Resources for Small CUs

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

Weekly Relative Value: Work ‘Til You Drop

Weekly Relative Value, by Tom Slefinger, Balance Sheet Solutions, takes a look the impact of world economics on your credit union's balance sheet. It is provided in partnership with Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union. The views of the author do not necessarily reflect those of the Association.

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Banks Gearing Up for CECL Practice Run- News from S&P Global Market Intelligence -

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.

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 CU at Our Event - 10.18.18

Credit unions are involved in their communities in so many ways – and we want to share them all! In the weekly column, CU at Our Event, your credit union events are featured! Golf tournaments, fundraisers, member appreciation events – in your branch or in the community. Just provide us with the details about your event and we’ll post it every Thursday, until your event occurs.

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CUES New England Council Annual Meeting/Conference Set for October 7-8

The Credit Union Executive Society’s (CUES) New England Council will hold its Annual Meeting/Conference on October 7-8, 2019 at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville CT. 

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CUNA GAC Goes Virtual for 2021

The Credit Union National Association on Monday morning announced plans to shift its annual Governmental Affairs Conference to an online format for 2021.

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House Financial Services Committee Hits Big Banks’ Lack of Diversity

The House Financial Services Committee said there is a lack of diversity among the nation's largest banks, despite the population being composed of 50% women and 40% minorities.

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Marketplace Monday Rescheduled to THURSDAY

Everyone, including our technology, is feeling the pressure of working from home. We apologize that  Marketplace Monday was cancelled due to technological difficulties. The session has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 10:00 am.

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Member Networking Reception Will Tip Off GAC

The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) will usher in CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) on Sunday, February 23, with a members-only networking reception at Bobby Van's Grill in Washington, D.C., from 5-7 pm.

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 NCUA’s Fidelity Bonds Rule Effective Oct. 22

NCUA finalized changes to its fidelity bonds rule in July, and the changes go into effect Oct. 22. The Federal Credit Union Act requires that certain credit union employees and elected officials have fidelity bond coverage. 

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NH Federal Credit Union Delivers Hundreds of Donated Items to Local Nursing Homes From Successful “Santa for Seniors” Holiday Drive

Just before Christmas, local nursing homes accepted hundreds of needed items that were donated for residents. Donations were collected during Intown Concord's Midnight Merriment festivities, and more donations continued to come in to the NHFCU Lee Branch a week later.

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Webcast: Mortgage Lending: Recent Final 2019 Numbers, Trends, Indicators & Impacts

Join Credit Union Times' Michael Ogden, editor-in-chief, and Jim DuPlessis, lending correspondent-at-large, as they explore the most recent final numbers of 2019, the latest trends in mortgage lending and what they mean for credit unions and members.

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Weekly Relative Value - Trickle Up

Tom Slefinger, Balance Sheet Solutions, discusses the impact of excessive debt on future U.S. growth in this weekly column, in partnership with Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union. 

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‘Significant Implications’ Arise with Looming Flood Insurance Deadline

The National Flood Insurance Program is again operating under a temporary authorization and the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is warning of the dire consequences if it allowed to lapse.

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‘Bridging’ the Social Distance

In addition to disrupting credit unions’ daily operations and member service, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their board and committee meetings.

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‘Bridging’ the Social Distance

In addition to disrupting credit unions’ daily operations and member service, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their board and committee meetings.

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‘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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‘Marketplace Monday’ Guests Help CUs Thrive Despite  the Pandemic

Credit union professionals from across the region tuned in yesterday to ‘Marketplace Monday’ and discovered how to turn challenges from the pandemic into opportunities for their credit unions to thrive.

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‘Marketplace Mondays’ Debuts New Virtual Trade Show Experience

Almost 300 professionals from credit unions and related organizations tuned in yesterday for the premiere episode of “Marketplace Mondays” – an innovative and exciting business-to-business showcase designed exclusively for credit union executives and their staff.

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‘Marketplace Mondays’ Series Finale on Oct 5th

‘Marketplace Mondays’ will be presenting its series finale on Monday, October 5th at 10:00 am.

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‘SIM Swap’ Scam:  Criminals Really Have Your Number

This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts, confiscate your email, delete your data and take over your social media profiles.

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‘Tis (Still) the Season – For Vigilance Against Robbery!

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.

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‘Tis the Season for Gift Cards from LSC – CU Connect Partner

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.

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‘Tis the Season: IRS Warns Vigilance Against Phone Scams

As the April filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams where aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information.

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‘Tis the Season… for Holiday Loans -  USA Today interviews CUNA’s Schenk on topic

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.

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‘Transparency’ Key to Upcoming CU-Bank Purchase Reg: NCUA’s Hood

National Credit Union Administration Chairman Rodney Hood on Tuesday offered further insights into an upcoming proposal from the agency surrounding CU-bank purchases

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‘Weak Spot’ Leads to Rash of New Attacks Against Gas Stations, Pumps

VISA says North American merchants that operate gas stations and gas pumps are facing a rash of attacks from cybercrime groups wanting to deploy point-of-sale malware on their networks.

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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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“Blackjack!”  When Writing a Computer Program is Like Going to Vegas

Coding computer applications takes discipline, hard work and the ability to see how your contributions interact with the larger team.

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“CU Difference” Celebrated at Middlesex & Worcester Senior Conference

Attendees praise CUs for many reasons

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“Million Dollar” Thank You to Credit Unions of Rhode Island – Part 2

Today’s Million Dollar Visit photos feature Cranston Municipal Employees Credit Union; Greenwood Credit Union; Navigant Credit Union; PGE Federal Credit Union; and Rhode Island Credit Union.

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