Resources for Small CUs

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

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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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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‘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 (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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“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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“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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“Million Dollar” Thank You to Credit Unions of Rhode Island – Part 3

Last week, 15 Credit Unions of Rhode Island received a special “thank you” visit in honor of their participation in the Million Dollar Year of support for Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI).

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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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2017-2018 Massachusetts State Legislative Session Wrap-Up

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.

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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 Brings New Minimum Wage Requirements

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.

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2019 BSA Update at Delaware Office on April 16 - Morning and Evening Sessions Available

Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC requirements continue to challenge credit unions of all sizes. A BSA update will be held in the Association Office in the Newark, DE on April 16.

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2019 Compliance Hot Topics and Policy Review Next Up for the Compliance Network

Join the Compliance Network on March 14th for our annual Compliance Hot Topic Review.  CCUA is excited to welcome Glory Ledu, CEO of League InfoSight, for this half day program.

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2019 Compliance Hot Topics and Policy Review Next Up for the Compliance Network

Join the Compliance Network on March 14 for our annual Compliance Hot Topic Review.  CCUA is excited to welcome Glory Ledu, CEO of League InfoSight, for this half day program. Ledu will provide attendees with a review of the important compliance issues facing credit unions today and will look ahead to compliance topics of 2019.

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2019 Credit Union Marketplace Experience

Credit Union Employees: Click HERE  for Complimentary Registration.

Exhibitors  & Sponsors: Click HERE  for Information and Registration.

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2019 FHA Loan Limits Increase

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.

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2019 GAC - Know Before You Go: CCUA First-Time Attendees Checklist Posted

The Association has compiled a first-time GAC attendee checklist to help guide you through the busy event.

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2019 GAC – In the Palm of Your Hand

Are you attending the premier event for political impact in the credit union industry - CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.? Excited to meet with your Congressional delegation, but concerned that you’ll forget important details about the issues facing credit unions today? There’s an app for that!

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2019 GAC Resources Webpage and APP- Get Member Advocacy Webinar Slides and More!

To help you make the most of your experience at next week’s 2019 GAC, the Association continues to update the 2019 GAC Resources Webpage and App as new information becomes available.

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2019 GAC- Know Before You Go!  Congressional Delegation and State Statistics on App and Web

Members who are attending the 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference can make the most of their time in Washington by brushing up on material now available on the CCUA app and CCUA's 2019 GAC Resources web page.

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2019 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Resources

Join your peers March 10-14, 2019 in Washington, D.C. for the premier event for political impact in the credit union industry, gathering thousands of industry leaders to remind legislators and regulators why credit unions are Americans' best financial partners. Make new connections with credit union leaders from across the country and cutting-edge vendors, and hear thought-provoking keynote presentations from America's foremost leaders in politics, media and business. This is our chance to stand together and send a united message to lawmakers that our 110 million members matter.

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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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2019-2020 Mass. State Legislative Session Begins Today - Member Conference Call on Proposals Jan. 8

The Association has already launched its Massachusetts state legislative advocacy platform for the new session. Members are invited to dialogue on new legislative initiatives to be introduced for the 2019-2020 session. Compiling member suggestions is a top priority to ensure that Association filings incorporate local views, represent meaningful advocacy, and include an effective strategic direction. The 2019-2020 filing deadline is January 18, 2019.

To provide a forum for discussion, the Association will host a conference call on January 8 at 2:00 pm on pending proposals for the next session.

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