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"September 16, 2021 8:43 am"

Webinar introduces Abrigo CECL solution

Your League recently announced a strategic alliance with Abrigo that will help credit unions with the complexities of new CECL requirements.

"September 15, 2021 12:18 pm"

Get to know League staff: Pt. 8 Eugene Davis

Reformed bankers, a former radio DJ, two sets of twins, and long-tenured employees. What do you know about your League staff?  Whether you are new to credit unions in Hawaii or veterans of the movement, it’s time to get to know your League staff.

"September 15, 2021 8:26 am"

HCUL wins $25,000 for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network

Our credit unions’ participation in #ilovemycreditunion resulted in a $25,000 donation to Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network!

"September 15, 2021 8:17 am"

Hawaii Law Enforcement FCU officially opens new location

After 30 years of calling Young Street home, Hawaii Law Enforcement FCU moved a few blocks away on South King Street to a larger new headquarters.

"September 15, 2021 7:52 am"

NCUA MDI mentoring grant round reopens with $100,000 available for eligible MDI credit unions

Federally insured credit unions with both the minority depository institution and low-income designations are eligible to apply for the National Credit Union Administration’s MDI mentoring grants between Oct. 11 and Oct. 29.

"September 10, 2021 3:03 pm"

Virtual Member Services Skills Workshop

Join us for a practical and proven approach to member service that communicates the philosophy that members should be treated better than they expect. Designed for anyone in a member-facing role to succeed in the new credit union culture of service. 

"September 10, 2021 10:10 am"

Strategic Planning for Credit Unions

Join this lively webinar to learn best practices for creating a thriving strategic plan.

"September 10, 2021 10:04 am"

Hot Topics in Social Media Engagement for Credit Unions

Engagement is a critical measure of your social media strategy. But how do you track it? This powerful webinar will cover hot topics, today’s trends, empowering staff, measuring social media impact, and different facets of engagement.

"September 10, 2021 9:52 am"

Electronic Returned Items: Meeting Error Resolution Requirements & Combating Fraud

In this session, we will review instances where institutions have failed to comply with Reg E or misapplied the regulation and provide you with best practices and tools to avoid a similar fate.

"September 10, 2021 9:38 am"

Electronic Banking Compliance: Electronic Services Risk Mitigation

This session will begin with an overview of the many risks credit unions must consider when offering electronic banking services and the need for comprehensive risk assessments and risk mitigation strategies.

"September 10, 2021 9:30 am"

Teller Compliance Issues - UCC 3 & 4, Reg CC and BSA

During this program, we will cover many teller regulatory and compliance issues.

"September 09, 2021 4:28 pm"

Hawaii State FCU welcomes Warren Altona and Reid Hinaga to regional retail team

Hawaii State FCU is pleased to announce the hiring of Warren Keone Altona as regional manager, East Oahu and Maui, and Reid Hinaga as regional manager, in-store program.

"September 09, 2021 8:18 am"

Support Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids now

KSSK will be broadcasting Radiothon for Kids LIVE from their studios today (Sept. 9) and tomorrow (Sept. 10).

"September 08, 2021 2:24 pm"

Plan now for International Credit Union Day – Oct. 21, 2021

Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow is the theme this year.

"September 08, 2021 10:44 am"

Hawaii Island credit unions among the best

Hawaii Tribune-Herald, the Hilo area’s daily newspaper, named credit unions in its annual “Best of…” publication. This publication features the best people, places, and things in East Hawaii.

"September 08, 2021 10:35 am"

Get to know League staff Pt. 8: Annette Wedemeyer

Reformed bankers, a former radio DJ, two sets of twins, and long-tenured employees. What do you know about your League staff?  Whether you are new to credit unions in Hawaii or veterans of the movement, it’s time to get to know your League staff.

"September 08, 2021 8:21 am"

Hawaii credit unions participating special fundraiser to honor Kapiolani’s Martha Smith

Martha Smith was Hawaii Pacific Health Care System’s executive vice president of Oahu operations and chief executive officer of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, and Straub Medical Center. Sadly, she passed away in March of this year at age 63.

"September 07, 2021 7:43 am"

Real-time voice authentication and fraud prevention service for credit union call centers

Illuma Labs, a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO), specializes in voice authentication software for call centers. Illuma Shield, their core product, is an easy-to-deploy solution that uses advanced voice recognition technology to replace traditional knowledge-based authentication practices.

"September 03, 2021 1:17 pm"

Verafin can help all areas of your credit union combat financial crime

Verafin is the industry leader in enterprise financial crime management, providing a cloud-based, secure software platform for fraud detection and management, BSA/AML compliance and management, high-risk customer management and information sharing.

"September 03, 2021 12:55 pm"

Strengthen member relationships by offering discounts on TurboTax

Your members don't need to be a tax expert to get their taxes done right. With TurboTax, your members will get their taxes done right with 100% accurate calculations and their biggest possible refund, guaranteed! And your members can save up to $15 on TurboTax products.

"September 03, 2021 10:31 am"

Handling Deceased Accounts

During this program, we will look at the checks and all the questions you get asked every day. Insurance checks, treasury checks and regular checks, what are you supposed to do and what can you do to help the account holder and his or her family.

"September 03, 2021 10:15 am"

Here are your webinars for September!

New month, new webinars designed to keep you up-to-date and informed.

"September 03, 2021 9:57 am"

Two-part webinar series on Electronic Banking Compliance

This program will address electronic banking issues that are less evident than debit cards and ACH transactions, including what credit unions are required to do to comply with the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESign). We'll also discuss disclosures and procedures needed for other electronic services.

"September 03, 2021 9:41 am"

Liabilities & Responsibilities of New & Experienced Directors

Are you a director? Do you understand the potential liability inherent in your position? Do you have a good handle on regulatory compliance and your responsibilities? This interesting program will present what you need to know in lay terms.

"September 03, 2021 9:25 am"

Learn how to build performing loans and maximize cross-selling strategies at Virtual CU Lending Institute

Join us for this high impact, interactive, and informational course on specialized consumer loan sales & underwriting. Loans are the ‘life blood’ of your credit union and needs to be setup and delivered in the most efficient and effective manner. 

"September 03, 2021 9:13 am"

Inclusiv offers targeted CDFI support services for Minority Depository Institutions

The next round of CDFI funding ($1.75 billion) will be targeted specifically to MDIs; however, only 15% of minority-designated credit unions are CDFI certified.

"September 02, 2021 9:00 am"

Credit Union Coalition celebrates food drive success

Credit unions across the state partnered with Hawaii Credit Union League and Hawaii Foodbank on Oahu and neighbor island food banks in the fight against hunger.

"September 01, 2021 10:38 am"

Get to know League staff Pt. 7 - Becky Jandoc

Reformed bankers, a former radio DJ, two sets of twins, and long-tenured employees. What do you know about your League staff?  Whether you are new to credit unions in Hawaii or veterans of the movement, it’s time to get to know your League staff.

"September 01, 2021 9:11 am"

Hawaii State FCU to open four new branch locations in Safeway Stores on Oahu and Maui

Hawaii State FCU has announced that it will open four new branch locations inside Safeway stores on Oahu and Maui: Safeway Kapahulu, Safeway Hawaii Kai, Safeway Kailua and Safeway Kihei. The credit union plans to open its first in-store branch at Safeway Kapahulu by the end of 2021, with the remaining three locations slated for 2022. 

"September 01, 2021 8:50 am"

NCUA will host two events for Minority Depository Institutions in the Western Region on September 30, 2021

Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions during the trends presentation and the panel discussion.

"September 01, 2021 8:38 am"

NCUA Awards Grants to Assist Low-Income Credit Unions, including five from Hawaii

The National Credit Union Administration awarded $1.5 million in Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grants to help 105 low-income credit unions expand outreach to underserved communities and improve digital services and security.

"August 31, 2021 11:39 am"

Help is available for credit unions seeking CDFI certification

In late 2020, CUNA Mutual Group and Inclusiv launched the CDFI Awareness and Certification Campaign to help expand the network of CDFI certified credit unions.

"August 31, 2021 11:33 am"

Access Lunchbox and Learn: Empowering Remote HR Teams with CartaHR

Chances are your team is challenged in accessing employee documents that exist offsite or in your office while you work from home. The need for efficiency and security in the digital delivery of your employee documents is paramount.

"August 31, 2021 11:10 am"

Virtual CU Lending Institute set for November

Save the date and join your peers for a high impact, interactive, and informative virtual training course on consumer lending. This course is uniquely crafted to maximize the time spent in an eLearning environment.

"August 27, 2021 4:20 pm"

Hot Topics in Social Media Engagement for Credit Unions

With over 200 million Americans using social media in 2021, the number of people spending time on platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and others continues to grow.

"August 27, 2021 12:36 pm"

Bridging the gap between credit unions and the evolving regulatory environment

Today, credit unions must clear more regulatory hurdles and expend more resources to stay compliant. You need an affordable, personal compliance consultant to keep up with new and evolving laws and regulations.

"August 27, 2021 12:13 pm"

Let's get digital!

Rate Reset is a Financial Technology company that serves credit unions and banks.

"August 27, 2021 11:59 am"

Credit unions must comply with the FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Assurance Program

Earlier this year, Buckley Technology Group (BTG) notified clients about an important regulatory update regarding the requirements and expectations to comply with the FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Program.  The Federal Reserve Banks (FRB) communicated that the purpose of the Program is to ensure financial institutions maintain security controls and safeguards over FedLine applications utilized. 

"August 27, 2021 11:52 am"

Help is available for credit unions seeking CDFI certification

In late 2020, CUNA Mutual Group and Inclusiv launched the CDFI Awareness and Certification Campaign to help expand the network of CDFI certified credit unions.

"August 27, 2021 8:18 am"

New League business partner to help credit unions with new CECL requirements

SEC filers and experts recommend starting CECL implementation ASAP to have the best opportunity for a smooth transition. 

"August 26, 2021 4:04 pm"

Electronic Returned Items: Meeting Error Resolution Requirements & Combating Fraud

Regulation E has ranked third in the number of cited violations and enforcement actions during the last couple of years, behind Regulation Z and Regulation DD.

"August 26, 2021 3:51 pm"

Dealing with Difficult Members: 5 Foolproof Techniques

Ever see a human thundercloud? Is it walking toward you? Learn to meet such a challenge professionally, confidently, and successfully.

"August 26, 2021 3:39 pm"

Not All Traditional IRA Contributions Are Deductible

Ascensus, provider of the League’s Virtual IRA Essentials & Advanced IRA Seminar, offers helpful information on all things IRA. Click the link to register for the upcoming seminar!

"August 26, 2021 8:00 am"

Streamlined CDFI Application Qualifying Round Opens Sept. 12

Federally insured, low-income credit unions seeking a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certification can apply for the National Credit Union Administration’s streamlined qualification process between Sept. 12 and Oct. 15.

"August 25, 2021 11:27 am"

Let CDFI certification positively impact your credit union and members

People matter at credit unions. Helping disadvantaged consumers in your field of membership builds upon the people-helping-people philosophy that drives the credit union movement.

"August 25, 2021 10:13 am"

Get to know League staff Pt. 6 - Laurie Okawa Moore

Reformed bankers, a former radio DJ, two sets of twins, and long-tenured employees. What do you know about your League staff? 

"August 25, 2021 9:09 am"

Miracle Jeans Day pivots in 2021

Many credit unions look forward to Credit Unions 4 Kids’ annual Miracle Jeans Day. For a minimum $5.00 donation to Children’s Miracle Network, you can wear your favorite pair of jeans to work.

"August 23, 2021 12:08 pm"

Overdraft protection act & addressing fees

In this episode JMFA’s EVP of Compliance Review, Cheryl Lawson, shares insight on recent topics making news headlines.

"August 23, 2021 12:02 pm"

Buckley Technology Group: Your Secure Technology Solution

As your trusted technology partner, Buckley Technology Group (BTG) offers products and services needed to protect your credit union’s information assets, secure technology systems, and effectively manage compliance.

"August 23, 2021 11:20 am"

Eltropy offers the best text messaging platform for credit unions

Eltropy is built and designed specifically for credit unions. Eltropy’s team of experts will help your credit union engage with members in a TCPA-compliant manner.

"August 23, 2021 11:15 am"

Zogo asked four students how they really want to learn

This approach can be valuable to credit unions in helping students understand sound financial practices.

"August 23, 2021 11:07 am"

Abrigo helps your credit union manage risk and increase profitability

Abrigo Asset/Liability Management is a web-based model designed to help you optimize net interest margin, assess risk exposure, and develop contingency funding plans. 

"August 23, 2021 10:49 am"

Changing the consumer experience in banking

There has been a significant surge in the use of QR codes around the world in 2020. In fact, a recent survey by Statista, found that close to 50% of consumers in the US and UK have increased their use of QR codes since March 2020. QR codes are everywhere: at restaurants replacing the once all-inclusive menu; in magazines, sending us to the latest workouts and recipes; on food packages, on direct mail and now even at the ATM.

"August 18, 2021 2:31 pm"

Excel Made Clear: Budget Spreadsheets

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, shows you how to create resilient and effective budget spreadsheets in this illuminating presentation.

"August 18, 2021 2:10 pm"

OnCourse Learning Webinars for the Month of September

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

"August 18, 2021 10:07 am"

HOCU hosts first contactless Shred-It Day

HOCU (Honolulu Federal Credit Union) recently hosted their first Shred-It Day for community members since the COVID-19 pandemic began 18 months ago.

"August 18, 2021 9:58 am"

3 Emerging Trends From 2Q21 Data

Last Wednesday, Callahan hosted 2Q21 Trendwatch. In this quarterly meeting, we outlined significant industrywide trends through the second quarter of 2021.

"August 18, 2021 9:42 am"

Hawaii State FCU awards $100,000 in scholarships to Hawaii students

Hawaii State FCU announced recipients of its Lowell Kalapa Scholarship program who will receive a combined total of $100,000 in scholarships.

"August 18, 2021 9:26 am"

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union announces new President/Chief Executive Officer

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the selection of Greg Young as the credit union’s new President/Chief Executive Officer.

"August 18, 2021 9:14 am"

Free webinar to explain CDFI certification process and how to access grants

Since most credit unions in Hawaii are Minority Depository Institution (MDI) designated, or MDI eligible, they are uniquely positioned to apply for those resources BUT to do so, they need to obtain their CDFI certification.

"August 18, 2021 8:00 am"

Get to know League staff Pt. 5 - Paula Sumimoto Matsushima

Reformed bankers, a former radio DJ, two sets of twins, and long-tenured employees. What do you know about your League staff?  Whether you are new to credit unions in Hawaii or veterans of the movement, it’s time to get to know your League staff.

"August 16, 2021 1:09 pm"

Harland Clarke appoints Lee Minor as account executive for all Hawaii credit unions

The decades long partnership between the League and Harland Clarke has brought significant value to League member credit unions. Harland Clarke recently named Lee Minor as dedicated account professional serving all Hawaii credit unions.

"August 16, 2021 9:58 am"

Make your list, check it twice, then call American Solutions for Business

Early planning will make holiday gifting merry and bright with American Solutions for Business.

"August 16, 2021 9:51 am"

Non-Traditional Players in Financial Services: Friend or Foe

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

"August 13, 2021 2:58 pm"

Resilience: a FEAH Zoom virtual session

In this virtual class on Resilience, we will start to make a vision of our best resilient selves, and take steps towards fulfilling that vision. These skills will help to provide you balance and a sense of purpose in both your professional and personal lives. It will be a fun, introspective dive! If you commit and put in the work, you stand to take away so much!  

"August 13, 2021 1:37 pm"

Loan Underwriting 101: Interviewing, Credit Reports, Debt Ratios & Regulation B

If you’re new to the underwriting process, this webinar is designed just for you! Learn the essentials of underwriting, including documentation, calculations, analysis, and regulatory compliance. You’ll walk away with tools and tips that will help you every day.

"August 13, 2021 1:31 pm"

Maximizing Cyber Security Soundness & Minimizing Incidents

Cyber security is top of mind throughout the financial industry. Today’s news is filled with stories of cyber attacks, hacks, and data breaches. Real-world cyber security threats, industry best practices, and effective techniques will all illustrate how to maximize soundness and minimize incidents.

"August 11, 2021 12:40 pm"

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union receives KKCC Pualu Award for Holomua Hawaii Program

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) was awarded the Pualu Award for Financial Leadership for its service to the community through the Holomua Hawaii grant program.

"August 09, 2021 1:32 pm"

Pandemic forces seismic shift in financial protection mindset

While the economic impact of COVID-19 on individuals and families has been about as divergent as possible, most people experienced a financial awakening of one form or another.

"August 09, 2021 11:37 am"

Join Verafin for a preventing losses webinar

Fraudsters are using tried-and-true methods to perpetrate fraud. From stolen checkbooks and near-perfect counterfeits to elaborate kiting schemes, in-clearing or on-us check fraud remains a significant challenge for financial institutions.

"August 09, 2021 10:49 am"

Strategic Advisory Solutions will help management and board formulate and execute a successful strategic plan

Steer your entire organization in the same direction to arrive at the right destination.

"August 09, 2021 10:25 am"

How to maintain a worry-free overdraft strategy

Ongoing employee education and transparency are invaluable. 

"August 09, 2021 9:50 am"

League Endorses Abrigo’s full suite of ALM, credit, lending, and portfolio risk products

Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) has endorsed Abrigo’s full suite of ALM, credit, lending, and portfolio risk products to aid its member credit unions in streamlining loan origination, enhancing credit analysis, optimizing their portfolio risk, and making better strategic decisions.

"August 06, 2021 2:38 pm"

Dealing with Difficult Members: 5 Foolproof Techniques

Ever see a human thundercloud? Is it walking toward you? Learn to meet such a challenge professionally, confidently, and successfully.

"August 06, 2021 11:42 am"

BSA Officer Fall Update - Where Are We Now?

During this program, we will cover where we are on the key elements of BSA.

"August 06, 2021 11:36 am"

Strategic Planning for Credit Unions - It's All About Your Strategy

Your credit union is unique so your Strategic Plan should be unique as well.

"August 06, 2021 11:28 am"

FDCPA for the 21st Century

In late 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two final rules making significant updates to Regulation F which implements the FDCPA. These changes are effective on November 30, 2021.

"August 06, 2021 8:52 am"

Exciting speaker line-up set for Governmental Affairs Seminar

he 2021 Regulatory & Governmental Affairs Conference will be held virtually on Friday, November 19.  Please join us online at the Governmental Affairs Symposium to hear insights from industry leaders. 

"August 05, 2021 8:00 am"

Get to know League staff Pt. 4 - Wendy Kishida

Reformed bankers, a former radio DJ, two sets of twins, and long-tenured employees. What do you know about your League staff?  Whether you are new to credit unions in Hawaii or veterans of the movement, it’s time to get to know your League staff.

"August 04, 2021 8:20 am"

Say hello to intelligent indirect lending

When it comes to indirect lending, we see things a little differently. We see The Big Picture.

"August 03, 2021 3:09 pm"

Hawaii State FCU donates $24,500 to local foodbanks

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) announced today that it has donated a total of $24,500 and more than two tons of food to local foodbanks on Oahu and Maui, as a result of its 2021 company-wide food drive.

"August 03, 2021 2:23 pm"

Social Media Blitz Makes Credit Unions a Hot Topic This Summer

Mahalo to Hawaii credit unions for sharing the love!

"August 03, 2021 8:00 am"

Get to know your League staff: Pt 3 - Grant Kashiwabara

Reformed bankers, a former radio DJ, two sets of twins, and long-tenured employees. What do you know about your League staff? Whether you are new to credit unions in Hawaii or veterans of the movement, it’s time to get to know your League staff.

"August 02, 2021 2:01 pm"

Pandemic forces seismic shift in financial protection mindset

While the economic impact of COVID-19 on individuals and families has been about as divergent as possible, most people experienced a financial awakening of one form or another.

"August 02, 2021 1:55 pm"

Member experience. Are you delivering on your brand promise?

26% of consumers ages 18 to 29 use online word-of-mouth and another 45% use face-to-face discussions to choose financial products. [S. Radoff Associates]

"August 02, 2021 1:48 pm"

American Solutions for Business has all your ICU Day giveaways

International Credit Union Day (ICU) is October 21, 2021. This year's ICU Day theme is “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow”.

"August 02, 2021 1:38 pm"

How to unlock your credit rewards program’s full potential to delight members

As the economy opens back up, credit card spending is beginning to reach pre-pandemic levels. Now is a good time to re-evaluate the strength of your own credit program. 

"July 30, 2021 1:01 pm"

Take advantage of more free small CU webinars

Marketing, branding, sales, and service topics highlight this set of webinars.

"July 30, 2021 12:50 pm"

Join your peers at Trendwatch 2QT21

Find out how credit unions wrapped up the first quarter. 

"July 30, 2021 11:48 am"

Pandemic did not prevent five Hawaii students from WCMS graduation

In a time where the word “unprecedented” is overused, a surfboard illustrates six feet for distancing purposes, and Zoom meetings are the new normal, five credit union professionals persevered to graduate from Western CUNA Management School (WCMS).

"July 28, 2021 3:38 pm"

Time is running out! Support the Credit Union Coalition's Annual Food Drive Campaign! 

Before the pandemic, food insecurity levels were the lowest in 20 years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created economic hardship unlike anything since the Great Depression – erasing the progress made with food insecurity over the last few decades. It will likely take years to overcome.

"July 28, 2021 10:33 am"

Power up to transform your career with CUNA Councils

Save $100 when you join before August 31.st

"July 27, 2021 3:17 pm"

WE NEED YOUR VOICE! ARE YOU READY TO USE IT?

Your voice matters for AUTHENTIC, HIGH-ENERGY CONVERSATION on why we love our credit unions.

"July 27, 2021 2:55 pm"

Hickam FCU, Hawaii State FCU named to Financial Brand Top 100 list

Since 2013, The Financial Brand has tracked thousands of banks and credit unions using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram in its Power 100 social media database.

"July 27, 2021 2:27 pm"

Hawaii Central FCU employee receives prestigious Macha and PacPay scholarship

Hawaii Central FCU’s Kein Jay Bayawa has been selected by the Mid-Atlantic Clearing House Association, Inc. (Macha) and Pacific Payments Alliance (PacPay) as one of five scholarship recipients.

"July 27, 2021 2:09 pm"

HFS FCU members and staff raise $10,000 for 2 local foundations

Throughout the month of June, HFS Federal Credit Union staff and members helped to raise funds for two local foundations during their Annual Fundraiser.

"July 27, 2021 1:43 pm"

Valley Isle Community FCU held a spirited week of Olympic games

To celebrate Employee Appreciation Week, Valley Isle Community FCU got into the spirit of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by holding its 1st Employee Appreciation Olympics.

"July 26, 2021 11:40 am"

Former Hawaii resident is your new CSS representative

Working cooperatively to help your credit union succeed, leagues and CUNA partner through CUNA Strategic Services (CSS) to offer innovative products and services.

"July 26, 2021 9:29 am"

Catalyst Corporate teams with Advanced Fraud Solutions to offer TrueChecks®

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

"July 26, 2021 9:13 am"

How to mitigate rising check fraud

Payment’s fraud has been around for as long as humans have used payment tools for commerce. The key for financial institutions has been to stay a step ahead of fraudsters.