Credit Unions of Rhode Island Charity Golf Tournament Tees Off TODAY

July 16, 2018

The Credit Unions of Rhode Island Charity Golf Tournament tees off TODAY at the beautiful Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, Mass., with the proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI).

CU Marketplace Experience PODCAST: Educational Opportunities Abound at CCUA

July 16, 2018

Bill Nagle, SVP of Professional Development talks about his career with credit unions and the great training provided by the CCUA, including CU Boot Camp, Developing Great Managers, the CU Senior Safeguard Program, on-site training, networks and more in this week's CU Marketplace Experience Podcast.

Association Joins Request for Clarity in ADA Website Accessibility from US DOJ

July 16, 2018

The Association continues to be actively engaged in combating frivolous lawsuits and demand letters faced by member credit unions concerning website accessibility standards under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Most recently, a request for assistance in obtaining clarity from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) relative to the ADA issue was sent to local Attorneys General based upon a national endeavor underway. Engagement with the DOJ was urged to reinvigorate the regulatory process. To assist and emphasize the importance to local credit unions, the Association advocated directly to the Attorneys General in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Rhode Island to join this effort.

Hit the Links with the Credit Unions of Rhode Island

July 13, 2018

The Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, Mass., will play host to the Credit Unions of Rhode Island Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, July 16, with the proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI).

Navigating Risks in the Lending Landscape

July 11, 2018

Risk is inherent in lending. Because there is risk in lending to members, credit unions earn a premium when a loan is repaid in the form of interest and fees. Therefore, their goal should not be to avoid risk, but to successfully manage it within tolerances established by the Board of Directors. Historically, lenders have used the five “Cs” of credit to assess risk and approve loans: character, capacity, capital, collateral and condition. However, the complexity of the lending landscape now goes beyond traditional credit risk and requires credit unions to consider additional risk factors. 

CCUA Trio Spotlight Credit Union Fight Against Elder Financial Abuse on NH Radio

July 11, 2018

CCUA President/CEO Paul Gentile, Ron Covey, president/CEO of St. Mary's Bank Credit Union, and Brian Hughes, president/CEO of Holy Rosary Credit Union hit the New Hampshire airwaves yesterday as guests on the Cail & Company Radio Show, broadcast on WTPL (107.7 FM) and WEMJ (107.3 FM) Radio. Elder financial abuse and CU Senior Safeguard were the focus of the discussion.

CU Direct Credit Union Client Lenders Achieve Milestone in Massachusetts

July 11, 2018

CU Direct announces that as of January 2018, combined CU Direct client credit union lenders have advanced to the top position for auto loan market share in Massachusetts.

Hit the Links and Celebrate the CUs of RI Million Dollar Milestone and 50th Anniversary for SORI on July 16

July 10, 2018

The Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, Mass., will play host to the Credit Unions of Rhode Island Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, July 16, with the proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI).

Gentile, Covey and Hughes Go Live Today on NH Radio

July 10, 2018

CCUA President/CEO Paul Gentile joins with Ron Covey, president/CEO of St. Mary's Bank Credit Union, and Brian Hughes, president/CEO of Holy Rosary Credit Union, as guests on the Cail & Company Radio Show scheduled to air TODAY at 1 pm on WTPL (107.7 FM) and WEMJ (107.3 FM) Radio. The hour-long show will be devoted to the issue of elder financial abuse and the action credit unions are taking to combat it.

Attention Credit Union Young Professionals:  10% Registration Discounts Available for #MILLSUMMIT

July 06, 2018

The Cooperative Credit Union Association offering a 10% registration discount for the upcoming Millennial Summit at the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. The Millennial Summit is a one-day experience designed to help connect young professionals, difference makers, rising stars, and other leaders who want to make an impact in Delaware and the Delaware Valley.

CCUA’s Annual Meeting & Convention Open for Registration; Advocacy and Education Lead the Way

July 06, 2018

Join your credit union peers for CCUA's 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention, Oct. 10-12 at Mohegan Sun in in Uncasville, Connecticut.  New Hampshire Banking Commissioner Gerald H. “Jerry” Little, will give a banking and legislative update on hot topics in the state.

Elder Financial Abuse Tops Latest Edition of The Cooperative Exchange

June 11, 2018

Friday, June 15, marks the worldwide observance of Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Eyeing the observance, CCUA is setting the stage with a wide variety of activities scheduled to kick-off this week and run throughout the summer, all geared to generate a lot of attention, attract media coverage, educate consumers, and enhance the overall regional and national perception of CCUA member credit unions as leaders in the defense of the elderly and their finances.

Finance Network Meeting Features Joe Kennerson 

June 04, 2018

The Finance Network will meet on Wednesday, June 20 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, with registration beginning at 8:45 am.

Discussion will focus on balance sheet strategy ideas in a rising rate environment.  Additional focus on short rates up – how do we manage the deposit base (pricing and product ideas), as well as how we continue to grow on the loan side (what is our capacity to add fixed rate assets). Also, dealing with that new NEV Supervisory Test that is starting to cause pain for some credit unions.

Credit Union System Could Benefit from Loan Participation Networks

June 03, 2018

Loan participations have enjoyed a lengthy period of increasing popularity, and the numbers could be massive in just another few years, reports the Credit Union Journal.

15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union” Adds New Spanish and Portuguese Versions

June 01, 2018

With a little help of a few Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking credit union members, the Cooperative Credit Union Association is adding to its resource library of financial-literacy publications.

Lawmakers, Regulators and Credit Unions Come Together for New Hampshire Advocacy Day

May 17, 2018

New Hampshire’s Advocacy Day yesterday was marked by impactful dialogue with local regulators and lawmakers. The programs presented ideal forums at which member credit unions discussed local issues, displayed advocacy efforts, and continued to develop relationships between New Hampshire credit unions and policymakers. Both events, hosted by Dave Collins, Association Retained Lobbyist and President, RYP Granite Strategies, were conveniently located near the State House in Concord. 

Criminals are Stealing $37 Billion a Year from Nation’s Elderly

May 08, 2018

And it’s about to get worse

Some 5 million older Americans are financially exploited every year by scammers. They are also suffering at the hands of greedy, desperate or drug addicted relatives and friends, among others. 

Arkatechture CASE STUDY: A Financial Institution’s Core Conversion

May 02, 2018

When a leading financial institution needed help with the most significant software upgrade in its history — a core conversion to Episys — they reached out to Arkatechture, a CU Connect Business Service Provider.

Massachusetts Cannabis Commissioner Lays Out Framework for Banking Cannabis in Comprehensive Session

May 01, 2018

Recreational marijuana is coming to the Commonwealth in July, but is the burgeoning industry ready to be banked? That was the core question discussed yesterday as the Association hosted an engaging meeting with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, the Massachusetts Division of Banks, and member credit unions interested in cannabis banking.

Compliance: CDD Rule Electronic Certification Form Available

May 01, 2018

The Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) customer due diligence (CDD) becomes effective May 11. FinCEN has made its electronic CDD beneficial owner certification form available.

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