Resources for CEOs
Listed below are events, tools, and resources to help CEO’s find solutions that will help credit unions.
Banks of all sizes are readying dry runs of their loan portfolios to gauge their performance under the current expected credit loss model, or CECL, which goes into effect in a little over a year. The exercise, commonly referred to as a parallel run, will show banks the gap in the allowance under the incurred approach and CECL. The parallel runs will also test banks' processes and controls around the allowance calculation and figure strongly into an institution's initial allowance disclosure.
Expanding in size and strengthening yet again, violent Hurricane Florence is on a beeline toward the East Coast as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane. Catastrophic flooding and destructive winds are becoming very likely in the eastern Carolinas north of Charleston, where hurricane warnings were issued late Tuesday. Be prepared - download Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, a white paper from CUNA Mutual which outlines procedures and guidelines your credit union could follow in developing its own business continuity plan.
With the holidays behind us, the dawn of the New Year is a good time to review your robbery prevention and incident reporting procedures. A well-trained and well-equipped staff is your best defense, but here are a few other things to keep in mind.
More than half of the American population purchased at least one prepaid card in 2017. If your credit union is not currently offering a gift or prepaid debit card, chances are that you’re missing out on a valuable form of revenue and an equally valuable opportunity to expand your member base and relevancy to your current members.
CUNA Chief Economist Mike Schenk spoke with USA Today recently for an article about credit unions being among the financial institutions that offer “holiday loans” to members. Such loans generally come with fixed interest rate and installment repayment plans and range from between $500 and $5,000.
The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) honors those leaders who have hit major milestones of service in the credit union system, and is reaching out to management at member credit unions to ask that they share the names of those individuals who have been volunteers or employees of the credit union for more than twenty years.
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.
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."
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.
Yesterday, the Massachusetts General Court completed its 190th session and the two-year legislative session came to a close in the Commonwealth. For approximately two hours, the final session on New Year’s Day addressed the last legislative proposal which was the subject of conference committees between the chambers: the regulation of flame retardants in certain household products. Other matters finalized this week included a supplemental budget bill, a significant number of sick leave banks and local bills.
Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC requirements continue to challenge credit unions of all sizes. As we have come to learn, examiner expectations vary from institution to institution depending on the level of risk—risks including who you serve, and where and how you serve your membership. Join Bill Nagle, SVP, Professional Development, CCUA, on November 8 for an all-day program devoted to BSA.
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.
Hosted by the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) and the MD|DC Credit Union Association, the ever-popular Volunteer Leadership Conference brings together credit union volunteers, committee members and key staff from Delaware, DC, Maryland, and surrounding states for a unique networking and educational experience. It will take place November 16-18 at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City, MD.
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, nonexempt employees must be paid minimum wage. The federal minimum wage, or pay floor, remains at $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees and $2.13 per hour for tipped employees. Under circumstances in which a state, city or county minimum wage rate is higher than the federal rate, employers are required to pay workers the higher amount.
Credit Union Employees: Click HERE for Complimentary Registration.
Exhibitors & Sponsors: Click HERE for Information and Registration.
HUD has announced its new schedule of FHA loan limits for 2019, with limits increasing in most areas of the country, further detailed in Mortgagee Letter 18-11, effective for forward mortgage case numbers, and Mortgagee Letter 18-12, effective for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) case numbers, assigned on or after January 1, 2019.
The Association is in the process of finalizing member comments to the New Hampshire Banking Department on its proposed 2019 state legislative filings. A member-only call is scheduled to determine final consensus on the proposed bills as well as to discuss next steps.
With a deadline of August 10, 2018, credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards and fundraising gala on March 11, 2019 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.