Resources for CEOs

Listed below are events, tools, and resources to help CEO’s find solutions that will help credit unions.

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

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.

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Overcome Marketing Challenges with Candice Nigro at CCUA’s Annual Meeting & Convention; David Collins to Complete New Hampshire Update Team

Members and guests can register now for this annual event that promises to be content rich, dynamic and timely with what will be an outstanding group of industry experts, professionals and regulators providing thought-provoking concepts, unique insights and valuable data in more than 24 education sessions designed for credit union volunteers and staff. Speakers include: Candice Nigro, Max Wolff, Todd Romer, Mark Lynch, Ancin Cooley, Mary Mitchell Dunn, Christopher Pippett, David Collins, NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters, New Hampshire Banking Commissioner Gerald H. “Jerry” Little, and Terence A. McGinnis, Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks, among others.

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$736 Million Share Insurance Distribution Payments to Occur Week of July 23

Next week, the National Credit Union Administration will pay dividends for more than 5,700 institutions eligible for the $735.7 million Share Insurance distribution, the agency announced. Statements will be mailed to dividend recipients this week, indicating the amounts they will receive. An institution that filed a quarterly Call Report as a federally insured credit union for at least one reporting period in calendar year 2017 will be eligible for a pro rata distribution.

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15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union - Booklet

Stop anyone on the street today and ask him or her what a credit union is. Chances are, most respondents won't know. To help you explain what your credit union is, what it does and why, CCUA is happy to provide our members with this terrific little book entitled, "15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union."

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

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.

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2018 Hike-the-Hill Attendees: Feedback Requested via Survey

The Association appreciates your continued advocacy on behalf of your credit union, and credit unions everywhere, and hope that you enjoyed the events. Your feedback about the 2018 Hike-the-Hill will help us to plan for future events. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey by Monday, July 16.

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Alliant Credit Union (Chicago) Hit with Class-action suit for Overdrafts

Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union was named in a class-action suit filed last week in federal court last week related to overdraft fees. The complaint alleges Alliant charged overdraft or NSF fees when members’ accounts had enough money in them to cover the transactions, violated federal law by misrepresenting its opt-in clause for overdraft protection and violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (Reg E), among other grievances.

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Arkatechture CASE STUDY: A Financial Institution’s Core Conversion

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.

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

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.

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Bureau Names Acting Deputy Director

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has picked Brian Johnson to serve as acting deputy director. Johnson is currently principal policy director at the CFPB.

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Bureau Posts Spring 2018 Rulemaking Agenda

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has posted its Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda. There is no longer a mention of rulemaking for overdrafts.

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CCUA Membership Has Benefits

CCUA is committed to leveraging our cooperative power for your credit union.  One way we do this is by exercising our purchasing power to provide reliable credit union solutions.  

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CCUA Mobile App

Are you on the go and looking for easy access to credit union news, advocacy, the calendar of events, and our educational offerings at the Cooperative Credit Union Association? 

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

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.

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

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.

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CCUA’s CU Senior Safeguard Program Lauded by Warren During Hearing

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) praised Massachusetts credit unions for their efforts to protect seniors from financial abuse in a congressional hearing this week on the subject of the growing senior financial abuse epidemic, saying “I’m glad we’re looking into what the federal government can do in this area. But financial institution themselves also have a role to play in stopping this kind of exploitation.” 

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Closed FOM An Advantage? Boston Firefighters CU Says Yes

As more small credit unions seek to expand via community charters to survive, one CU says a closed field of membership is exactly what’s behind its success, and what will carry it into the future. It’s a close relationship with its field of membership—Boston firefighters, Boston police and now Boston emergency medical services, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, Massachusetts State police, and Suffolk County Sherriff’s Department—that is bringing members to the credit union who then use it extensively, said it AVP of Operations Cathy Boucher.

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CO-OP Financial Services Hosts Regional Roadshows Offering Digital Transformation Strategies

CO-OP Financial Services is bringing strategic and tactical learnings to help credit unions on their digital transformation journey through single-day “Roadshow” events in Philadelphia, PA on October 2, and in Boston, Mass. on October 4, along with other events across the country.

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Compliance: CDD Rule Electronic Certification Form Available

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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Could NY’s Marijuana Banking Guidance Be a Model for Other States?

New York’s Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS)  to support the development of medical marijuana and industrial hemp businesses by issuing guidance regarding what his statement announcing the guidance called the “safe and sound provision of banking services for these businesses."

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Credit Union Marketplace Experience Podcasts

Each week, The Credit Union Marketplace Experience Podcasts bring you commentary and thoughtful insights on topics shaping life at today's credit unions. Hear CCUA President/CEO Paul Gentile weigh in on what's front and center. Catch all the latest news and trends on the advocacy front, both legislative and regulatory, on compliance, and on education and professional development. All this and more on the weekly podcasts.

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Credit Union System Could Benefit from Loan Participation Networks

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.

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Credit Unions of Rhode Island Recognize Credit Union Charitable Efforts; PGE Federal Credit Union Repeat Raised Most per Member

PGE Federal Credit Union, Providence, RI, claimed the honors of “2017/2018 Top Fundraising Credit Union” determined by the most dollars raised on a per member basis at the Credit Unions of Rhode Island Charity Golf Tournament.

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Credit Unions of Rhode Island Showcase $1 Million Donation as Special Olympics Rhode Island Celebrates 50th Anniversary

104 golfers displayed their talents yesterday at the Credit Unions of Rhode Island Charity Golf Tournament held at Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, Mass. in celebration of the Million Dollar donation in support of their charitable partner, Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI), which coincides with SORI’s 50th anniversary this week.

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Credit Unions Prevail in Iowa Tax Fight

Iowa credit unions are claiming victory after the failure of a Congressional measure that would have imposed a tax on the state’s credit unions while lowering taxes for the state’s banks. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and state lawmakers have compromised on a tax reform package that keeps the credit union tax exemption in place in the Hawkeye State.

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Credit Unions Tapping MemberClose Surpassing $2.5 Billion in Loans Each Year

MemberClose, a software program empowering credit unions to save on the time it takes and the money it costs to process all types of equity loans, is being credited by nearly 200 credit unions for giving them the ability during that time period to process more than 60,000 loans, accounting for more than $5-billion.

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

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. 

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CU Marketplace Experience PODCAST: Educational Opportunities Abound at CCUA

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.

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CU Senior Safeguard

CCUA offers member credit unions the ability to provide their employees a cutting edge online training solution which promises to provide staff the opportunity to learn how to identify elder financial exploitation - just another benefit of CCUA membership!

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CU Senior Safeguard Protects Elderly Members, Gives You Chances to Win

Elder Financial Abuse is a growing epidemic in our country. Congress is considering legislation (the Senior Safe Act) that will require financial institutions to report suspected fraud, while offering an indemnification clause to protect reporting individuals and institutions from lawsuits.

The Association has committed to combat the epidemic by providing our credit unions' employees with the education and tools necessary to stay ahead of the curve. Our partnership with EverFi, a company specializing in interactive learning, and the Credit Union Senior Safeguard program will allow credit union employees to receive certification in elder financial abuse training to be in that ‘safe harbor’.

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