Resources for CU Board Member

Listed below are events, tools, and resources to help CU Board Members.

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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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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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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2019 Wegner Award Nomination Deadline Approaching

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.

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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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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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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 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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CU Marketplace Experience PODCAST: Advocacy in Action

The Cooperative Credit Union Association has effective advocacy covered at both the State and National level. Jason Dias, host of the Credit Union Marketplace Experience Podcast, caught up with the advocacy team to find out how they got started with credit unions and how they are working hard tracking voting records and intentionally engaging lawmakers at every level for the benefit of the CCUA's members.

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CUNA: Credit Unions Created $15-Billion in Financial Benefits During 2017

In the world of financial services, credit unions continue to provide a steady, reliable, community-based alternative, CUNA writes in its updated white paper on the credit union tax status, released recently. CUNA’s research finds that, in 2017 alone, the credit union system created $15 billion in financial benefits to members and non-members alike.

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Delaware’s 2nd Annual Credit Union Day June 13

Join your peers and members of Delaware’s legislative body as we come together on June 13 to celebrate credit unions in Delaware on the 2nd Annual Delaware Credit Union Day.

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Denial of Service Attacks Overwhelmingly Target Financial Services: Verisign

The 57% of DDoS attacks against financial services more than doubled the next closest category, IT Services/ Cloud/SaaS (26%), and more than tripled telecoms (17%) in 2018’s first three months, reports the Credit Union Times.

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Elder Financial Abuse Tops Latest Edition of The Cooperative Exchange

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.

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Grappling with Vendor Management?  Take Advantage of the Experts at MAPLE STREET, INC. 

Maple Street, CU Connect partner, guarantees two things: first, that each of its client credit unions will pass vendor management exams; and second, that each will earn a positive ROI on its vendor management program.   

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

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).

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Hit the Links with the Credit Unions of Rhode Island

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).

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IRS Refuses to Make Commitment Requiring FCUs to File Tax Returns

The Internal Revenue Service has refused to make a commitment to require federal credit unions to file informational tax returns, known as Form 990s, CU Times has reported.

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Large Credit Union Mergers Could Signal Continued Tough Operating Environment - News from S&P Global Market Intelligence

A spate of mergers among larger U.S. credit unions suggests that the operating environment remains challenging — and that could be bad news for the smallest institutions.

Recent industry consolidation has primarily occurred among credit unions with assets of $50 million or less, according to the National Credit Union Administration's annual report for 2017.

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

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. 

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Navigating Risks in the Lending Landscape

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. 

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News and Information Inquiries

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EPISODE ONE - Paul Gentile on CU Senior Safeguard

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EPISODE TWO - Charlotte Whatley talks Credit Unions and Compliance

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EPISODE THREE - Bill Nagle on Career Development

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EPISODE FOUR - Advocacy at CCUA

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