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"July 20, 2018 9:17 am"

Financial Reality Fairs get A+ in 2017-2018

Mahalo to participating Hawaii credit unions for making Financial Reality Fairs in Hawaii's schools a huge success.

"July 18, 2018 1:27 pm"

Thinking small helps in a big way

"July 17, 2018 9:04 am"

Love My CU Rewards July 2018 Update

"July 17, 2018 7:50 am"

5 Tips to Help Your Members Save on Back-to-School Shopping

It may feel like summer has just begun, but soon enough parents everywhere will rejoice as the weather begins to cool and their kids return to school.

"July 16, 2018 11:31 am"

Hickam Federal Credit Union Announces New President/CEO

Hickam Federal Credit Union announces Scott Kaulukukui as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 16, 2018. 

"July 11, 2018 11:30 am"

How "Not-Big" Banks Can Win in Digital

"July 11, 2018 10:32 am"

HOCU helps you find a "fur-baby" to love

Don't be barking up the wrong tree while you're looking for love in all the wrong places!

"July 11, 2018 9:43 am"

Can you spot disaster-related fraud?

Agencies offer guidance to identify common fraud schemes.

"July 09, 2018 12:16 pm"

Good news for Credit Union Webinar Network participants

We'll soon be making a series of email enhancements. These changes will help us serve you better, delivering information on webinars and training tailored to your wants and needs. Simply stated: fewer emails, more relevant content, everyone goes home happy.

"July 09, 2018 12:13 pm"

PAR/WACHA agreement with HCUL benefits member credit unions

Your League is happy to announce a joint marketing agreement with Wisconsin Automated Clearing House Association (WACHA) and Payment Advisory Resource, Inc. (PAR) to provide support to its members to help them maintain compliance, improve operational processes, and mitigate fraud and risks.

"July 05, 2018 10:44 am"

Hawaii island credit union adopts new name

Effective July 2, 2018, Hāmākua Coast Community Federal Credit Union officially changed its name to Hāmākua Federal Credit Union.

"July 02, 2018 8:36 am"

The Why and What of CUNA's CU Awareness Initiative

Funding for the 100 million dollar initiative will ensure sustainability.

"June 29, 2018 2:57 pm"

Notes from the Field: "Pathways to Rebuilding Lives" in Hawaii

Originally posted on National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions web site on June 28

Laura Aguirre, CEO of Hawaii First FCU, highlights how Hawaii First FCU is maximizing impact by pairing financial counseling with Kilauea relief dollars.

"June 29, 2018 1:22 pm"

Hawaii Community FCU hosts candidates’ forum on June 25

Hawaii Community FCU held its meet and greet at its Kaloko branch.

"June 29, 2018 12:38 pm"

Credit unions rank in Forbes Best-in-State list

Three Hawaii credit unions were ranked in the recent Forbes Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions list. HFS Federal Credit Union was named Hawaii’s best credit union, with a score of 92.29, and was followed by Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union (88.51) and HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union (82.05).

"June 26, 2018 11:40 am"

Farmers Hawaii extends discounts to HCUL business partners and family

Here’s a great offer for Hawaii Credit Union League business partners! You and your employees can save an average of $427* on auto insurance with Farmers Insurance Hawaii! The same great deal offered to credit unions and their members is now open to League business partners and their employees.

"June 26, 2018 10:49 am"

Six key differences drive multicultural consumer behavior

Over the past five years, multicultural consumers* have accounted for 100 percent of the U.S. population growth and 61 percent of credit union membership growth. As the population becomes increasingly diverse, understanding cultural differences might cause credit unions to reconsider their communication messages and product delivery channels.

"June 26, 2018 10:03 am"

Love My CU Rewards June Update

When’s the last time you visited the Partner Center? We have added several new marketing materials in the Partner Center, available now, to help your credit union promote the value of Sprint to your members.

"June 21, 2018 8:09 am"

Get the latest HR, marketing, and technology trends

The world of financial services moves quickly and as credit union professionals, so do we. Hawaii Credit Union League is proud to partner with CU Solutions Groups to bring you a fresh edition of CU TrendScan for those who want to stay up-to-date on technology, marketing, and HR performance in the credit union industry. You can read the publication for free at

"June 21, 2018 7:52 am"

Free used office desks available at HCUL

HCUL has three used office desks available for free – one large wood desk with three drawers; one small metal desk with two drawers; and one large three drawer metal desk. If interested, please contact Tracy at 203.6401 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There is no charge for these desks and your credit union is responsible for pick-up.

"June 21, 2018 7:39 am"

CUNA offers free monthly report on financial and statistical trends

Each month, CUNA collects data from hundreds of credit unions nationwide and analyzes it to compile a free monthly CUNA Financial and Statistical Trends report on major industry trends.

"June 19, 2018 11:01 am"

BTG and Filene Research Institute take pandemic planning out of the box

BTG collaborated with Filene Research Institute to deliver a simulated pandemic disaster event immersing i3 participants into a unique disaster recovery test.

"June 19, 2018 10:54 am"

Working together to help people achieve financial security

CUNA Mutual Group is proud to be part of a movement that puts people first, drives innovation, and cares about the well-being of its members.

"June 18, 2018 10:59 am"

Revolutionary lending workshop offers immediate, practical application

ULEND Academy is a lending GAME CHANGER. No more wasted hours in classes with great ideas that are hard to implement in real life! ULEND Academy is a hands-on, customized experience that propels lenders from transactional to consultative, meeting members’ full financial needs.

"June 18, 2018 10:36 am"

President will nominate Rodney Hood to serve on NCUA board

President Donald Trump will nominate Rodney Hood to serve on the NCUA board in the seat currently held by board member Rick Metsger.

"June 14, 2018 1:19 pm"

CUNA CU Awareness Initiative webinar update now available

In case you weren’t able to view this webinar live at 7:00 am on Tuesday, the recorded version is now available.

"June 12, 2018 11:42 am"

Enhanced Opportunity for Credit Unions to Earn Additional Income

Farmers Insurance Hawaii offers auto, homeowners’, renters, and home protection insurance products (hurricane, flood & dwelling fire) for Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) member credit unions.

"June 12, 2018 11:36 am"

What’s Your Litmus Test for Quality Service?

Make sure your strategies align with account holder needs

"June 12, 2018 11:25 am"

5 Quick Tips for Enabling and Promoting Consumer Education Lending

Private student lending is a $100 billion dollar market opportunity.

"June 07, 2018 2:12 pm"

Millennials Are Here to Stay

Millennials are technology natives who are pushing the rest of the world forward, toward increased connectivity. By embracing a more mobile-friendly institution and offering mobile banking solutions that appeal to millennial customers, financial marketers will fuel the preference for mobile interactions.

"June 06, 2018 9:30 am"

Hawaii First FCU recognizes its first donor to the Pathways to Rebuilding Lives project.

Corporate America Credit Union and its President/CEO, Pete Pritts of Irondale, Alabama, provided a generous donation to help residents displaced by the lava flow occurring in the Puna community of Hawaii Island.

"June 05, 2018 12:54 pm"

Running for a Great Cause

CUNA Mutual Group’s Tim McAdow shares his experience running the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run.

"June 05, 2018 11:02 am"

Buckley Technology Group offers ADA Website Compliance Assessments

In the past two years, more and more financial institutions are receiving demand letters alleging their websites are a violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

"June 05, 2018 9:00 am"

LoanEngine™ Creates “Marketing Rock Stars”

Hawaii State FCU chose LoanEngine, which delivers multi-product, recurring prescreened offers for auto, credit card, personal and other consumer loans.

"May 29, 2018 10:30 am"

Back by popular demand

Get a quote and a free huli huli chicken dinner from Farmers Hawaii!

"May 29, 2018 9:20 am"

NSF and OD Income Continues to Rise: Are you getting a piece of it?

By: Richard Miller, Executive Vice President, John M. Floyd & Associates (JMFA)

"May 16, 2018 3:12 pm"

It's MAY, so that's time for calendars

You might think it's a bit early to even think about 2019, but now is the time to order your 2019 calendars to get in on the price breaks. The best thing is that you can place your order today and get delivery and the invoice in November or December.

"May 16, 2018 2:12 pm"

Don’t Sign That Contract Without a Second Opinion

By Kelly Flynn, JMFA National Director
Before you buy a used car, you take it to a mechanic. When you’re under the weather, you go to a doctor. When you face a dilemma, you consult a trusted friend. We’re all accustomed to getting a second opinion for the simple reason that we don’t know what we don’t know.

"May 16, 2018 9:49 am"

HOCU hires Tia-Lynn Leong

HOCU (Honolulu Federal Credit Union) announced Tia-Lynn Leong as its new operations manager.

"May 15, 2018 12:00 pm"

6 Best Practices for a Successful Credit Card Rewards Program

Offering a great credit card is one of the best ways a credit union can bring value to its current and potential members.

"May 15, 2018 11:57 am"

Notice to KarPower subscribers

The corporate offices of Kelly Blue Book (KBB) and HomeNet Automotive (HNA), a sister company of KBB have moved all KarPower subscriptions from KBB to HNA. 

"May 15, 2018 11:49 am"

Getting the message out: CUs are the better choice

Hawaii State FCU is running a bold marketing campaign that clearly explains why credit unions are different and why they are the better banking choice.

"May 10, 2018 10:27 am"

Kekaha FCU to match $2,000 in donations for flood relief

Kekaha Federal Credit Union is collecting monetary donations and non-perishable goods to aid in the relief efforts after recent floods that devastated parts of Kaua‘i.  

"May 10, 2018 8:29 am"

Hawaii team wins 2nd place at national Lifesmarts Championship

A team of Iolani High School students represented Hawaii in the National LifeSmarts Competition where they won second place. A total of 34 teams from across the nation competed in the 24th annual high school consumer education competition from April 21-24 in San Diego.

"May 08, 2018 10:42 am"

JMFA Names New Regional Director

Crissandra Fry has joined John M. Floyd & Associates (JMFA) as Regional Director for Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest states.

"May 01, 2018 12:11 pm"

Increase profitability and efficiency with Lending Insights

With a full suite of dynamic solutions, Lending Insights exclusively helps credit unions manage portfolio risk, meet regulatory requirements, and increase loan profitability and growth. Best of all, analyze historic loan portfolio performance data like never before, and make even more informed decisions with over 300 key individual and market metrics.

"May 01, 2018 12:04 pm"

You’re in position. Holding the reins. Will you win the race?

Like those who compete in the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May, you’ve put in the necessary hard work preparing for the race ahead. You’ve planned, projected, strategized and sized up the competition, all with the lofty goal of winning the race.

"May 01, 2018 11:53 am"

Rain or Shine - This Spring Your Members Can Save Big with Sprint

Your members can celebrate springtime with a clean slate and a new phone! That’s right, with Clean SlateSM when your members switch to Sprint, they will cover your members' switching fees up to $550 per line via prepaid card - Sprint makes it easy.

"May 01, 2018 11:46 am"

Potential in Lending to the Next Generation of Borrowers

A curated shift towards digital lending is starting with student loans, but Millennials still expect quality services traditional institutions provide.

"April 23, 2018 11:49 am"

When is buying an automobile not like root canal?

When you are equipped with the knowledge you need to navigate the purchasing process from start to finish.

"April 19, 2018 3:37 pm"

Aloha Pacific FCU announces staff promotion and new hires

Rose Alcuran has been promoted from information technology applications manager to director of information technology, effective immediately. She was previously the credit union’s senior systems analyst.

"April 19, 2018 12:06 pm"

Kauai credit unions deploy recovery efforts

 Kauai Government EFCU’s (KGEFCU) new CEO Monica Belz and her staff deployed a disaster relief team and started a GOFUNDME account in the immediate aftermath of Kauai’s record flooding. The “boots-on-the-ground” effort saw the credit union’s staff gathering much needed supplies—food, water, gasoline, and other materials—and working alongside Kauai’s first responders to deliver supplies to Kauai north shore residents. The credit union also partnered with Kauai Pasta in Kapaa to prepare and deliver food for 100 first responders within hours.


KGEFCU’s Facebook page posted its office as a drop off site and will be donating supplies to victims of the floods including basic necessities, food and water, much needed materials, and helping the community rebuild in the aftermath of the destruction.  All funds will go directly to the community to meet the most immediate needs first. 

Gather FCU’s President Tess Shimabukuro shared their efforts to support those impacted by the flood. “Gas, propane, diapers, formula, and cleaning supplies are what is needed,” she explained.” We gave cash donations to both food banks here so they could purchase what the residents need.”

Gather FCU is also collecting cash donations to benefit children affected by the flood and will donate the funds to schools in Koloa and Hanalei to purchase clothing, school supplies, and whatever the children need. Garden Island FCU is also accepting cash donations.

"April 17, 2018 2:01 pm"

Protection and peace of mind

Your League is pleased to announce its business partnership with Alert Alarm Hawaii.

"April 17, 2018 10:58 am"

Simplicity meets sophistication with Harland Clarke’s full-featured email marketing platform

SubscriberMail provides powerful, user-friendly functionality around the core components of any email program—Message Building, List Management, and Reporting.

"April 17, 2018 10:51 am"

Lending Insights increases profitability and efficiency

Optimize your loan portfolio and uncover new loan opportunities with the proven results of Lending Insights—the best-in-class lending performance management system.

"April 17, 2018 10:30 am"

GAP trends: What you need to know

The cost of GAP is rising – that’s today’s reality. A “perfect storm” of trends is impacting GAP providers across the country. Before your credit union starts shopping around for GAP providers, it’s important to understand what is impacting the rising cost of GAP.

"April 17, 2018 9:04 am"

Love My CU Rewards Update: Important program changes for 2018

Love My CU Rewards April update.

"April 12, 2018 2:31 pm"

Your input requested for Hawaii CU Awareness Initiative

After the gavel drops on the annual business meeting, your League will unveil an exciting new initiative designed to create greater consumer awareness of credit unions.

"April 12, 2018 2:27 pm"

Rick Metsger to keynote annual convention

Your League is pleased to announce NCUA Director Rick Metsger will be our annual convention keynote speaker. He fills in for NCUA Chairman Mark McWatters who is unable to attend.

"April 10, 2018 2:56 pm"

Solutions for Mortgage Lending Activities, Credit Risk and Portfolio Risk Valuations

HCU Services Corporation is pleased to introduce its newest business partner, Collateral Analytics.  This Honolulu based financial technology company was established in 2009 and provides automated real estate valuation and analytic products and tools to support mortgage lending activities, credit risk, and portfolio risk valuations.

"April 10, 2018 2:39 pm"

Access offers Spring Cleaning discount

The exact length of time you’ll need to keep a document may vary from industry to industry, as well as from one record type to another. This can range anywhere from 2 to 7 years, and sometimes longer.

"April 10, 2018 11:51 am"

Enhanced opportunity to earn additional income

Farmers Insurance Hawaii offers auto, homeowners’, renters, and home protection insurance products (hurricane, flood & dwelling fire) for Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) member credit unions.

"April 10, 2018 11:12 am"

Complacency is comfortable, but the results can be costly

John M. Floyd & Associates Regional Director Jim Griffis,  gives examples of complacency cost when it comes to your overdraft strategy.

"April 06, 2018 3:50 pm"

Hawaii credit unions remember Senator Akaka

Hawaii’s credit unions mourn the loss of Senator Daniel Akaka, who passed away this morning at age 93. Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian to serve in the U.S. Senate and a fixture for decades on Capitol Hill, where he became known as the “ambassador of aloha”.

"April 02, 2018 1:37 pm"

Get a Bird's Eye View of car buying

Credit union professionals! You can add value to your members’ experience by offering greater assistance in the automobile purchasing process.  Manny Diaz, lending manager at Waialua Federal Credit Union, Oahu, will share his expertise, not only in the lending process but in guiding members through the auto purchasing process.

"March 27, 2018 1:28 pm"

Capture and retain more auto loans

"March 15, 2018 3:38 pm"

Love My CU Rewards Update: Benmoji and Paul plus the iPhone X

March 2018 Love My CU Rewards Update.

"March 07, 2018 3:05 pm"

Hawaii well-represented at CUNA GAC in D.C.

One of the largest delegations of Hawaii credit union volunteers, professionals and guests attended the annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington D.C. From February 25 – March 1.

"March 06, 2018 10:29 am"

Has the CFPB’s Mission Changed?

New strategic plan narrows the focus for consumer protection agency

"March 05, 2018 2:04 pm"

Dollar Associates announces 2018 webinars

Mark your calendars and take advantage of this year's Dollar Associates webinars.

"March 05, 2018 10:17 am"

Free webinar covers Credit Union Impact Report

A Look Behind The Credit Union Impact Report

Tuesday, March 6, at 9:00 AM HST

"March 01, 2018 1:30 pm"

New videos share the credit union difference to consumers

Your League has made available four short videos explaining the why credit unions are the better choice for consumers.

"February 27, 2018 11:35 am"

Diebold Nixdorf Vynamic™ Security Suite helps mitigate Jackpotting at the ATM

ATM attacks have evolved over the years. With fraudsters being increasingly more creative at developing attacks on terminals, ATM security is now more important than ever before, and unless ATM owners act proactively, they’re going to become the next statistic.

"February 27, 2018 10:44 am"

How does your credit union rank when it comes to disclosure?

We hear a lot about rankings these days. Whether it’s the latest movie releases, professional and college sports teams, places to live, restaurants or online visibility, placing on the top rung of a ranking list can raise one’s reputational capital.

"February 27, 2018 9:41 am"

GAP Claims Rise: What to Watch For

Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) provides valuable protection for credit union members by allowing them to cancel the difference between an insurance settlement and their loan balance if their vehicle is stolen or totaled in an accident.

"February 22, 2018 3:12 pm"

Love My CU Rewards Update: TurboTax, Sprint iPhones, and more!

Exclusive member discounts that grow membership, loyalty, and income.

"February 15, 2018 3:29 pm"

WCMS is an investment in you and your credit union

“We are the keepers of the flame and we must remain vigilant in purpose to keep credit unions viable, and it is our mission to keep on top of continuous changes in the credit union movement. We have to keep growing and continue to be fired up!” 
Commencement speaker, Montana Credit Union Association President and CEO Tracie Kenyon to the 2017 Western CUNA Management  School Graduating Class.

"February 15, 2018 10:48 am"

Let the good times roll at Annual Convention Casino Night!

Envision brings the Vegas vibe to our Friday night at the convention. Those who attended our annual convention in 2015 reveled in the high energy excitement of Just Like Vegas. (And if you don’t remember, we have video.) 

"February 15, 2018 10:36 am"

NCUA Chairman McWatters to keynote annual convention

Your League is pleased to announce NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters will be the keynote speaker its 80th Annual Convention Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 18.

"February 13, 2018 3:13 pm"

The Future of Lending is Here

DRIVE ‘18 is the credit union lending conference that delivers insight, analysis, and innovation. It’s where you’ll hear about the most effective lending strategies of today, as well as uncover a roadmap to the evolving financial landscape of tomorrow.

"February 13, 2018 9:10 am"

Credit unions invited to 4th Annual Print & Promo Expo

Join the League’s newest business partner – American Solutions for Business – at its 4th Annual Print & Promo Expo on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the newly renovated Prince Waikiki Hotel’s Pi'inaio Ballroom. Lunch will be served and self-parking will be validated.

"February 13, 2018 8:54 am"

The best impression at the right time every time

Each time an account holder or prospect comes in contact with your credit union, you have the opportunity to create an impression — whether to make a sale, build a relationship or simply delight your members. At every touchpoint, the right response creates a superior experience for your members and positive results for you.

"February 13, 2018 8:41 am"

Buckley Technology Group offers video insights on web site ADA compliance

Buckley Technology Group, a League business partner since 2010, presents “Website Accessibility and ADA Considerations”. This brief video offers informational and resourceful insight to help your credit union navigate through one of the industry’s most trending topics. You may download this video here

"February 13, 2018 8:14 am"

FEAH presents Active Shooter Seminar with HPD

Register today for this March 6, 2018 seminar! 

"February 08, 2018 2:22 pm"

Free webinar covers fourth quarter data

Attend Trendwatch next week for an in-depth look at how credit unions are currently performing based on 4Q data. With GAC coming later this month, it's the perfect way to get updated on the industry's direction.

"February 08, 2018 12:00 pm"

Credit unions support 2018 Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition

The team from Iolani School won the 14th annual Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition on Saturday, February 3. The game-show style competition, which was held at University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom, tested students on their knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

"February 08, 2018 10:47 am"

Attorney talks about recent ADA web site compliance lawsuit win

Attorney Andrew Keeney discusses his firm's recent win in getting an ADA lawsuit against Northwest Federal Credit Union dismissed. Get insider's view on what happened and how this win will help set a precedent for other credit unions under ADA litigation from a particular plaintiff/law firm.

"February 06, 2018 11:43 am"

What’s a League business partner?

Strategic business partners are selected for the ability to provide turnkey solutions, exceptional service, and competitive pricing to credit unions.

"February 06, 2018 11:13 am"

Harland Clarke offers customizable messaging on check packaging

Customizable messaging takes Harland Clarke's innovative CheckFolio® check packaging system even further, turning it into a powerful marketing tool to cross-sell products and services, share informational messages and support account holder onboarding.

"February 05, 2018 11:18 am"

Dale Carnegie offers exclusive Certificate Paths for credit union professionals

Dale Carnegie, a name synonymous with leadership training, has partnered with Hawaii Credit Union League to offer three exclusive Certificate Paths for credit union professionals. Each certificate path provides your employees with 1-year access to a set of Live Online courses that they can take at their convenience, without the need to travel.

"February 01, 2018 8:59 am"

Got teachers? Encourage teachers/members to enter $100,000 challenge

League business partner Farmers Insurance wants credit unions to spread the word about its $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge.

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Mahalo to participating Hawaii credit unions for making Financial Reality Fairs in Hawaii's schools a huge success.

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It may feel like summer has just begun, but soon enough parents everywhere will rejoice as the weather begins to cool and their kids return to school.

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Hickam Federal Credit Union announces Scott Kaulukukui as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 16, 2018. 

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Don't be barking up the wrong tree while you're looking for love in all the wrong places!

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Agencies offer guidance to identify common fraud schemes.