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"June 13, 2019 10:20 am"

Nineteen Hawaii credit union students are WCMS bound next month

Hawaii Credit Union League is pleased to announce nine incoming freshmen will be attending this year’s Western CUNA Management School (WCMS). A total of 19 Hawaii credit union students are heading to Pomona College in Claremont, California from July 14-26.

"June 13, 2019 8:33 am"

Roberta Hall recognized as Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s Employee of the Year

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) named Roberta Hall “Employee of the Year”. The announcement came during the credit union’s 82nd Annual Membership Luncheon, held at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. 

"June 13, 2019 8:22 am"

NEW! CUCollaborate's Field of Membership Handbook

Serving members is what credit unions do. Helping credit unions strategically position fields of membership is what CUCollaborate does.

"June 13, 2019 8:17 am"

Access first quarter data in CUAnlayzer

First quarter data is here! Access it now in CUAnalyzer and start pulling reports, setting goals, and analyzing the ratios most relevant to your credit union’s strategies and ambitions.

"June 13, 2019 8:12 am"

Application deadline approaching for grants from the Foundation

The National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) 2019 grant cycle is coming to a close. The Foundation has two opportunities for credit unions to apply for including Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competition Grants and Financial Health Measurement Grants both with a deadline of June 30, 2019.

"June 06, 2019 8:14 am"

Relive the highlights of our 81st annual convention

Missed this year's annual convention? Here are highlights of a very successful convention. Mahalo to everyone who made it happen!

"June 04, 2019 9:50 am"

Does your overdraft strategy command a 5-Star rating?

By: Mark Roe, John M. Floyd  & Associates National Sales Director

"May 30, 2019 9:41 am"

Hawaii Community FCU promotes Brenda Bader to human resource manager

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) promoted Brenda Bader from human resources coordinator to human resources manager. 

"May 28, 2019 11:43 am"

Don’t Lose Account Holders

"May 28, 2019 10:55 am"

Mobile is at the Forefront of the On-Demand Economy

Recognizing that members use their phone as an enabler for everything they do, it is not hard to understand why many credit unions are increasing their investment in mobile-centric solutions.

"May 21, 2019 11:08 am"

Let CU Pacific Audit Solutions ease the regulatory burden on your credit union

Keeping up with constant change in laws and regulations affecting credit unions can be overwhelming. Today more than ever, ensuring your credit union is following regulatory requirements is a necessity. Both NCUA and state examiners are sharpening their focus on regulatory compliance.

"May 21, 2019 11:04 am"

Take a More Comprehensive Approach to Loan Marketing

Consumers are in charge. They decide what, when, how, and with whom they do business. Credit unions that embrace this consumer mindset will thrive; those that don’t will be left behind.

"May 21, 2019 10:39 am"

The Digital Imperative

The digital evolution continues to advance at a sometimes dizzying pace. New fintechs seem to appear on an almost daily basis. Meanwhile, successful start-ups are joining forces with established companies, expanding their capabilities and potential reach.

"May 20, 2019 2:24 pm"

HawaiiUSA FCU honors Kapa`a High School Football team

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, in partnership with ScoringLive, named the Kapa‘a High School Football Team the 2019 winners of its “Life matters Award” for their cleanup efforts following the April 2018 record-setting rainfall and flooding. A check in the amount of $1,000 was presented to the Kapa‘a High School Athletic Department.

"May 08, 2019 3:16 pm"

Valley Isle Chapter welcomes Maui Mayor

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino was a special guest at a recent Valley Isle Chapter Meeting. 

"May 08, 2019 3:14 pm"

Maui FCU has new logo

Maui Federal Credit Union officially launched a modern look with a new logo presented to its general membership at its 81st Annual Meeting on April 14, 2019 at the Maui Beach Hotel.

"May 07, 2019 11:29 am"

Vendor Performance: The Metric You Can’t Afford to Overlook

With some service providers, it’s easy to measure success. They perform a one-time job and collect an agreed-upon fee when the problem is solved, or the project is complete. But for third-party vendors that provide an ongoing service, it can be more difficult to measure success.

"May 07, 2019 11:13 am"

CU Solutions Group and CU Training announce strategic alliance

As part of the agreement, CUSG, in conjunction with various HR software partners, will expand and enhance the delivery of learning management software and content to both credit union and non-credit union organizations in the United States, and in conjunction with its performance management software, Performance Pro. CU Training currently serves more than 300 credit unions in Canada and the United States.

"April 18, 2019 11:47 am"

Credit unions asked to "Chip In For Homeownership"

Hawaii HomeOwnership Center (HHOC) is a Hawaii Credit Union League Family Involvement Committee initiative and works with credit unions to help members achieve the dream of homeownership.

"April 18, 2019 11:42 am"

Hickam FCU to open Kaneohe branch

Hickam FCU will begin serving residents of Windward Oahu when it opens its seventh branch on Monday, April 22nd in the Windward Mall in Kaneohe, Oahu. The branch is located on the first floor of the Macy’s wing.

"April 09, 2019 9:21 am"

BTG risk management solution for your credit union

ISSAC ONLINE connects the people and processes with the right tool for your organization.

"April 09, 2019 7:30 am"

For the first time since 2016, NCUA board has a full, three-person lineup

Rodney Hood and Todd Harper were today sworn in as new board members of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

"April 04, 2019 11:11 am"

Mila Pelekane named Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union business lending manager

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) announced Mila Pelekane is its new business lending manager.

"April 03, 2019 2:41 pm"

Videos show credit unions are all kinds of awesome

Want a quick, colorful, and visual way to illustrate why credit unions are the best? Your League released a series of videos late last year that does all that!

"April 02, 2019 1:58 pm"

2019 – 2020 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.

"April 02, 2019 8:53 am"

Beyond IT: How to Create an Organization-wide Cybersecurity Culture

Use awareness and training to make cybersecurity part of your culture.
By Carlos Molina, CUNA Mutual Group Risk Management Consultant

"March 21, 2019 12:09 pm"

Three Hawaii CUs among "Best Places to Work"

Three Hawaii credit unions made the list of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work list. Each credit union went through a process that included employee surveys and reviews by national experts.

"March 21, 2019 8:08 am"

Deadline extended to April 5 for the official HCUL annual convention tournament

Forgot to register for the golf tournament? The Hawaii Credit Union League is hosting Hawaii's Credit Unions Golf Tournament to Benefit Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network on May 2, 2019 at the Waikoloa Kings’ Course. Open to all credit unions and vendors regardless of HCUL annual convention participation. You are invited to golf and/or sign up as a corporate or tee sponsor. The deadline to register is now April 5.   

"March 19, 2019 8:29 am"

The 5 “P’s” of an excellent overdraft service

The biggest form of flattery for a credit union or community bank? A positive recommendation.  A Temkin Group report stated that 77% of those who had an excellent service experience were likely to recommend an institution. With so many social media and online review sites, it’s easier than ever for people to spread their satisfaction to the masses.

"March 19, 2019 8:03 am"

Enhanced opportunity for credit unions to earn additional income

Farmers Insurance Hawaii offers auto, homeowners’, renters, and home protection insurance products (hurricane, flood & dwelling fire) for Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) member credit unions. Member credit unions can participate in a newly enhanced revenue generating program through our partnership with Farmers Insurance Hawaii, which was originally introduced in late 2014. Your credit union members can save an average of $385* a year on auto insurance with Farmers Insurance Hawaii.

"March 12, 2019 9:03 am"

CA Commercial AVM will assist lenders with portfolio valuations, underwriting and more

Collateral Analytics, a League business partner since 2018, has developed a new automated valuation model (AVM) solution to assist lenders with monitoring commercial property values and provide access to quick, accurate, and inexpensive valuations for commercial real estate.

"March 07, 2019 8:31 am"

Hawaii State FCU donates $10,000 to Hawaii Foodbank

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union held a lively check presentation for Hawaii Foodbank on March 6 at their Mililani Street office.

"March 06, 2019 2:21 pm"

IRS asks to help heighten public awareness of tax scams

The IRS wants to get the word out about tax time scams.

"February 22, 2019 9:23 am"

April is National Credit Union Youth Month

Whether you’re a long-time celebrator of National Credit Union Youth Month or this is your first time hearing about it, you know that children and young people dream big, including your young members.

"February 22, 2019 8:55 am"

Iolani takes state title in League co-sponsored competition

The team from Iolani School took top honors in the annual Hawaii LifeSmarts state competition. The game show style competition was held on February 9 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom. It tests students on their knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

"February 22, 2019 8:28 am"

Alan Arai elected to League board of directors

Twenty-eight ballots were cast in the 2019 League director-at-large election.

"February 14, 2019 1:19 pm"

New tools help employees meet their charity-giving goals

Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) is developing new tools to help credit unions make their Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals employee giving campaigns more convenient, engaging and successful through custom fundraising sites and advanced payroll giving technology.

"February 14, 2019 1:10 pm"

CUNA awards two Small CUs scholarships to GAC via contest, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group

Kauai Government EFCU was one of two small credit unions awarded full scholarships to the 2019 Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC). The winning credit unions were chosen as part of a contest sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group. 

"February 14, 2019 1:01 pm"

Maui FCU opens first Interactive Teller Machine

In addition to the functions of a regular ATM, members can now access a live teller to conduct enhanced transactions with the first Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) installed at the Maui Federal Credit Union branch in Kahului.

"February 14, 2019 11:40 am"

Aloha Pacific FCU expands its reach to Maui

Honolulu based Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union (Aloha Pacific) has expanded to Maui, beginning with a temporary branch that opened for business Feb. 6 in advance of a permanent branch in the Puunene Shopping Center later this year

"February 13, 2019 2:22 pm"

Credit Unions for Kids makes employee giving easier

Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) is developing new tools to help credit unions make their Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals employee giving campaigns more convenient, engaging and successful through the use of custom fundraising sites and advanced payroll giving technology.

"January 29, 2019 9:03 am"

How negotiating with vendors can be easier than you think

By Kelly Flynn, National Director 

Many community credit unions and banks continue to struggle with how to improve their bottom line without taking dramatic cost-cutting measures. Instead of playing defense by reducing staff or cutting services, start playing offense by finding savings in your vendor contract negotiations. Not only will you likely find additional funds, you can improve the quality of the service you receive — and you can do so without changing vendors.

"January 29, 2019 8:28 am"

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.

"January 24, 2019 10:05 am"

Stumble no more: 5 steps to winning the war for talent

by Tansley Sterns, Chief Impact Director, Canvas Credit Union

"January 24, 2019 9:55 am"

Project Zip Code to play a crucial advocacy role this year

With many new faces in Congress, 2019 will be the year of heightened advocacy. One of our advocacy tools is CUNA’s Project Zip Code (PZC). 

"January 24, 2019 9:28 am"

Hawaii Credit Unions vs. All U.S. Credit Unions

Start the year with this performance summary from CUAnalyzer.

"January 24, 2019 9:02 am"

Hawaii represented in 10th Crasher group at 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Three young Hawaii credit union professionals will be part of the 100 Crash the GAC group in Washington D.C. Congratulations to Jordan Mastin, Hawaii State FCU; Kaleo Perez, Gather FCU; and Nicklaus Tanaka, Maui County FCU. Nearly 200 applicants representing all 50 states were vying for a place in the Crash the GAC group.

"January 10, 2019 11:49 am"

Hawaii CUs share aloha spirit and tangible solutions to members affected by government shutdown

Hawaii credit unions have implemented assistance programs to help members who are adversely affected by the current partial government shutdown.

"January 09, 2019 8:34 am"

Finding solutions for your branding and promotional needs

Caressa Wicks and Karen Mendes are committed to finding the right solutions for your credit union. Representing American Solutions for Business (a League business partner since 2018), they will guide you to the best ideas for annual meetings, staff apparel, or promotional items.

"January 08, 2019 10:55 am"

5 Ways to Increase Account Holder Loyalty in 2019

How a full-service relationship outshines transaction-only solutions.
By: Mark Roe, JMFA National Sales Director

"December 28, 2018 2:47 pm"

Your support helps children like Scarlett receive specialized medical care close to home

On the day Scarlett was born, I witnessed my daughter struggling to breathe… My heart dropped and [I] felt hopeless.” – Sanders Sandoval

"December 20, 2018 10:17 am"

Hawaii Community FCU 's Market Days raises over $24,000

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) raised $24,281 for Hope Services Hawaii, Inc. (HOPE) during its annual Market Days events.

"December 20, 2018 10:14 am"

Serving its community for 80 years

To celebrate 80 years of serving the community and its recent merger with Aloha Pacific FCU, Kekaha Credit Union invited Kauai families to a free celebration at the credit union’s office on Kekaha Road.

"December 20, 2018 8:16 am"

HawaiiUSA FCU brings Reality Fair to Kapolei

Mahalo to HawaiiUSA FCU for sponsoring a Get REAL Financial Reality Fair at Kapolei High School on December 13.

"December 19, 2018 8:17 am"

League office closes at 12 noon on Dec. 20

"December 18, 2018 3:02 pm"

Let Alert Alarm Hawaii protect your credit union

Alert Alarm Hawaii—one of our newest business partners—and HCU Services Corporation have combined forces to offer a complete line of products and services to help protect your credit union.

"December 18, 2018 10:30 am"

Be the Mobile Banking Hero to your millennial members

CU Solutions helps credit union members stay connected by improving the mobile banking experience with fully responsive designs across desktop and mobile channels.

"December 11, 2018 1:10 pm"

Make retirement planning a year-round commitment

By now, you’ve probably heard the shocking numbers behind the retirement crisis. One-third of Americans have $1,000 or less saved for retirement1, and nearly one in two Americans anticipate they will not have enough money to retire2.  Luckily, retirement education and planning are now receiving much stronger government support.

"December 11, 2018 12:42 pm"

Farmers Insurance awards another Hawaii teacher $100,000

Music teacher Zachary Morita was named today as the winner of a $100,000 grant to create a statewide Niu Valley Music Olympic Invitational, thanks to a surge of online votes in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge competition.

"December 04, 2018 10:32 am"

Planning Pro streamlines strategic process

Every credit union invests valuable time, money and effort into strategic planning. Even with the best intentions, it’s difficult to anticipate all the complexities and challenges it takes to develop a thorough strategic plan.

"November 28, 2018 8:59 am"

Marie Osmond wants to make a video for your credit union

How would you like to have a celebrity do a promotional video for your credit union?

"November 27, 2018 3:48 pm"

Vote For Miracles starts today! Cast your vote for Kapiolani Medical Center every day!

With the simple click of a mouse, credit union members and employees across the country can make a difference in the lives of sick and injured children in their community.

"November 27, 2018 2:01 pm"

How to build a case and ROI for Document Scanning

Access Webinar: December 13th, 2018 9:00 A.M. HST

"November 27, 2018 1:55 pm"

The To-Do-List for your next loan marketing campaign

Harland’s lending solutions experts work alongside you to optimize your resources, streamline operational efficiencies and increase your speed to market.

"November 27, 2018 1:50 pm"

Top reasons to offer a prepaid card

LSC, a League business partner Since 2005, gives you reasons why your credit union should offer a prepaid debit card.

"November 27, 2018 10:44 am"

Is It Time to Make the Leap to a New, Better Core Processor?

JMFA National Sales Director Kelly Flynn shares six ways an expert negotiator can impact results

"November 20, 2018 3:01 pm"

Hawaii Island high school students get real-world smart money lesson

More Hawaii credit unions are embracing financial reality fairs as a fun, interactive way to teach real-world lessons on smart money management to high school students.

"November 20, 2018 10:30 am"

Dynamic Content Comes Alive at Drive 19

Join hundreds of your credit union peers at the CU Direct DRIVE '19 Lending Conference, May 14-16, 2019 at the gorgeous Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"November 15, 2018 10:59 am"

$2 Million Holiday Bonus for Kekaha Members

The recent merger of Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union and Kekaha Federal Credit Union (KFCU) resulted in a special $2 million cash dividend paid to all qualified KFCU members on Nov. 15, 2018. Members were notified by mail or phone call.
"November 15, 2018 10:52 am"

Bruno Mars concert ticket giveaways fuel Hickam FCU membership drive

Hawaii welcomed home Grammy Award winning recording artist Bruno Mars to Aloha Stadium last month, capping off his worldwide 24K Magic Concert tour. With three sold out shows and overpriced resale tickets being hawked online, many Bruno fans were left singing the blues.

"November 08, 2018 1:49 pm"

Register Now: CUAnalyzer training for Hawaii Credit Unions

As an affiliate of the Hawaii Credit Union League, you have access to Callahan’s online data benchmarking and performance analysis tool—CUAnalyzer. Join us on November 28 at 8:00 AM Hawaii Time for a full walkthrough of CUAnalyzer.

"November 08, 2018 11:12 am"

Hawaii Credit Union Accountants' Association announces annual meeting

A great line-up of speakers on relevant topics plus food and fellowship at this year-end event.

"November 08, 2018 10:54 am"

Hickam FCU community shred event success

In conjunction with International Credit Union Day and National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, Hickam Federal Credit Union hosted a free document shredding on Saturday, October 20 at its new Pearl City branch.

"November 01, 2018 12:12 pm"

Hawaii credit unions among low-income credit unions receiving grants

The National Credit Union Administration awarded $2 million in grants to help 203 low-income credit unions improve digital services and security, increase outreach to underserved communities, and train employees.

"November 01, 2018 11:07 am"

Halloween in Credit Union Land featured Ghouls, Wizards, Super Heroes, and POG

Hawaii credit union employees were in high spirits on Halloween!

"October 30, 2018 11:39 am"

Supervisory Committee Audits start with CU Pacific

A fundamental duty of a credit union supervisory committee is to complete the mandatory annual audit and provide a report to the credit union’s board of directors. The supervisory committee has several options depending on the credit union’s asset size. 

"October 29, 2018 11:20 am"

Register for 2018 Payments University

2018 Payments University – Hawaii
Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence Honolulu
November 6-7, 2018

"October 26, 2018 10:30 am"

Upcoming Children's Miracle Network initiatives

Our fundraising efforts to support Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network are always ongoing. Your League recognizes the hard work our credit union put into fundraising events. Your efforts helped us raised over $500,000 in less than five years during our 5 In 5 initiative.

"October 25, 2018 3:00 pm"

Hawaii Community FCU presents “Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit” in November

International Photo Exhibit Covers the History of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii.

"October 23, 2018 9:47 am"

The perfect solution when your time and budget are tight

Harland's professionally designed inserts feature full-color images and copy with variable text, presenting a custom look for less. Choose from a wide selection of products and services to support your marketing objectives.

"October 23, 2018 7:59 am"

National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions changes name to Inclusiv

the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to Inclusiv. The Inclusiv name grows out of the organization's commitment to financial inclusion and its dedication to ensuring access to responsible financial products and services delivered at an affordable cost in a fair and transparent manner.

"October 22, 2018 10:40 am"

Hawaii Community FCU collects school supplies for local keiki

Thousands of students returning to school after fall break are still enjoying their backpacks, notebooks, writing tools and more, collected by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), Pacific Media Group, and Hawaii Island United Way during the Kako’o I Na Keiki Back To School Supply Drive.

"October 16, 2018 10:41 am"

Acquisition Accelerator extends personalized offer to potential new members

With higher deposit rates on the horizon, attracting core deposits has never been more important. Pinpoint top prospects and extend a personalized offer to improve your chances of success

"October 16, 2018 10:23 am"

Love My CU Rewards Newsletter

October 2018

"October 16, 2018 9:44 am"

Is Your Credit Union Prepared to Handle Mother Nature?

Hawaii is no stranger to the wrath of Mother Nature with its susceptibility to hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.  As anticipated by experts, 2018 has progressed to be a very active year as the islands have had to prepare and respond to several natural disasters including the Kilauea volcano eruption on Hawaii Island and unpredictable hurricanes marching toward and sometimes through the islands. 

"October 16, 2018 9:23 am"

A look at how ATM Security has changed…and how it hasn’t

More than a decade ago, when the internet was still in its early growth phase, thieves didn’t have a lot of access to ATMs, their manuals or hardware components. Today, thieves can more easily purchase ATMs themselves, pick up cost-effective components, find detailed information about specific ATM models online and network with other hackers to gain insights on new attack methods.

"October 16, 2018 8:26 am"

Credit unions are convenient with a nationwide shared branch network

Many credit unions are part of a nationwide shared branching network, so you can easily access your money at different credit union locations. There's a credit union for everyone! Join one today.

"October 15, 2018 2:55 pm"

Break free and find better banking at a credit union!

Celebrate International Credit Union Week by joining a credit union

"October 10, 2018 7:53 am"

Crash the GAC 2019 Applications are NOW OPEN!

It's going to be bigger, better, and brighter than ever before for the 10th CUNA GAC Crash! You won't want to miss this one!

"October 09, 2018 1:40 pm"

Excalibur is Hawaii’s best value printer management company

Excalibur Print Systems offers cost-effective printing solutions and supplies plus free printer repair and support. It is the only business of its kind in the industry to offer such services, setting it apart from the crowd.

"October 03, 2018 3:17 pm"

CUCollaborate & Hawaii Credit Union League Announce Partnership to Help Consumers Find, Join, and Borrow from Hawaii Credit Unions

CUCollaborate announced Hawaii Credit Union League is implementing JoinCU, CUCollaborate’s consumer eligibility validation solution, as a credit union search engine on its website.

"October 02, 2018 10:13 am"

Want to Deliver Excellent Service? Offer an Excellent Service!

Ever wonder why members don’t use your services to help them make informed financial decisions? Maybe it’s because they don’t understand the complexities of how a program works or they become frustrated by ever-changing rules. Learn how to avoid member confusion and create a more satisfying service experience for everyone.

"October 02, 2018 9:19 am"

Farmers Insurance Hawaii is here to help with hurricane insurance

Do your members know standard homeowner’s insurance will not cover hurricane damage? 

Latest News

on "June 28, 2017 9:39 am"

NCUA announced low-income credit unions interested in applying for Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grants can begin submitting applications on July 1. HCUL offers a list of grant writing assistance.

on "June 27, 2017 2:14 pm"

Hawaii’s Credit Unions are celebrating sooner than expected after making a significant pledge of support to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in late 2013.

on "June 20, 2017 10:32 am"

When your credit union signs up with CU Mobile Apps by August 16, they’ll waive the standard Mobile App Start-Up Fee!

on "June 20, 2017 10:15 am"

The Webinar Network has a new web page full of webinars on sale for $150!

on "June 15, 2017 11:26 am"

Your League board invites all credit unions to a dialogue session prior to their June 21, meeting.

on "June 15, 2017 10:57 am"

on "June 13, 2017 2:48 pm"

Dollar Associates webinar set for June 21!