Resources for Small CUs

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

 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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‘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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‘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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“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 BSA Update on Nov. 8

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.

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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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2019 State Legislative Filings: Subject of Call for New Hampshire Members TODAY

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.

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2020 W-4 Form to be Redesigned

The Treasury Department has announced that the IRS will implement a redesigned W-4 form for tax year 2020, a timeline that will allow for continued work to refine the new approach for the form.

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4 Tips for Unleashing Your Credit Union’s Best Kept Secret

Most members typically have similar financial needs across their financial lives: cash management; credit and loans; asset accumulation, future income generation, insurance, and leaving a legacy for future generations.  CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI) works with credit unions to address their members’ financial needs for their retirement years through a blueprint for success.

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A Day in the Life of Credit Unions 2018

In honor of International Credit Union Day, here's CU Journal's annual look at the everyday occurrences – both routine and meaningful – that bring "the credit union difference" to life.

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Add Your Voice to Make an Impact on State Legislation

The Association is collecting and finalizing member comments on proposed state legislative filings for the coming legislative session. Member-only calls are scheduled to discuss proposed bills and additional potential areas to be addressed legislatively, as well as discuss next steps.

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Advocacy Highlights the Afternoon at Annual Meeting & Convention

NCUA Chairman Mark McWatters is among the all-star lineup of speakers to enlighten, inform and provide thought-provoking content at the Cooperative Credit Union Association's 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention next month.

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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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AI, Analytics & Job-Hopping Shape Millennials Working in Finance

AI, automation, analytics and accounting, as well as job-hopping, are triggering massive changes in the corporate finance’s role. So say millennials currently working in the field according to a new study.

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Align Credit Union Develops New Children’s Book to Help Teach Financial Literacy

Align Credit Union has developed a new children’s book to help teach the basics of financial literacy to children ages three to five years old. The book entitled “A Savings Account Saves the Day” follows James and his best friend Pearl on their adventures to keep their money safe after James’ piggy bank breaks. The book was written by Align’s #NextGen group and illustrated by Robert E. Bradley, a Framingham State University senior who will be receiving his bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Illustration in May 2019.

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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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America’s Favorite Halloween Candy

This year, it is expected that $2.6 Billion will be spent on trick-or-treat, which is a lot of money. If we as a nation are spending that much, we might as well get it right. Candystore.com gathered 11 years of data and made this map of 2018's Most Popular Halloween Candy in America by state to help you choose wisely.

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American Express, Amazon Launching No-Fee Card for Small Businesses in US

American Express Co. and Amazon.com Inc. announced the launch of the Amazon Business American Express Card for small businesses in the U.S.

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Announcing the 2018 Filene i3 Class

Twenty-one credit union executives have been accepted to Filene i3, a program with a legacy of fostering the development of new ideas and innovations for credit unions. Each Filene i3 member serves a two-year term that kicks off at Filene’s annual big.bright.minds, taking place this December in San Diego.

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Annual Meeting & Convention - Don’t Miss a Minute - Register Now!

There’s still time to register for the Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc.’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention. This annual event, returning to Mohegan Sun from October 10 -12, 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.

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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 Submits Comments on Mass. Parity Regulation

The Association has submitted comments to the Massachusetts Division of Banks and Loan Agencies (“Division”) in response to proposed amendments to 209 CMR 50.00: Parity with Federal Credit Unions. The Association’s written comments supplemented oral testimony provided to the Division at the public hearing held on September 13th.

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Association Submits Comments to NCUA on Budget Proposal

The Association has submitted comments to the National Credit Union Administration relative to its 2019-2020 budget.

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Association Takes to RI Airwaves to Combat Senior Fraud and Elder Abuse

Association President/CEO Paul Gentile took to the Rhode Island airwaves on Sunday, Sept. 23 to combat scams against seniors and elder financial abuse.

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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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