, 2021 2:23 pm"

The FFIEC’s 13 Exam Objectives for Business Continuity & Resilience

Solid business continuity planning in action can be an amazing thing. Is your plan robust and ready? The FFIEC has promulgated 13 exam objectives on this issue. Will you pass the examination? Will your plan sail you through the potential “floodgates” of the next emergency, or will it take on water?

"November 03, 2021 8:15 am"

Find out how credit unions wrapped up the third quarter

Attend Callahan & Associates 3Q21 Trendwatch on Tuesday, November 9 at 7: 00 AM HST.

"November 02, 2021 3:47 pm"

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union employees celebrate the “Power of Pink”

October was breast cancer awareness month. To support the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) once again raised green for the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign to help prevent breast cancer in men and women.

"November 02, 2021 1:18 pm"

Spirited Halloween brings all treats and no tricks to Hawaii credit unions

Credit unions across the state donned costumes to celebrate Halloween.

"November 01, 2021 11:21 am"

Online library brings training videos to CU staff and volunteers

Your League offers training for credit union volunteers and professionals on a variety of topics. Check out our online library to view these videos.

"October 29, 2021 2:59 pm"

Diebold Nixdorf Educational Webinar Series 2021 continues with a look at Hook and Chain attacks

While fraud comes in all shapes and sizes, we’ve seen an increase in the number of physical attacks against freestanding drive-up ATMs this past year.

"October 29, 2021 2:34 pm"

Abrigo offers FASB’s CECL Prep Kit to help ease transition

It is important for your credit union to understand what is required by CECL guidance and to plan what you should be doing this year to prepare.

"October 29, 2021 1:13 pm"

CU Webinar Network presents Robbery Prevention, Response & Resilience

Is your financial institution safe? Is it perceived that way by members – or thieves? Any sign of weakness can attract criminals. Further, if accountholders feel unsafe, traffic will drop and so will profitability.

"October 29, 2021 1:07 pm"

HMDA Reporting Part 3: Commercial Lending Issues

We have a new webinar we think will spark your interest – and a coupon! Use COMPLIANCE-1128 for 10% off.

"October 29, 2021 11:23 am"

National job churn prompts need for training solutions

Credit unions have great need of training solutions at a moment in time when new staff are being brought on board frequently, thanks to a national job-churn trend sparked by reaction to the pandemic. 

"October 29, 2021 11:08 am"

November webinars from OnCourse Learning

Take advantage of these webinars this month!

"October 28, 2021 7:50 am"

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union raises over $17,000 for American Cancer Society

The pandemic could not stop Hawaii Island residents from donating to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society’s mission to advance cancer research and innovation.

"October 27, 2021 9:34 am"

Be an active partner in crime prevention

From robberies to fraud to cyber-attacks, crimes against financial institutions are real. Collaboration, communication, and cooperation are key components to successfully fight crime.

"October 27, 2021 9:05 am"

Catalyst Corporate teams with Advanced Fraud Solutions to offer TrueChecks®

To help credit unions combat rising instances of fraud, Catalyst Corporate announces a new partnership with Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS) to offer a state-of-the-art service designed to help minimize check fraud losses.

"October 27, 2021 8:50 am"

Turnkey is the key for a successful fundraising campaign

You are never left to figure out how to promote and execute a successful Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser.

"October 25, 2021 11:44 am"

Hawaii CUs celebrate International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union Day was celebrated on October 21 across the state.

"October 22, 2021 3:25 pm"

Addressing A Credit Union’s Biggest Cyber Threat – The Employees

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to an end, credit unions should consider and assess its most critical cyber threat – the employees! 

"October 20, 2021 11:06 am"

American Solutions for Business invites you to a holiday event

Discover holiday gift ideas from League business partner American Solutions for Business on October 26.

"October 20, 2021 8:00 am"

Share your ICU Day celebrations with us!

On Thursday, October 21, Hawaii credit unions join credit unions around the globe to celebrate all things credit union.

"October 19, 2021 11:51 am"

Sign up for NCUA Automated Cybersecurity Evaluation Toolbox Webinar

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is hosting a webinar the agency’s Automated Cybersecurity Evaluation Toolbox (ACET) at 9:00 a.m. HST on Thursday, October 28.

"October 19, 2021 11:44 am"

CUNA Mutual’s next Discovery Webinar set for Dec. 8

Mark your calendar for CUNA Mutual’s next Discovery Webinar, Span of Control: Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, and Ready to Get What You Really Want.

"October 19, 2021 8:52 am"

Join us on Maui for the 2022 HCUL Convention

Please join us in person at the 2022 Hawaii Credit Union League Convention. We are taking our convention to the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa from April 28-30, 2022.

"October 15, 2021 2:55 pm"

Loan Growth Strategies

The pandemic has forever changed the lending landscape. CUNA Mutual Group invites you to learn loan growth strategies.

"October 15, 2021 2:43 pm"

Zest AI brings powerful AI for credit and lending

Zest AI is a mission-driven software company that helps credit unions and banks answer their most important question: Who do I lend to? Zest’s Model Management System lets lenders break the limitations of traditional credit scores to identify good borrowers overlooked by legacy techniques.

"October 15, 2021 2:29 pm"

Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Buckley Technology Group

The pandemic response to COVID-19 has changed the way that many credit unions operate, initially requiring emergency IT decisions to adapt and modify network security controls. 

"October 15, 2021 2:24 pm"

Abrigo helps optimize portfolio risk and return

Gain meaningful insight into portfolio performance and discover significant time savings for your institution.

"October 15, 2021 2:13 pm"

Three Rules of Engagement for a Strong Data Strategy

Join us for the VantEdge Point Webinar on October 21, 2021.

"October 15, 2021 11:27 am"

Excel Made Clear: Building Error-Free Spreadsheets

In this valuable webcast, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, shares a variety of tricks and techniques you can use to improve the accuracy of your Excel spreadsheets. To help you create spreadsheets that are free of errors, David demonstrates how to implement Excel features and functions, such as the Hide and Protect feature, the Conditional Formatting feature, the VLOOKUP function, the SUBTOTAL function, and others.

"October 15, 2021 11:16 am"

Proven Prospect-to-Member Sales Techniques

Business development (AKA finding and retaining members) is of paramount importance to survival in today's financial industry. Every financial institution in your area wants your members—and your prospects. This insightful webinar will provide a proven system of 35 years to expand your business development efforts. You'll be ready to get some new members!

"October 15, 2021 11:00 am"

New series of FREE Small CU Webinars continues

Following the success of the CUNA/League System Small CU Webinar Series that concluded earlier this year, CUNA Mutual Group and LSC have graciously sponsored a second free series that runs weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. HST from Oct. 5-Nov. 9.

"October 15, 2021 10:48 am"

Robbery Prevention, Response & Resilience

Is your financial institution safe? Is it perceived that way by members - or thieves? Any sign of weakness can attract criminals. Further, if accountholders feel unsafe, traffic will drop and so will profitability.

"October 14, 2021 8:52 am"

Registration deadline EXTENDED for HCUL Governmental Affairs Symposium

You don't want to miss the 2021 Regulatory & Governmental Affairs Symposium on Friday, November 19.  The registration deadline has been extended to November 5, 2021. This virtual event will feature industry leaders sharing insights on topics you need to know about.  

"October 13, 2021 2:21 pm"

Hawaii Credit Union League CEO announces retirement

Please join us in extending best wishes for a happy, healthy retirement to Dennis as well as heartfelt gratitude for all he has done to perpetuate an environment for Hawaii credit unions to succeed.

"October 08, 2021 8:49 am"

e-Everything: Compliance in an Online Environment

Can you provide a non-sufficient funds or hold notice electronically so that notice is provided sooner? Should application or solicitation disclosures be given only after consent is given? Is posting your privacy notice on the website sufficient to replace the annual notice requirement? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

"October 07, 2021 2:01 pm"

“No Fee” Doesn’t Mean No Consequences

Alternative overdraft strategies can create additional challenges for members.

"October 07, 2021 1:52 pm"

BTG gets down to basics for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

What better way to acknowledge Cybersecurity Awareness Month than to revisit the basics and reestablish a foundation built on information security and cybersecurity best practices. 

"October 07, 2021 1:02 pm"

Proven Prospect-to-Member Sales Techniques

Business development (AKA finding and retaining members) is of paramount importance to survival in today's financial industry. Every financial institution in your area wants your members—and your prospects.

"October 07, 2021 8:39 am"

Discovery Webinar Series: Making Strategic Choices for Growth

The panel will share their perspectives on the growth challenges credit unions face today, what conclusions they took away from this research and what strategic choices are working to drive growth at their credit unions.

"October 06, 2021 10:54 am"

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union welcomes new board member

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce Sharon Sakai as the newest member of its Board of Directors.

"October 05, 2021 11:08 am"

Tom Cesar promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer of Aloha Pacific FCU

Tom Cesar, who joined APFCU’s executive management team in June 2020 as vice president and director of information technology, has more than 30 years of experience in IT and business solutions.

"October 05, 2021 10:49 am"

Plan your 2022 goals with CUAnalyzer

As 2022 approaches, your credit union may be having strategic discussions and setting goals for the upcoming year. CUAnalyzer can help ensure those discussions are focused and productive by providing pre-built and custom data packets.

"October 01, 2021 2:23 pm"

Intersect Online: Diebold Nixdorf’s Signature Conference Is Back!

We all know consumers act differently and want different things—but do we really know the motivations around “why” they act the way they do?

"October 01, 2021 2:05 pm"

Strategic Advisory Solutions draws on industry experience to develop and execute your strategic vision

Strategic Advisory Solutions works with you to identify priorities and objectives by developing a customizable plan that provides high-level strategic direction to take your credit union to its next level of excellence.

"October 01, 2021 1:22 pm"

Sign up for a FREE Webinar: Learn How Digital Banking Gets Personal

POPi/o’s mission is to facilitate human interaction in the world of digital banking. Full-service video banking not only allows credit unions to expand their service footprint, ending the inconvenient need for members to visit a branch, but also offers a way to preserve the human touch in the digital world. 

"October 01, 2021 11:51 am"

Abrigo helps optimize portfolio risk and return

Mahalo to all credit union representatives who participated in the September 27 webinar hosted by Abrigo. Now let Abrigo bring meaningful insight into portfolio performance and discover significant time savings for your credit union.

"October 01, 2021 10:13 am"

Denied Loan Requirements A to Z

It can be a long and winding road from loan application to fund disbursement. Sometimes an application doesn’t beget a borrower. Then what?

"October 01, 2021 9:11 am"

New series of FREE Small CU Webinars coming this month

Following the success of the CUNA/League System Small CU Webinar Series that concluded earlier this year, CUNA Mutual Group and LSC have graciously sponsored a second free series that runs weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. HST from Oct. 5-Nov. 9.

"October 01, 2021 8:29 am"

OnCourse Learning Webinars coming in October

Topical, affordable, and convenient online training you can use. On-demand recordings are available.