Resources for Small CUs

Listed below are events, tools, and resources to help Small CUs.

‘Life-threatening’ Hurricane Florence Takes Aim at East Coast - Is Your Credit Union Prepared?

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.

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“Commitment to Cooperation” Honors Dedicated Volunteers and Staff at Annual Meeting & Convention 

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.

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$10,000 Donated by CO-OP Financial Services to Hurricane Florence Relief

CO-OP Financial Services is donating $10,000 to CUAid, organized to help credit unions and their members in the Carolinas as they work to recover from Hurricane Florence.

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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 Volunteer Leadership Conference, Ocean City, MD, Nov. 16-18: Register Now and SAVE

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.

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5 Things Members Want Subject of Complimentary Webinar Offered by CCUA on Oct. 24

Want more millennials? Want more members? Want to become the primary financial institution? Your credit union needs to deliver on what today’s consumer expects: frictionless experiences, simplified digital journeys, and a value-based relationship.

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Advocacy in Action: Coffee with Congressman Stephen Lynch

The Association and Liberty Bay Credit Union hosted a Credit Union Coffee event featuring Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch at their Hingham office. The meeting provided an opportunity to receive up to date information on congressional activities and to advance the Association’s local advocacy priorities, including CU Senior Safeguard, data breaches and the housing finance marketplace.

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Alloya Corporate FCU Offers Scholarship to CCUA’s Annual Meeting, Convention & Trade Show in October

Alloya Corporate FCU is accepting applications for the 2018 Christine M. Gross (CMG) Scholarship*. This valuable benefit of membership will allow an individual from a capitalized member credit union under $100 million in assets to attend the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting, Convention & Trade Show at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Connecticut by covering registration fees, hotel accommodations and travel expenses. The deadline to apply is September 12.

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Appraisals Rule Addressed at Yesterday’s NCUA Board Meeting

The National Credit Union Administration Board met for its scheduled September meeting yesterday.  Agenda items included the issuance of a proposed rule on appraisals and the quarterly update on the Share Insurance Fund.

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Association Sends Letter to NCUA on RBC Proposed Supplemental Rule

The Association has submitted comments to the National Credit Union Administration in response to its proposed supplemental rule on Risk-Based Capital (RBC). Responses to the Association’s risk-based capital survey provided the basis for comments to the agency.

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Association Testified at Parity Hearing on behalf of Mass. Credit Unions

The Massachusetts Division of Banks and Loan Agencies held a public hearing yesterday on proposed amendments to 209 CMR 50:00: Parity with Federal Credit Unions. The Association was present at the hearing to testify on the proposed changes to the parity regulation.

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Association’s Annual Business Meeting and Director Elections on October 12 at 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention

The upcoming annual Business Meeting and election of directors of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc. will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 in the Uncas Ballroom, Salon A, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the Association’s Board of Directors and to conduct other business.

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ATM Skimming Prevention Toolkit

ATM Skimming attacks have occurred at alarming levels over the past year at many financial institutions, including credit unions in the New England area.  

"Card-skimming" thieves use hidden devices to "skim" personal information like account numbers and PINs from debit and credit cards.  Armed with this information, thieves can swiftly clean out accounts or make unauthorized purchases.  In most cases, credit unions will be liable for these losses if the skimming occurs at one of their ATM locations or affects a credit union member.  

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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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August 2018 NCUA Board Meeting Video Available

The video recording of the Aug. 2, 2018, open meeting of the National Credit Union Administration Board is now available on the agency’s website.

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BCFP Issues Privacy (Regulation P) Final Rule

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) has issued a final rule to implement the December 2015 legislative amendments to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

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Bite of Reality App Grants Now Available from Foundation

Credit union organizations can now apply for a Bite of Reality App Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through August 31, 2018. The Foundation is looking to distribute up to $50,000 in grant funds to credit union organizations as part of this effort.

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Board Leadership and Governance Addressed at 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention

The presence of strong Board leadership creates a sustainable advantage for a credit union. However, in the absence of Board leadership, a credit union will likely suffer financially, and ultimately hurt its members. Finding the right balance between Board and management leadership is essential to creating sustainable culture, reducing risk, and providing value to members. This year’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut offers credit union directors and boards the tools they need to ensure their credit unions thrive.

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Bureau Offers Support for Organizations Serving Economically Vulnerable

The CFPB is looking for about 40 organizations that are interested in using the Bureau's toolkit, "Your Money, Your Goals," and related materials to help build the financial well-being of the people they serve.

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Business Credit Analysis Program for Lenders and Analysts

If your credit union offers, or is considering, business lending this three-day program can’t be missed! Designed to provide credit analysts, business lending officers and others with the tools necessary to perform in-depth evaluations of the credit needs of businesses, this program will develop and enhance analytical skills.

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Call for Recount of Votes in Mass. Third Congressional District Democratic Primary

Massachusetts election workers continue to work toward a certified result in the Third Congressional District Democratic primary. While unresolved, the race has taken another step forward to resolution and the contest for Congress in the Merrimack Valley has been officially extended.

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Car Loan Penetration Climbs at US Credit Unions, Credit Cards Stall

U.S. credit unions continue to convert members into auto loan customers, but credit card uptake has flatlined.

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Carper Defends Seat; Other Delaware Primary Results

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) soundly defended his seat against political newcomer Kerri Evelyn Harris in yesterday’s primary challenge in Delaware with a 64.58% v. 35.42% win. His triumph came two days after progressive Ayanna Pressley landed a stunning victory over 10-term incumbent Rep. Mike Capauno in Massachusetts’ Democratic primary.

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CCUA and World Council of Credit Unions Host Puerto Rican Credit Union Executives

On Monday, August 27, over 20 credit unions professionals representing credit unions, or ‘cooperativas’ in Puerto Rico met near CCUA headquarters in Marlborough to discuss specific issues of importance to credit unions and the credit union system in Puerto Rico. 

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CCUA Announces App for 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention

Before making your way to Mohegan Sun and the CCUA’s upcoming Annual Meeting & Convention in five weeks, be sure to download the newest app designed to provide you with information on a wide assortment of activities, agenda, speakers, and trade show exhibitors. It's a must for anyone planning to navigate the upcoming convention and trade show.

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CCUA Fall Network Meetings Open for Registration

Cooperative Credit Union Association announces their Fall 2018 Network Meeting schedule. 

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CCUA Fall Network Meetings Open for Registration

Cooperative Credit Union Association announces their Fall 2018 Network Meeting schedule. Join your peers for our Network meetings where participants can connect with members from other credit unions to share and exchange ideas, challenges and best practices concerning related issues. The network will open the discussion to pressing concerns and is a great opportunity to network with your fellow functional experts.

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CCUA GAC Room Block Reservations - First Come, First Served

Preparations for the 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference are underway by the Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc. As a convenient service for members of the Association at no cost, the Association has negotiated a room block for our CUNA GAC attendees.

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CCUA Hosts CU Boot Camp for Credit Union Newcomers

Fourteen new credit union employees attended Credit Union Employee Boot Camp, CCUA’s one-day Certificate Program designed to provide "basic training" on day-to-day matters regularly seen in credit unions today.

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