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"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. 

"November 10, 2020 11:14 am"

Hawaii Community FCU men rise to the top of American Cancer Society Hawaii fundraising efforts

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union fielded three Real Men Wear Pink fundraising candidates this year.

"November 10, 2020 8:25 am"

HCUL Family Involvement Committee Meeting Notice

The HCUL Family Involvement Committee will be meeting via telephone conference on Friday December 4, 2020.

"November 10, 2020 8:20 am"

Guy Usui appointed CEO of HFDFCU

Hawaii’s only firefighter credit union appoints new chief executive.

"November 09, 2020 1:15 pm"

Virtual Financial Coaching Strategies Workshop

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.

"November 09, 2020 9:50 am"

Strengthen member relationships by offering discounts on TurboTax.

Your members do not 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.

"November 09, 2020 9:34 am"

Are you ready for a new kind of holiday season?

Take a stressful year, add some holiday pressure, and what do you get? A cry for help!

"November 09, 2020 9:20 am"

Industry Outlook with MBA: The Housing and Mortgage Market

The current economic and market environment provides a number of challenges and opportunities for lenders. With mortgage rates dropping to record lows and the housing market rebounding, many questions still remain about where the economy is heading.

"November 09, 2020 8:37 am"

Access offers eBook on avoiding legal pitfalls of digitization

While electronic data is gaining trust across industries, many jurisdictions and agencies still consider it to be unique from its physical counterpart, with different rules and legislation that organizations must abide by.

"November 06, 2020 3:49 pm"

CUNA Strategic Services offers products that help CUs succeed

CUNA Strategic Services Inc., owned jointly by Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the state leagues, saves credit unions money through its alliance program.

"November 06, 2020 3:07 pm"

Save the date! Great Expo awaits (without germs)

League business partner American Solutions for Business invites you to a Print and Promo Virtual Expo.

"November 06, 2020 2:43 pm"

JMFA Overdraft Services Trends Update

The impact of COVID-19 and how to plan for recovery.

"November 06, 2020 2:30 pm"

ATM Security, Compliance and Managed Security Services

Let’s take a quick glance at a typical member journey at the ATM and how security must be present throughout. 

"November 06, 2020 10:46 am"

Upcoming webinars for 2021 unveiled

Credit Union Webinar Network announced its 2021 line up of training webinars. Sign up for Subscription Tokens! The More You Buy, The More You Save!

"November 04, 2020 1:06 pm"

Gather FCU raises $50,000 for Wilcox Hospital’s Emergency & Trauma Center

Gather FCU held its 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament last week Saturday at the Puakea Golf Course on Kauai.

"November 04, 2020 12:36 pm"

3Q20 Trendwatch webinar coming November 10

Find out how credit unions wrapped up the third quarter.

"November 04, 2020 10:52 am"

Hawaii State FCU opens Queen Street branch in downtown Honolulu

This pop-up branch will test innovative technologies and new member experiences.

"November 04, 2020 10:20 am"

Resolution honoring Wallace Watanabe issued by League board

Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) Board of Directors issued a resolution honoring former HCUL Chairman Wallace Watanabe. The longtime former President and CEO of Aloha Pacific FCU passed away on September 2, 2020.

"November 04, 2020 9:21 am"

Making the scene on Halloween

Credit unions dressed to impress or to cause unrest but it was all for fun and a total success on Halloween!

"November 02, 2020 8:44 am"

Aloha Pacific FCU Waikele branch reopens today

The Waikele branch reopened Monday, November 2. 
"October 30, 2020 2:25 pm"

Love My CU Rewards unveils new wireless program

TracFone is the largest US provider of contract-free wireless service.

"October 30, 2020 2:10 pm"

No-Tricks Overdraft Strategy

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

"October 30, 2020 1:23 pm"

Webinar: Thirty (30) Steps to Audit Your Safe Deposit Area

Management should take full advantage of an effective safe deposit audit program as their protection against losses due to negligence or carelessness. The mysterious disappearance of property from either internal theft or burglary must be avoided.
"October 30, 2020 1:09 pm"

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. This presentation will provide financial institution personnel with best practices to use when dealing with these complex legal documents.

"October 30, 2020 12:53 pm"

Webinar: Robbery—Critical Steps Before, During & After

Freeze! There's a robber! Survival may depend on thoughtful, careful decisions.

"October 30, 2020 12:42 pm"

Webinar: Avoiding the Top 5 COVID-Related Collection Mistakes

The ripples of COVID-19 have extended into collections, adding more complexity and compliance concerns. New legislation, borrower desperation, consumer protection, widespread unemployment, and other factors have increased the opportunities for missteps and ripened the ever-present risk.

"October 30, 2020 12:32 pm"

Webinar: Recruiting & Retaining Millennials, Gen Z & Nexters

Your financial institution needs to hire staff for several positions. But will the best candidates know you’re hiring?

"October 29, 2020 10:35 am"

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union’s Waikele Branch is Temporarily Closed

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union’s Waikele branch has temporarily closed after a branch employee contracted COVID-19. The branch, at the Waikele Shopping Center, 94-799 Lumiaina Street, Unit 2-A2, is being deep cleaned and sanitized.

"October 28, 2020 4:18 pm"

Drive extended to end of November! Support the Credit Union Coalition's Food Drive Campaign

Fundraising began October 1 and now runs through November, which makes it a perfect event to tie in with Thanksgiving!

"October 28, 2020 10:48 am"

NCUA Chairman discusses financial inclusion initiative

NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood’s recent CU Broadcast interview shared news of the recent launch of ACCESS, the financial inclusion initiative.

"October 28, 2020 10:38 am"

Credit Union Leaders Graduate from Foundation’s First Virtual DE Program

Stephenie Brown, of Gather FCU was among 37 credit union leaders recently designated as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after completing the National Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training.

"October 28, 2020 10:01 am"

Hawaii Credit Union League 82nd Convention goes online in 2021

The benefits of online, virtual learning are time and cost savings. You don’t need to board a plane and travel to the event destination.

"October 26, 2020 11:41 am"

Holiday giving and spending made easy

Now is the time for thoughts to turn to CUMONEY Visa Gift Cards.

"October 26, 2020 11:26 am"

Love My CU Rewards October update

October is so exciting and guess what, November is shaping up to be even better!

"October 26, 2020 11:02 am"

Are you cyber smart? Let BTG help you!

Buckley Technology Group can help your credit union #BeCyberSmart.

"October 26, 2020 10:50 am"

AutoCash: It's a rewarding experience

Please join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone and find out how AutoCash is a rewarding experience for members. 

"October 26, 2020 10:09 am"

Think printing is “so last year”? American Solutions for Business says printing is everywhere!

How many printed items can you see in your workspace?  On my desk there are business cards, Post-It Notes, notepad, mousepad, catalog, stickers, printed Amazon Box with printed Amazon tape, invoices, bank statement, envelope.  My desk is not that big, yet there are many printed items on it. What's on your desk?

"October 23, 2020 9:56 am"

Lending Compliance School coming in February

The annual Lending Compliance School has been changed to a two-day virtual seminar on February 23 & 24, 2021.  There will be six 45-minute sessions followed by a 15-minute break between sessions and a 60-minute break for lunch each day. 

"October 23, 2020 9:39 am"

CUNA Training: Be about the Bundle

CUNA Training Bundle provides unlimited access to CUNA's webinars and eSchools.

"October 23, 2020 9:15 am"

OnCourse Learning webinars for November

Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the upcoming webinars. Not an early riser? Recorded webinars are also available. Save with subscriptions, too.

"October 23, 2020 8:49 am"

November CUNA and league partnership bring live and recorded webinars

Start adopting industry best practices to the unique challenges of your small credit union.

"October 22, 2020 12:48 pm"

Deadline extended! Register today for Governmental Affairs Symposium

Join us online for a full day of information and insight from industry and government leaders. 

"October 22, 2020 7:38 am"

HOCU partners with seven local restaurants to celebrate International Credit Union Week

Between Monday, October 12, 2020 through Sunday, October 17, 2020 HOCU partnered with seven local restaurants to celebrate International Credit Union Day and the global credit union movement.

"October 21, 2020 8:33 am"

Credit unions of Kauai kick off food drive

The credit unions of Kauai just announced its annual food drive, which runs from October 26 until November 6.  The goal is to raise $15,000 for Kauai Independent Food Bank.

"October 20, 2020 3:16 pm"

Celebrating a new ATM

HMSA Employees FCU had reason to celebrate International Credit Union Day this year. 

"October 20, 2020 12:05 pm"

NCUA’s New Proposed Derivative Rule: 3 Key Areas of Focus

The NCUA Board proposed a rule at its October 15 meeting that amends the agency’s derivatives rule to allow more flexibility for federal credit unions to manage their interest rate risk.

"October 20, 2020 11:50 am"

ICU Week in Hawaii featured theme dressing, member swag giveaways, and community volunteering

Mahalo credit unions for sharing your event photos with HCUL! 

"October 20, 2020 11:43 am"

Hawaii Island credit unions share financial support programs for residents and businesses

On October 15, 2020 Na Leo TV featured Hawaii First FCU Chief Operating Officer Mary Ann Otake and Hawaii Community FCU Executive Vice President of Member Services Mel Ventura.

"October 19, 2020 3:25 pm"

Cyber Readiness for the Hybrid Remote-Office Workplace

The hybrid (remote-office) workplace is here to stay. As people go back and forth from home to office, cyber readiness habits need to span multiple locations across multiple devices. When the pandemic started people scrambled to adapt their behavior to the crisis, but now it’s time to establish sustainable cyber readiness habits for the hybrid workplace.

"October 19, 2020 12:39 pm"

Strengthen member relationships by offering discounts on TurboTax.

Your members do not 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!

"October 19, 2020 11:38 am"

ChecksCX offers a simple and user-friendly digital experience

Many financial institutions miss out on the opportunity to capture check orders at account opening largely due to the complexity of their check program and ordering experience.

"October 19, 2020 11:18 am"

Be a Hero. Make life easier for your members

It is widely known that the current pandemic has brought economic challenges to the financial services industry, but Payzur P2P (person-to-person) has positioned itself to withstand the challenges and push thru as one of the leading payment platforms in the industry.

"October 19, 2020 11:01 am"

How to Build a Modern Records and Information Management Program

Building a records management program for today’s business world is no easy feat.

"October 16, 2020 1:16 pm"

November webinars coming to your desktop!

Credit Union Webinar Network offers a variety of training topics.

"October 16, 2020 12:37 pm"

CUNA partners with online proctor solution

To support the need for remotely proctored exams, CUNA partnered with ProctorU a leading proctoring solution for online exams that allows students the flexibility of testing 24/7.

"October 15, 2020 1:51 pm"

Another $1 million added to Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund

The County of Maui has added another $1 million to the Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund. Small businesses now have until Oct. 31, 2020, to apply for grants of as much as $7,500.

"October 15, 2020 7:00 am"

International Credit Union Day highlights the credit union difference

Today credit unions around the world are celebrating International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). It is a time to raise awareness about what it means to have a credit union as a financial partner and to showcase the credit union difference.

"October 14, 2020 11:28 am"

Food bank drive to continue through November

Still time to support the Credit Union Coalition's Hawaii Foodbank fundraiser!

"October 13, 2020 8:30 am"

Governor David Ige declares International CU Day in Hawaii

Governor David Ige issued a proclamation declaring October 15, 2020, International Credit Union Day in Hawaii.

"October 09, 2020 1:46 pm"

New look, same opportunities at CUNA GAC

Online and still bringing you the same memorable keynoters, unparalleled networking, and the ability to talk with policymakers about the credit union difference.

"October 09, 2020 9:32 am"

Creating an innovation mindset in a disruptive world

Register now for a free, collaborative webinar between Callahan & Associates and Filene Research Institute.

"October 09, 2020 9:15 am"

Connect. Grow. Counsel.

Consumers continue to need reliable financial advice from budgeting to navigating financial hardships. CUNA Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) provides credit union staff with the skills and knowledge required to guide members to financial security.

"October 08, 2020 2:08 pm"

The Planning Process: Improved with Planning Pro

Nothing is as disappointing for CEOs and board members alike, as coming off a lengthy planning session with no tangible results.

"October 08, 2020 2:03 pm"

Join Access for a Lunchbox & Learn: Streamline paper-based processes with Scan on Demand

Document digitization and digital delivery is a great alternative to receiving your files physically.

"October 08, 2020 1:46 pm"

Let BTG be your credit union’s trusted compliance partner

Because of the BTG Difference, compliance services not only ensure regulatory requirements are satisfied, but also creates a partnership with clients that supports safe and sound growth.

"October 08, 2020 11:47 am"

Agility Recovery Offers On-Demand Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise

You may have a plan in place, but have you tested and trained on it?

"October 08, 2020 10:57 am"

Pre- COVID-19, asset quality was generally sound industrywide, but now?

This presentation will focus on current regulatory credit issues and provide insights on how to prepare for your next safety and soundness exam.

"October 08, 2020 10:42 am"

Discover the "dos and don'ts" that arise as trusts and account holder situations change

Many customers use trusts to plan for their estate, family, taxes, etc. This webinar will cover standard trust-opening procedures and many questions that arise as trusts and account holder situations change.

"October 08, 2020 10:27 am"

International Credit Union Day is October 15th - Let’s celebrate with a great deal!

Buy any 2 webinars and get 1 free until October 31.

"October 07, 2020 11:20 am"

Creating Custom Peer Groups in CUAnalyzer

This is not a sales email! Hawaii Credit Union League has access to CUAnalyzer, thanks to your affiliation with the Hawaii Credit Union League.

"October 07, 2020 10:34 am"

Hawaii Credit Union League announces participation in virtual 2021 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Hawaii Credit Union League is participating in the 2021 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), the credit union system’s premier industry event.