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"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.

"December 23, 2020 10:11 am"

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs warns of COVID-19 vaccine scams

The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) reminds Hawaii residents to guard against scam attempts tied to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. 

"December 23, 2020 7:28 am"

It’s a wrap! HFS FCU shines with Christmas Cheer

Christmas is in full effect at all HFS FCU branches on Hawaii island. Members are able to vote for their favorite department’s decorations.

"December 22, 2020 10:13 am"

Maui FCU staff masks-up in video for Maui County

Maui FCU staff created a fun video to support the County of Maui Wearing of Masks Campaign. 

"December 18, 2020 3:58 pm"

Hickam FCU brings holiday cheer to local charities

Staff at Hickam FCU helped spread Christmas cheer in the community.

"December 18, 2020 10:46 am"

Industry experts dispel myths and define the way to navigate DEI

The Maryland|District of Columbia (MD|DC) Credit Union Association held a session titled Road Map to Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) with industry experts who will help you navigate current DEI topics and trends.  With the permission of the MD|DC Credit Union Association this recorded session is being shared with Hawaii credit unions.

"December 17, 2020 3:23 pm"

CU Webinar Network revisits top webinars in 2020

As we get closer to closing the books on the year, it's time to look back at the topics that mattered most to you in 2020

"December 17, 2020 1:39 pm"

Credit Union Webinar Network offers prize package

We're posting daily on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter with a mix of original content, sharing from industry experts, and exclusive sales and specials.

"December 17, 2020 11:44 am"

Build your analytics muscle with Scarlett Sieber

In a recent VantEdge Point webinar, leading fintech voice Scarlett Sieber explored the changing world of technology, the impact of COVID-19 and the role data plays in the digital future.

"December 17, 2020 10:56 am"

Defending your data in a digital world

Discover how CUNA Mutual Group’s insurance solutions responded to recent credit union cyber breaches.

"December 17, 2020 10:23 am"

Mark Your Calendars for 2021 DE Training Registration

We believe that Development Education Training is more important now than ever before. 

"December 16, 2020 3:08 pm"

New year, new webinars from OnCourse Learning

Take a look at the upcoming OnCourse Learning webinars that kick-off 2021.

"December 16, 2020 10:45 am"

Valley Isle Community FCU lives up to its name

Serving its members is just part of doing business.

"December 16, 2020 8:46 am"

CUNA Mutual Group, Inclusiv Launch CDFI Awareness and Certification Campaign

Expanding the network of CDFI-certified credit unions will benefit consumers in unserved and underserved areas.

"December 15, 2020 1:10 pm"

CUNA Awards recognize credit unions for social responsibility, exceptional member service, and financial literacy programs

Each year CUNA promotes three award programs that recognize credit unions that go above and beyond to serve members, the community, and promote youth and adult financial literacy.

"December 11, 2020 3:20 pm"

Maui County Federal Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

On December 9, 2020, Maui County Federal Credit Union (FCU) broke ground on the future site of its Wailuku branch and headquarters in Kehalani Village Center.

"December 11, 2020 10:00 am"

Merry Christmas from the HCUL Elves

Mask-up and Merry on!

"December 10, 2020 2:06 pm"

JMFA: Push Back Against Overdraft/NSF Fee Demand Letters

Fully disclosed overdraft programs have been widely accepted as a valuable banking service for over a decade. When consumers know what their overdraft limit is, they can rest assured that their financial institution will honor a transaction during their short-term need.

"December 10, 2020 1:51 pm"

Free On-Demand Webinar: Vendor Management Lifecycle & Due Diligence Best Practices

Financial institutions are required to have in place a comprehensive and Board-approved Vendor Management Program, which continues to be a focus and priority during examinations.

"December 10, 2020 1:46 pm"

Access latest Lunchbox & Learn helps your year-end projects

As the end of the year approaches, everyone is forced to look two ways at once. You’re closing business on the current year while also planning for the one to come.

"December 09, 2020 3:11 pm"

OnCourse Learning brings education to your desktop

Hawaii Credit Union offers a variety of education and training options including webinars targeted to specific operational or regulatory needs.

"December 09, 2020 2:43 pm"

CU Webinar Network unveils 2021 training line up

Whatever challenges 2021 brings, CU Webinar Network will keep your training up to date and on target.

"December 09, 2020 10:26 am"

Starting fresh with financial well-being for all

There is opportunity in crisis. An opportunity to grow and learn; an opportunity to connect our values with our mission; an opportunity to put financial well-being at the center of our strategy so we can live that mission; and an opportunity to engrain diversity, equity and inclusion into our work.

"December 08, 2020 12:54 pm"

Maui County FCU partners with Wrappily for Angel Tree program

Maui County Federal Credit Union (FCU) announced a new addition to its partnership with The Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

"December 08, 2020 12:49 pm"

Over $8,000 Raised for Breast Cancer Prevention on Maui

Maui County FCU raised over $8,000 in support of Maui Health Foundation’s Kokua for a Cause campaign, supporting breast cancer prevention for individuals on Maui by providing life-saving mammograms and biopsies for individuals who are uninsured or under insured.

"December 08, 2020 12:45 pm"

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union raises nearly $49,000 for Hawaii’s most vulnerable

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is proving there is nothing stronger than the power of community after raising $48,924 in donations during its annual Market Day events in October.

"December 07, 2020 8:01 am"

An Inside Look at CDFI Credit Unions

As your League, we are committed to the success of our member credit unions. Created by Congress in 1994, the CDFI program was designed to combine federal money with private capital to help qualified financial institutions meet the need of under-served communities that typically lack access to affordable loans and safe financial services.

"December 04, 2020 4:28 pm"

Vendor Management Consulting Services

Buckley Technology Group provides three levels of service which are customizable allowing your organization the flexibility to select the level of assistance and support required to efficiently maintain your Vendor Management Program (VM).

"December 04, 2020 4:13 pm"

Plan for 2021 with confidence

Proven overdraft solution and cost-saving strategies can provide income to fund service initiatives.

"December 04, 2020 3:54 pm"

Harland Clarke checks deliver your unique brand and messaging

Harland Clarke Custom CheckFolio offers increased branding and functionality, creating a powerful marketing vehicle that reaches customers over months of writing checks.

"December 04, 2020 3:32 pm"

Does your current deposit strategy check all the boxes?

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.

"December 04, 2020 3:14 pm"

Compease is your salary administration solution

When it comes to compensation, there are always so many factors to consider. From your budget to performance ratings, current compensation, peer compensation, the current market, survey data, and more, it can be a lot to handle. 

"December 04, 2020 12:20 pm"

Another record drop in mortgage rates present growth opportunities for credit unions

Hawaii CU Solutions helps credit unions large and small in the mortgage lending process.

"December 03, 2020 10:51 am"

Boards and commissions statewide have vacancies to fill

The Governor’s office is seeking qualified volunteers to fill vacancies on boards and commissions statewide.

"December 03, 2020 10:24 am"

Kauai credit unions surpass food bank fundraising goal

Mahalo to Kauai’s Credit Unions’ members and staff who made donations to the Sharing the Thanks of Giving food drive benefiting the Kauai Independent Food Bank.

"December 03, 2020 10:06 am"

Credit Union Coalition surpasses Hawaii Foodbank fundraising goal

Hawaii Foodbank expressed deep gratitude to Oahu credit unions for a phenomenal Credit Union Coalition campaign.

"December 03, 2020 9:24 am"

Aloha Pacific FCU gives away Hawaii Restaurant Holiday Cards to members in need

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union is offering $20,000 in Hawaii Restaurant Holiday Cards – 100 cards with a value of $200 each – in a random drawing for members whose livelihoods have been affected by the ongoing pandemic.

"November 30, 2020 2:03 pm"

Collections and Bankruptcy Seminar coming in March

The world of the delinquent member is never boring and it never stands still. Much has happened over the last few months that directly impact your Collections Department.

"November 25, 2020 3:15 pm"

COVID-19 Best Practices for Overdraft Services

Sharpen your focus to maintain compliance amid pandemic distractions.

"November 25, 2020 3:05 pm"

Adapt and Thrive as the “New Normal” Evolves

For the past few decades, the retail industry has led the technological revolution. They have done this out of competitive necessity to survive. Either you adjust to the changing consumer demands, or you begin a quick journey into irrelevance. Obviously, the recent COVID outbreak has exposed those that didn’t adjust soon enough.

"November 25, 2020 2:00 pm"

A Webinar for IT and Security staff: Reporting Critical Information Security Areas Upstream

One of the most critical aspects of any Information Security Program is communication and sharing information. Learn to help your credit union's Board and Executives understand ISP and risk.

"November 25, 2020 1:25 pm"

Pandemic or not, education and training continues

2020 will go down in history as the year the word "unprecedented" was completely overused. Many things changed including how education and training were delivered. The good news is, online training proved just as effective as in-person events. Plus, you can still get recognition through the League's Päkela Awards.

"November 20, 2020 1:53 pm"

Discovery 2020 Conference Content Now Available

Thousands of credit union leaders from across the country joined us for Discovery 2020 - a conference packed with insightful speakers and valuable content. Attendance was the highest we’ve ever seen, and engagement was off the charts.

"November 20, 2020 1:25 pm"

Closing the Experience Gap

According to the 2018-2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Annual Survey, for the first time in history, banks are delivering more customer satisfaction than credit unions.

"November 20, 2020 11:51 am"

Growing but Slowing—The Economy in 2021

Origence, a CU Direct Brand, offers up a free webinar with Dr. Elliot Eisenberg.

"November 19, 2020 3:57 pm"

Credit Union Coalition surpasses goal –and still going strong—in Hawaii Food Bank fundraiser

This Thanksgiving will look different with social distancing and restrictions on large gatherings.  While we can still give thanks for food and family, let’s also remember those who go hungry every day.

"November 19, 2020 11:26 am"

Now more than ever we need your voice at CUNA GAC

A new Congress—and a new administration—need to understand why credit unions matter. May we count on you to join us for 2021 CUNA GAC?

"November 19, 2020 11:05 am"

Join your CU peers at League hosted webinar: Exploring the building blocks of community finance

Hawaii Credit Union League’s contribution to the CUNA-League System Small CU Webinar Series comes to a desktop near you on January 12, 2021. Your League brings Exploring the Building Blocks of Community Finance, a webinar presented by Pablo DeFilippi, Inclusiv SVP of Membership and Network Engagement, and Terry Ratigan, Inclusiv Senior Consultant.

"November 18, 2020 3:58 pm"

December line up of CUNA and leagues live and recorded webinars

Start adapting industry best practices to the unique challenges of your small credit union. CUNA-League System Small CU Webinar Series is a new live and recorded webinar series that’s free for CUNA and League members.

"November 18, 2020 3:47 pm"

OnCourse Learning webinars coming in December

The end of 2020 brings more online training for your credit union.

"November 18, 2020 3:38 pm"

CU Webinar Network training coming in December

Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars.

"November 18, 2020 10:48 am"

Bringing hope through fundraising success

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is proving there is nothing stronger than the power of community after raising $48,924 in donations during its annual Market Day events in October.

"November 17, 2020 3:10 pm"

Modified LifeSmarts program still needs CU support

LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge is a program of the National Consumers League was established in 1994 as an educational opportunity for students in the 6th -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 17, 2020 12:45 pm"

Credit unions make list of most charitable companies

Hawaii Business Magazine recently published its Most Charitable Companies list, which included four Hawaii credit unions.

"November 17, 2020 9:55 am"

Project Zip Code to play a crucial advocacy role this year

Congratulations to a few credit unions who already ran Project Zip Code with their year-end processing as 2020 has only begun. Join your colleagues, all credit unions need to engage in advocacy to better our industry.

"November 17, 2020 9:46 am"

Hawaii Credit Union League says Aloha to Dorie Fitchett

Long-time League employee and credit union industry veteran Dorie Fitchett retired this month.  For nearly 24 years, Fitchett worked at the League – first as a member services consultant, then in the regulatory department as the credit unions’ “go-to” person for understanding the ever-changing regulatory landscape. She was also well known as the League’s Bank Secrecy Act instructor.

"November 16, 2020 8:33 am"

Webinar: Major Changes to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Learn the latest collection rules regarding electronic communications, violation interpretations, oversight of debt collectors, and more.

"November 13, 2020 2:51 pm"

American Solutions for Business invites you to a virtual expo

We've partnered with some of our favorite suppliers to share new products and ideas with you. 

"November 13, 2020 2:30 pm"

No-Tricks Overdraft Strategy

Five ways to treat your members with financial peace of mind.

"November 13, 2020 2:21 pm"

JMFA Contract Optimizer podcast shows how quickly significant savings can be realized

Listen to this podcast from one of our business partners for some real-world examples and practical advice for securing savings in your vendor contracts without creating additional workload.

"November 13, 2020 2:04 pm"

CU Solutions introduces Carvana $100 cash back offer on the purchase of any used car and more

At CU Solutions Group, we wake up in the morning and go to bed at night thinking about how we can help you successfully make a positive impact on the lives of the members you serve.

"November 13, 2020 1:29 pm"

Instant card issuance can revolutionize your members’ experience

Harland Clarke’s Card@Once is your credit union’s comprehensive solution for secure, in-branch card personalization and instant issue debit and credit cards.

"November 13, 2020 12:19 pm"

ADA Accessibility Rules – Where We Stand

In the age of Covid-19, CUSG and AudioEye are meeting an increased demand for digital accessibility testing and remediation services as credit unions and their members have become even more reliant on digital services.

"November 13, 2020 11:38 am"

Why Investment Services Are Crucial to Your Members...

...And How to Make Them Core to Your Credit Union

"November 13, 2020 11:08 am"

Credit Union Webinar Network sessions this week

Learn in the comfort of your home, office, or home office!

"November 13, 2020 10:38 am"

This week in OnCourse webinar training

OnCourse Learning webinars coming this week. Not a morning person? Recorded sessions will be available.

"November 10, 2020 11:47 am"

HFS FCU supports Breast Cancer Awareness in October

HFS FCU was excited to donate $1,120 to American Cancer Society Hawaii Island during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. 

"November 10, 2020 11:18 am"

HCUL Finance Committee Meeting notice

The HCUL Finance Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 via Zoom.