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"May 12, 2021 10:15 am"

Children’s Miracle Network celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

It’s for kids like Haumea that Hawaii credit unions have been fundraising for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network since 1998. Mahalo to Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids for continuing to fundraise for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. As the nation celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the spotlight shines on precious Haumea.

"May 12, 2021 9:23 am"

Sign up for Origence Lending Industry Insights Webcast

Join us for an update on today’s credit union lending environment. Featuring speakers from Experian and Deloitte, the webcast will be a great opportunity to hear experts discuss important topics for credit union lenders.

"May 12, 2021 8:26 am"

Ryan Morita and Monica Toguchi Ryan reelected to Hawaii State FCU board of directors

Hawaii State FCU announced Ryan Morita, economic program manager for the Hawaii State Energy Office at the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), and Monica Toguchi Ryan, owner and president of Highway Inn, were reelected to its volunteer Board of Directors.

"May 10, 2021 1:04 pm"

Sign up for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Virtual Conference

Please join your peers for a dynamic virtual conference focused on building collaboration to prevent and respond to the abuse and exploitation of our elders in Hawai'i.

"May 07, 2021 2:48 pm"

Marketing in 2021: Virtual Relationships & the New Consumer

Is your marketing keeping up with the shifting sands of consumer attitudes and behavior? Remaining relevant is harder than ever before and virtual relevance is key to reaching fickle consumers. The competition is stiff. Give your marketing game a boost with this jam-packed program.

"May 07, 2021 10:55 am"

$1.5 Million Available; Credit Unions Should Review Eligibility Before Applying

Low-income-designated credit unions seeking Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grants in 2021 will be able to apply from now through June 26, the National Credit Union Administration announced.

"May 07, 2021 9:57 am"

Join your peers at Trendwatch 1QT21

Join Callahan's Jay Johnson and Jon Jeffreys for Trendwatch on Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. HST to learn about credit union performance trends from the first quarter of 2021. 

"May 07, 2021 8:49 am"

The theme is here! Get a head start on your ICU Day celebrations

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

"May 06, 2021 3:33 pm"

Collection Series: The Virtual World of Collections

This riveting webinar will walk you through the best practices of imagining and managing a virtual collections process that effectively serves both borrowers and lenders.

"May 06, 2021 3:14 pm"

Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union to continue PPP as federal funds are exhausted

As reported by The New York Times, four weeks before its scheduled end, the federal government’s signature aid effort for small businesses ravaged by the pandemic — the Paycheck Protection Program — ran out of funding on Tuesday afternoon and stopped accepting most new applications. Congress allocated $292 billion to fund the program’s most recent round of loans, said the Times, and nearly early all that money has now been exhausted. The Small Business Administration (SBA), which runs the program, informed lenders, and trade groups on Tuesday.

"May 06, 2021 12:05 pm"

Personal loans: The fastest growing segment of consumer debt

The personal loan market has experienced significant growth over the past ten years. The growth of these loans, accelerated by the pandemic economy, means more consumers are seeking alternatives to credit cards and payday loans.

"May 06, 2021 11:19 am"

Beyond 2020: People, Product, Process, Technology, Experience

FIS is excited to host Sundeep Kapur from Digital Credence for a complimentary one-hour engagement.

"May 06, 2021 11:00 am"

Identifying high-risk entities & mitigating risk

Financial institutions are facing increased expectations for identifying high-risk entities and mitigating sanctions risks. Gaps in sanctions management programs can result in unsatisfactory examinations, reputational damage, civil penalties or regulatory enforcement actions.

"May 06, 2021 10:28 am"

Instant Replay: A comprehensive video banking solution

While it's crucial to embrace digital banking strategies, human-to-human interactions still play a critical role in maintaining member satisfaction.

"May 06, 2021 10:19 am"

Next steps to agile records management

Simply put – a successful modern records management program needs to be agile. Forming a plan to stop the future accumulation of paper is the first.

"May 06, 2021 9:14 am"

Treasury Management: A Powerful Tool to Increase Deposits and Fee Income

During this basic course, we will review all the Treasury Management products and services that are available in the market.

"May 06, 2021 8:42 am"

Opening Accounts for Nonresident Aliens

It has always been challenging to open accounts for nonresident aliens and to identify the person we are doing business with. Since the USA PATRIOT Act, Customer Identification Program (CIP) law passed, opening these accounts and covering the required documentation and identification bases makes dealing with these accounts more challenging than ever. This issue is also a Bank Secrecy Act exam "hot spot" with the regulators as nonresident alien accounts are considered high risk.

"May 06, 2021 8:13 am"

Unpacking NCUA’s Joint Ownership Rule: New-Found Flexibility on Share Accounts

Get the scoop on NCUA’s recently finalized rule on joint accounts and share insurance. Learn about the flexibility provided under the new rule. It’s now easier than ever to meet the “signature” requirements using remote access.

"May 05, 2021 2:37 pm"

Keep up with compliance updates at HCUL Operations Compliance Seminar

The 2021 Operations Compliance Seminar will offer the latest updates and analyses of today’s most pressing issues in credit union compliance. 

"May 05, 2021 9:26 am"

Maui County FCU observes #VolunteerWeekHawaii

Maui County FCU employees and members volunteered 72 hours of community service to nonprofit organizations Maui Food Bank and Feed My Sheep.

"May 05, 2021 8:53 am"

Consumer confidence improving, but how much?

In the April CUNA Economic Update, CUNA senior economist Jordan van Rijn shares recent GPD numbers which have shown really strong and positive growth.

"May 05, 2021 8:44 am"

Oahu Aloha Chapter welcomes new NCUA Hawaii Supervisory Examiner

A highlight of its May 4 Zoom meeting, the Oahu Aloha Chapter featured a virtual meet-and-greet with Hawaii’s new NCUA Hawaii Supervisory Examiner Mimi Cadzow. She fills the position vacated by Debra Pockat who recently retired.

"May 04, 2021 1:15 pm"

Two months access to webinar: Evaluating the CEO in a Pandemic

Credit union directors face a daunting challenge this year as you consider how to review the performance of your credit union’s CEO. Many or all of your standard metrics will need to be thrown out and replaced with criteria that are specific to the context of the year.

"May 04, 2021 8:58 am"

Join us at the CU4Kids 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

Credit Unions for Kids is excited to celebrate 25 years of a successful program with our network of credit union partners and hospitals!

"April 30, 2021 3:29 pm"

Origence offers end-to-end mortgage platform for the ultimate origination experience

The Origence Mortgage Origination Platform is a fully integrated digital solution that covers the entire lending life cycle—from application to closing.

"April 30, 2021 3:16 pm"

CUMONEY® Visa TravelMoney ®—the solution to member travel needs

For a travel-oriented card that truly differentiates your credit union to your members, make LSC® your single destination.

"April 30, 2021 3:00 pm"

Higher overdraft fees can decrease revenue

Emerging from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, credit unions are focused on how to recover revenue lost to a decline in transaction volume and non-interest income sources. But as consumers remain cost sensitive and competition from fintechs increases, the short-term impact of raising service fees can damage member relationships and threaten long-term recovery.

"April 30, 2021 2:37 pm"

Sign up for Everbridge training

In today’s techno-centric environment, your employees, board, and members expect timely communication during emergencies.

"April 30, 2021 11:28 am"

CUNA Virtual facilitator school launched

Classes in training and facilitation await credit union leaders and trainers who attend CUNA Facilitator Certification Virtual School.

"April 30, 2021 11:02 am"

HR Dos & Don'ts in a Virtual World

HR issues are virtually plentiful! Today’s tumultuous environment and remote workers make HR issues more tenuous. Take this opportunity to learn about HR operations, landmines, management, policy, and more.

"April 30, 2021 10:38 am"

OnCourse Learning webinars for May, including a freebie!

From Truth in Lending to writing procedures, to hemp members, OnCourse Learning webinars set for May.

"April 29, 2021 8:07 am"

Maui credit unions help organization dedicated to providing affordable housing

The Credit Unions of Maui recently donated $5,000 to Hale Mahaolu, an organization that provides affordable housing option for individuals, families, seniors, and disabled in Maui County.

"April 28, 2021 9:40 am"

Hickam FCU staff clean up beach for Earth Day

Fifteen Hickam FCU employees and a handful of their relatives participated in Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii’s (SCH) Earth Day Beach Clean-Up.

"April 28, 2021 9:35 am"

CUs to work collectively on Summer foodbank initiative

Hawaii’s credit unions are stronger and better together.  During the months of June and July, Hawaii’s credit unions will be holding food drives/fundraisers to benefit foodbanks on its respective islands. 

"April 28, 2021 8:30 am"

Join your peers at Callahan 1Q21 Trendwatch

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

"April 26, 2021 1:23 pm"

JMFA offers complimentary overdraft disclosure review

Find out if your disclosures are putting you at risk.

"April 26, 2021 1:11 pm"

Visit the Credit Union Lounge at the FIS Emerald Event

Discover how to reimagine the credit union experience.

"April 26, 2021 11:23 am"

Free online volunteer training coming this Summer

Register today for these upcoming CU Volunteer webinars, brought to you and taught to you by Hawaii Credit Union League.

"April 26, 2021 9:36 am"

CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council announces Diamond Awards

CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council celebrated Diamond Awards Week by announcing winners in 35 categories through a series of daily virtual award ceremonies.

"April 16, 2021 1:10 pm"

REMINDER: CUNA Awards entries due May 3

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.

"April 15, 2021 1:25 pm"

Save the date for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day virtual event

Macha brings a virtual conference event to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15. Credit unions are invited to save the date for this event presented by a community-based team of government, financial institutions and community organizations in Hawaii. This event is sponsored in part by Hawaii Credit Union League.

"April 14, 2021 4:22 pm"

Congratulations to our convention door prize winners

Mahalo to our generous convention vendors for providing door prizes now being enjoyed by our credit union winners.

"April 14, 2021 2:28 pm"

Webinar: New QM Standards Under the Truth in Lending Act

On December 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two final rules that make significant changes to Regulation Z's ability to repay requirements. 

"April 14, 2021 8:38 am"

Modern lending begins and ends with a single origination platform

Modern life is more seamless and instant than ever. With Origence, you can deliver the ultimate origination experience—one that is faster, more personalized, and more aligned with how today’s world works.

"April 13, 2021 3:17 pm"

Webinar: Components of a Strong Information Security Program

In 1999, Congress passed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, requiring all financial institutions to have a written Information Security Program (ISP) based on a risk assessment that outlines how each institution is protecting confidential customer information.

"April 13, 2021 3:05 pm"

Webinar: Introduction to ACH

The ACH product has been around for a long time and it's easy to get complacent with it. It always works, so why mess with it. But, do you really understand what it is and how it works?

"April 13, 2021 2:45 pm"

Check out the most popular webinars

See hot topic webinars here!

"April 13, 2021 11:02 am"

Miracles happen at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

Xander Cabales was an active and energetic child. But when he was 7 years old, he got very sick.

"April 13, 2021 10:16 am"

Training budget busted? Take a look at CU Webinar Network's sale!

Save on these recorded webinars.

"April 13, 2021 9:43 am"

Ivory Lloyd among graduates from Foundation’s Virtual DE Program

Ivory Lloyd, COVID Recovery Program manager at Kauai Government Employees FCU, was among 48 credit union leaders designated as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs). Lloyd completed the National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training.

"April 12, 2021 1:59 pm"

Payments Contracts: Top 5 Key Considerations

LSC takes a consultative approach to the payments partner evaluation process, and can help you understand what to look for in all proposals, including our own.

"April 12, 2021 1:46 pm"

Spring-Cleaning Tips to Optimize Your Overdraft Strategy

Three ways to renew your focus on disclosure, program management and elevated results.

"April 12, 2021 1:21 pm"

Marketing in 2021: Virtual Relationships & the New Consumer

Give your marketing game a boost with this jam-packed program.

"April 12, 2021 9:20 am"

Hawaii Credit Union League Board of Directors announced

At the organizational meeting of the Hawaii Credit Union League Board of Directors on April 9, the following Board Officers were unanimously elected:

"April 12, 2021 9:06 am"

American Solutions for Business: Retail quality in a promotional world

Promotional products are made with varying levels of quality. From the "not so good" to the Retail quality and everything in between, products are a great example of You Get What You Pay For. I'm pleased to introduce two products of retail quality in our promotional world.

"April 12, 2021 8:24 am"

How a strategic alliance with Eltropy benefits credit unions

Engage your credit union’s members purposefully on their preferred platform—texting.

"April 09, 2021 8:15 am"

League's first virtual convention finds real-time success

Over 100 attendees at the first HCUL virtual convention enjoyed relevant topics that spoke to credit union viability and future success.

"April 07, 2021 9:14 am"

HR Dos & Don'ts in a Virtual World

HR issues are virtually plentiful! Today’s tumultuous environment and remote workers make HR issues more tenuous. Take this opportunity to learn about HR operations, landmines, management, policy, and more.

"April 07, 2021 8:55 am"

Are Safe Deposit Boxes on Their Way Out?

This presentation provides answers for the most frequently asked “phasing out” questions and addresses the many important “Pros & Cons” for continuing or discontinuing this service.

"April 07, 2021 8:48 am"

Webinar covers all compliance issues for opening deposit accounts online

This webinar will cover all the compliance issues for opening deposit accounts online. This includes Customer Identification Program (CIP), Federal Regulations, Signature Cards, Signatures, and new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rules.

"April 07, 2021 8:40 am"

Not all fraud is preventable or discoverable by electronic means

Discover some of the internal and external fraud problems that still exist today and how we can do a better job of identifying them.

"April 07, 2021 8:30 am"

New Webinar: Time Limits for ACH Warranty Claims Effective June 30, 2021

Effective June 30, 2021, the Nacha Operating Rules will limit the length of time in which an RDFI can make a claim against the ODFI’s authorization warranty. This session will detail the rule changes and outline best practices for consumer and corporate accountholder claims.

"April 07, 2021 8:23 am"

CU Webinar Network presents: Reg CC Compliance & Review: Check Holds, Remote Deposit Capture & Reg D Changes

This webinar will provide the tools necessary to understand and explain your credit union's rights and responsibilities regarding deposits and availability requirements.

"April 06, 2021 10:57 am"

CUNA Mutual Group navigates, thrives in historically difficult 2020

Company’s digital expansion and people-first strategy produce successful business results, better consumer experience.

"April 06, 2021 10:43 am"

Three Hawaii credit unions and one League business partner are among the 2021 Best Places to Work companies

Hawaii Business Magazine partners with the Best Companies Group to create the Best Places to Work list each year. Best Companies Group is the global leader in such rankings, compiling more than 70 of them each year across the United States and in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Africa.

"April 05, 2021 9:49 am"

League hires Davis as Regulatory Officer

Eugene Davis has been hired as regulatory officer at Hawaii Credit Union League, effective April 5, 2021.

"April 01, 2021 3:10 pm"

Automated processes give back your workday hours

CUNA Mutual Group and Hawaii Credit Union League invite you to a webinar with Sarah Randle from AdvantEdge Digital.

"April 01, 2021 2:11 pm"

“I like the package!” Subscribe and save with a webinar package

How much does your credit union spend on training? A Webinar Subscription Package (WSP) from—powered by Oncourse Learning—can greatly reduce training expenses.

"April 01, 2021 8:48 am"

AdvantEdge Analytics, now AdvantEdge Digital, debuts new suite of SaaS solutions to empower credit unions and consumers

How many spreadsheets do you work with throughout the month?  What if you could automate the process? New digital capabilities for credit unions expand consumer access to data-driven lending solutions.

"April 01, 2021 8:33 am"

Why virtual financial coaching?

Virtual financial coaching represents a huge market opportunity. 

"April 01, 2021 8:16 am"

Engage, educate and attract younger generations with Zogo

How are you targeting younger generations in your credit union’s marketing strategy? With CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider Zogo, you can reach this generation through an innovative, gamified financial education app. 

"March 31, 2021 3:16 pm"

2021 – 2022 Official Annual Credit Union Consolidated Envelope Program

IMPORTANT: Envelope Order Form Due by Friday, May 14, 2021

"March 31, 2021 3:00 pm"

Continue your diversity, equity and inclusion journey

Consumers want advisers who can relate to their values, motivations and struggles. Investing in that wealth of experience is necessary to reach, support and retain this market in the future.

"March 31, 2021 1:56 pm"

Spring into savings with CU Webinar Network

Buy any 2 webinars and get 1 free until April 30, 2021.

"March 31, 2021 10:48 am"

2021 – 2022 Official Annual Credit Union Consolidated Envelope Program

We appreciate your support and participation in our Official Annual Credit Union Consolidated Envelope Program and encourage other credit unions to participate. We have worked with Cenveo to keep prices competitive for our annual consolidated order. However, please be aware that paper, adhesive, and freight prices have increased.

"March 31, 2021 10:41 am"

Aloha Pacific FCU donates Starbucks gift cards to the Hawaii National Guard

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union continues to support its partnership with the Hawaii National Guard, recently presenting 300 $10 Starbucks gift cards in appreciation for the Guard’s service to the community.

"March 31, 2021 10:28 am"

HCUL Convention is one week away!

All registered attendees are urged to log on to the virtual event platform, get well acquainted with this online convention environment, and address any questions you may have prior to the April 8 start of the convention.

"March 29, 2021 9:11 am"

Access: Finding success with Digitization 2.0

70% of digital transformation projects fail according to the Harvard Business Review.

"March 29, 2021 9:06 am"

LSC offers a variety of prepaid cards for your members

Prepaid debit cards offer a uniquely easy and safe financial management tool for your members. They also provide many benefits to your credit union.

"March 29, 2021 9:02 am"

Buckley Technology offers cybersecurity assessment

One of the many modules offered to achieve your Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) goals.

"March 29, 2021 8:58 am"

Your members are speaking, are you listening?

Join us for an overview of CUSG’s Member Experience Management Platform, MemberXP. 

"March 25, 2021 12:26 pm"

The Top 10 Reasons Consumers Leave Their Financial Institution

Why did that accountholder leave your financial institution? Which "pain points" were the culprits? How many households are unhappy - or have already decided to switch? Join us to learn the latest results and demographics from the world's largest banking survey.

"March 25, 2021 11:42 am"

Complying with Subpoenas, Garnishments & Tax Levies Workshop

Credit unions deal with a multitude of legal documents that can order you to produce confidential customer information, hold member funds, and seize property.  Join us for an interactive workshop to learn the legal differences and best practices when processing these documents.

"March 24, 2021 11:43 am"

New fundraising effort to honor Kapiolani’s Martha Smith

We were saddened to hear Martha Smith passed away on Wednesday, March 17. She was 63 years old.

"March 24, 2021 9:04 am"

Key Ratios for CEOs and Strategic Conversations In CUAnalyzer

CUAnalyzer makes it easy to pull pre-made (and easily customizable) data packets geared towards CEOs and strategy-driven conversations.

"March 24, 2021 8:48 am"

Get to know our valued exhibitors and contributing sponsors before the convention

The 82nd Hawaii Credit Union League Convention is less than one month away. The virtual event platform promises to be exciting for our participants.

"March 23, 2021 10:44 am"

Join your fundraising friends at Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Celebration

Hawaii's credit unions are invited to celebrate Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network fundraising success.

"March 22, 2021 2:22 pm"

April OnCourse Training webinars announced

Not a morning person? Recordings are also available to purchase.

"March 22, 2021 10:25 am"

Vendor contracts may be your pot of gold in 2021

Looking to reduce costs in 2021? It may be easier than you think.

"March 22, 2021 9:37 am"

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

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

"March 19, 2021 3:36 pm"

Hindsight is 2020: A year in review for cybersecurity

SilverSky, is a CUNA Strategic Service provider for secure email, office productivity and collaboration tools at an affordable price with world-class security, encryption methods, and information protection.

"March 19, 2021 2:51 pm"

Buckley Technology Group offers 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.

"March 19, 2021 2:48 pm"

CUNA Mutual Group Spring 2021 Report now available

CUNA Mutual Group President and CEO Bob Trunzo reflects on living a shared purpose.

"March 19, 2021 12:26 pm"

Bank Secrecy Act training sessions for volunteers and staff set for May

Hawaii Credit Union League members are invited to register for free Bank Secrecy Act training sessions presented by Mark Komatsu of Hawaii Law Enforcement FCU.

"March 18, 2021 3:52 pm"

IRA Beneficiary Payout Options - The Old Rules vs The New Rules

As you have most likely heard, in 2020 we had some of the most comprehensive changes to IRAs as we have had in over 15 years. While a few of the changes leaned towards positive, the biggest change became a huge negative and the target was IRA beneficiaries. This program will focus on which options are available to which beneficiaries depending on the IRA owner's date of death.

"March 18, 2021 3:41 pm"

Intro to Member Business Lending

This webinar covers the basics of Member Business Lending (commercial lending). The training session will begin with a brief overview of "conventional" commercial lending versus SBA lending products.

"March 18, 2021 3:33 pm"

DIY Core Systems Selections

Whether your credit union is in the process of changing out your core vendor, or any of your other major IT providers, this session should provide insight into how to organize your process should you opt to "do-it-yourself".

"March 18, 2021 3:18 pm"

Was it something I said? Find out why consumers leave their financial institution

Why did that accountholder leave your financial institution? Which "pain points" were the culprits? How many households are unhappy - or have already decided to switch? Join us to learn the latest results and demographics from the world's largest banking survey.

"March 17, 2021 2:51 pm"

Women leaders from Hawaii credit unions kick off new chapter of Global Women’s Leadership Network

What started as a conversation at the 2020 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington D.C.  lead to the creation of the Hawaii Sister Society (HSS) Chapter of the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN). That discussion between Kauai Government Employees FCU CEO Monica Belz and Elena Giakoumopoulos, Program Director of GWLN launched HHS.