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"August 13, 2020 3:55 pm"

Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union Gives Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program Free to Oahu

Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union is excited to introduce a free financial literacy resource to the island of Oahu.

"August 13, 2020 8:23 am"

Western CUNA Management School holds first-ever virtual colloquium

On the day that Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) third-year students would have celebrated their 2020 graduation, the school hosted its first-ever virtual colloquium instead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"August 13, 2020 8:00 am"

Offer members discounted insurance and earn non-interest income

Join your credit union ohana at this Farmers Hawaii webinar on September 24!

"August 13, 2020 8:00 am"

Expense Reduction Leads to Silver-Lining Results

Uncovering contract savings can mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 and improve services.

"August 13, 2020 7:00 am"

Loan Engine: Your "always-on" CU marketer

Give members always-on access to the loan products they need, when they need them.

"August 12, 2020 3:06 pm"

Unpack NCUA’s Revised 2020 Supervisory Priorities Before Your Next Exam

Join us to understand NCUA’s updated supervisory priorities – before examiners arrive.

"August 12, 2020 2:55 pm"

Prospecting & the Pandemic: Tools for Success During COVID-19

Learn the prospecting aspect of maintaining and gaining market share in today’s world.

"August 12, 2020 8:39 am"

Register for DE Training in a Virtual Learning Environment

The National Credit Union Foundation is offering their signature Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training in a virtual learning environment to help your employees address these inequities.

"August 11, 2020 12:59 pm"

Four reasons your credit union needs the new CUAid app

In the true spirit of cooperation among cooperatives, the CUAid app was a collaborative effort with the common goal of strengthening our industry in the face of disaster.

"August 11, 2020 11:54 am"

Hurricane Coverage in Hawaii

A standard homeowner’s policy will not cover hurricanes. Flooding also is a common event during hurricanes and storms. A separate flood insurance policy is needed to cover flood damage.

"August 11, 2020 11:42 am"

CUNA Mutual Group Partners with MGIC to Provide Private Mortgage Insurance to Credit Unions

Companies Bring More Than 150 Years of Combined Expertise in Mortgage Insurance and Service to Credit Unions.

"August 11, 2020 11:29 am"

Auto Retailing's Mid-year Health Assessment: Industry Pulse-check & Outlook

The Pandemic crystal ball is near-sighted at best, while continued marketplace instability keeps consumer and dealer outlook in flux. However, lenders can rely on these constants to keep a finger on the industry pulse.

"August 11, 2020 10:37 am"

Sign up and save on 2020 4-Part Cyber Series

Innovation vs. protection. Striking the right balance between the two is the cornerstone of the modern IT world. This series will provide the tools needed to foster innovation, address threats, and maintain privacy in today’s rapidly changing digital landscape.

"August 11, 2020 10:29 am"

Webinar: Robbery Prevention & Response

Every employee can play a role in prevention, and all should be well versed in the safest method of response.

"August 11, 2020 9:45 am"

Rise of Fintech in Consumer Loans: Threat or Opportunity?

With the rise of fintech firms in consumer loan origination, credit unions face a choice: ignore them, compete with them, or partner with them. Learn how taking an allied partnership approach with the right fintech lender can improve your member experience and add organizational value in a post-COVID-19 world.

"August 10, 2020 10:40 am"

Wear Jeans, help Hawaii kids

The annual Credit Unions for Kids Miracle Jeans Day is September 9. This is a simple and impactful fundraising program for your credit union!

"August 10, 2020 8:12 am"

Interisland Quarantine Reinstated; Oahu Activities Restricted

Oahu parks and beaches, which reopened in May, closed again on Saturday, August 8. Download updated one-page flyers that reflect changes.

"August 07, 2020 4:08 pm"

Your Strategic Data Planning Report Is Ready!

Find it in CUAnalyzer, thanks to Hawaii Credit Union League!

"August 07, 2020 4:03 pm"

How can the work from home trend become an opportunity for credit unions?

by Dave Adams, CU Solutions Group

"August 07, 2020 3:55 pm"

Kids can’t wait for the curve to flatten

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented stress on the United States’ health system. Children and their families are being affected directly and indirectly by this pandemic. In 2018, 4.3 million children didn’t have health insurance and 37 million children relied on Medicaid to cover their health-related expenses.

"August 07, 2020 3:45 pm"

Trendwatch 2Q20: Discover the latest credit union trends

Learn about the credit union performance trends gathered from 2Q 2020 data.

"August 07, 2020 2:07 pm"

How COVID-19 is Changing the Business Continuity Landscape

To aid organizations with the transition back to business as usual, Agility Recovery has an on-demand webinar that gives insight into how COVID-19 has changed the business continuity landscape.

"August 07, 2020 1:54 pm"

CUSG Marketing Solutions offers Marketing Insights Network Webinar Series

The Marketing Insights Network is a free resource for credit unions of every size and every membership segment.

"August 07, 2020 1:40 pm"

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.

"August 07, 2020 12:45 pm"

NCUA's Field of Membership Rules: What Do They Mean for My Credit Union?

As leading experts in credit union field of membership, former NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar and former NCUA Chief of Staff Kirk Cuevas will walk attendees through the field of membership diversification options available to credit unions in the current environment, including the provisions again in effect at NCUA.

"August 07, 2020 11:54 am"

ELEVATE your leadership skills and save on registration cost

Hawaii Credit Union League is collaborating with Cornerstone Credit Union League to maximize your networking and engagement opportunities as you elevate your skills to the next level of leadership.

"August 07, 2020 11:18 am"

Discovery Panel Discussion: Leading Through Crisis While Taking Care of Members

Every year the Discovery conference delivers tools and resources to help credit unions. Every year the Discovery conference delivers tools and resources to help credit unions plan for the future.

"August 07, 2020 11:03 am"

Rise of Fintech in Consumer Loans: Threat or Opportunity?

In today’s world, it is important to understand how fintech loan originators are addressing challenges brought on by COVID-19.

"August 07, 2020 9:44 am"

CUNA and leagues partner to bring free live and recorded webinars

Start adopting industry best practices to the unique challenges of your small credit union.

"August 05, 2020 9:28 am"

ICU Day theme: “Inspiring hope for a global community”

Each year we come together to celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) to raise awareness about what it means for members around the world to have a credit union as their financial partner.

"August 05, 2020 9:20 am"

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union promotes Robyn Naihe to support services manager

Hawaii Community FCU (HCFCU) promoted Robyn Naihe from Support Services coordinator to Support Services manager.

"August 04, 2020 2:38 pm"

Downloadable flyer breaks down new mask and social distancing rules

On August 3, the Caldwell administration announced that Governor Ige approved a request to limit all indoor and outdoor social gatherings to no more than ten people, regardless of whether or not they are from the same household. The new ban goes into effect immediately. You may download and print a three-page flyer that details (by County) the new regulations.

"August 04, 2020 10:37 am"

WCMS Hawaii Hui shares musical gift of aloha

Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) was canceled this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Students from Hawaii – the WCMS Hawaii Hui – decided to share Aloha with their compadres across the country. Representing Hawaii and their own credit unions, Hui members spread a little aloha in this music video.

"August 04, 2020 8:53 am"

"People Helping People" shines during COVID 19 pandemic

AdvantEdge Analytics' Shazia Manus previews 'People Helping People in the Digital Era' Panel Session happening at the August 13 Discovery 2020 Conference.

"August 03, 2020 10:58 am"

Hurricane season: Are you really prepared?

Hurricanes are most likely to occur June through November in Hawaii.   Now is a good time to  talk to a representative at Farmers Hawaii to make sure you are prepared. 

"August 03, 2020 10:55 am"

What’s Next for Cards: Contactless cards, from novelty to essential capability in six weeks

About 38% of consumers now view contactless as a basic need or feature of payments — up from 30% a year ago.

"August 03, 2020 10:33 am"

Discover why Payzur offers members normalcy and security when it comes to their money

The United States Person-to-Person (P2P) payment market is expected to reach $200 billion by 2020. Is it time to worry? Not at all—when your credit union offers Payzur P2P that enables debit cardholders to send or receive money person‐to‐person via their smartphone or online.

"July 31, 2020 12:49 pm"

Implementing the Revised URLA: Here are the Details!

We will discuss exercises to help train your lenders, potential processes to test, and policies and procedures designed to aid in gathering and completing the updated revised URLA.

"July 31, 2020 11:30 am"

Income Opportunities: Near-prime Consumer Loan Takeout Programs

Second-look consumer loan takeout relationships can allow your credit union to lend to more members rather than letting them turn elsewhere for their borrowing needs.

"July 31, 2020 11:14 am"

FCRA Compliance: E-Oscar and Metro2

Proper credit reporting basics will be discussed along with a more in-depth conversation about specific pitfalls and challenges creditors and other data furnishers encounter.

"July 31, 2020 10:56 am"

Opening Membership Accounts Online

Let compliance expert Gaye DeCesare give you the guidelines that should be included in your policies and procedures to control your risk without sacrificing new member convenience.

"July 31, 2020 10:42 am"

Leveraging LinkedIn for Lenders

Learn to leverage the world's #1 social network for business professionals to grow your loan portfolio.

"July 31, 2020 10:20 am"

Explore hot topics through a small credit union lens

Sign up today for new (and FREE) webinar series for small credit unions.

"July 29, 2020 2:23 pm"

Catalyst Corporate launches innovative loan participation exchange platform

Catalyst Corporate launched a new automated loan participation exchange platform this week, designed to efficiently bring together credit unions wanting to sell loan pools with a nationwide audience of credit union buyers.

"July 29, 2020 2:12 pm"

Hawaii Community FCU Hilo Branch celebrates one year anniversary

Hawaii Community FCU’s Hilo Branch welcomed more than 600 people on Saturday, June 25, when the credit union marked its first anniversary with a drive-thru celebration offering giveaways and free bentos to-go at its Aupuni Street location.

"July 29, 2020 2:05 pm"

CU loan and savings balances up, but consumers uneasy about future financial conditions

In its July 2020 Credit Union Trends report, based on data from May, the second full month of the COVID-19 pandemic, CUNA Mutual Group said that consumers are feeling uneasy about their future financial conditions and will keep the economy in a depressed state for the next 18 months.

"July 29, 2020 1:33 pm"

Young CU professionals across the country invited to participate in an online town hall discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion

In partnership with the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) young professionals summit, the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s CREW invites young professionals across the country to join a town hall session, Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism, on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am HST.

"July 27, 2020 3:06 pm"

Add a layer of protection with thermal panel screening

Alert Alarm, a League business partner since 2018, offers an exciting product designed for the COVID-19 environment.

"July 27, 2020 1:44 pm"

Pursuing Relevance - Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond 2020

Credit unions are seeing more transactional relationships rather than proactive conversations with members.

"July 27, 2020 1:42 pm"

Developing a Foundational Digital Strategy

Your digital mantra should be about attracting, engaging, and converting consumers into members you can effectively serve.

"July 27, 2020 12:25 pm"

Webinar teaches how to transform consumer experiences

 FIS, a League business partner is pleased to present "Delivering on Experience: People, Product, Process, Technology.

"July 27, 2020 11:08 am"

You're invited to upcoming Access webinars

As the summer continues to heat up, so does Access coverage of the most important topics in information management including digitization, IG, privacy, and more. Remember, if you're interested in a particular webcast and can't make the live presentation, register anyway and you will receive a recording after the conclusion of the broadcast.

"July 27, 2020 10:26 am"

Prize linked savings creates member loyalty, attracts new members

Hawaii Credit Union League business partner—WINcentive® Savings—is a prize-linked savings account that offers members the chance to win cash prizes from a statewide drawing pool, with chances to win monthly quarterly, and an annual prize.

"July 24, 2020 9:00 am"

HCUL collaborates with Cornerstone CU League on virtual leadership conference

Hawaii Credit Union League collaborated with Cornerstone Credit Union League to maximize your networking and engagement opportunities as you elevate your skills to the next level of leadership. Sign up by July 31 and save $100 off the registration cost. 

"July 24, 2020 8:55 am"

Handling Consumer Complaints & Disputes

Complaints happen. Do you dodge disputes or resolve them with ease?

"July 24, 2020 8:00 am"

Upcoming webinars for the month of August

OnCourse Learning webinars, formerly Total Training Solutions, announced its August 2020 lineup of webinar training events.

"July 23, 2020 2:10 pm"

What's trending in rewards and recognition programs?

American Solutions for Business shares hot trends in rewards and recognition programs.

"July 23, 2020 12:39 pm"

Attract Gen Z consumers by building on a strong student lending platform

Credit unions are in an excellent position to help this generation cope with their student debt and start down a successful financial path.

"July 23, 2020 8:16 am"

Relief for small businesses in Maui County to be distributed through credit unions

At a press conference yesterday, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino announced financial relief for small businesses through the new Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund.

"July 22, 2020 1:14 pm"

How to prepare for the future in today’s economy

Credit unions were facing slim margins even before the coronavirus pandemic. In today’s higher risk environment, your current risk mitigation plan may not be as aligned as is needed.

"July 22, 2020 10:20 am"

Four industry trends to shape your strategic priorities

Having an in-depth understanding of the factors influencing the credit union industry can make these tough decisions a little bit easier.

"July 22, 2020 10:13 am"

Foundation launches free disaster recovery app for credit unions

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation), in collaboration with PSCU, is excited to announce the launch of a new CUAid Disaster Recovery app to streamline and connect credit union organizations with one another when disasters strike to quickly coordinate resources.

"July 21, 2020 8:40 am"

Ten tips for financial crime management during COVID-19

In partnership with 3,000 financial institutions, Verafin developed a quick reference to help financial crime management teams meet growing fraud and AML challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Verafin is a CUNA preferred provider of enterprise Financial Crime Management solutions.

"July 20, 2020 1:42 pm"

Looks who’s talking at Discovery 2020

CUNA Mutual Discovery 2020 online event is designed for credit unions and developed to help boost your strategic planning.

"July 17, 2020 10:52 am"

How to Use Your Risk Assessment(s) to Make Better Decisions

How do you build a risk assessment that helps you to make better decisions? Join the discussion!

"July 16, 2020 4:24 pm"

Hawaii CU League collaborates with Cornerstone CU League on virtual leadership conference

This online event features 15 subject matter experts discussing timely industry issues, including diversity and inclusion, board governance, and next-level leadership. It also offers peer-to-peer engagements and a virtual EXPO, enabling credit union employees to interact with exhibitors and sponsors.

"July 15, 2020 10:23 am"

Power up! Spice it up! Are we talking about operations compliance?

Yes we are! Join us on August 12 for a comprehensive online Operations Compliance Seminar featuring three compliance consultants from Brode Consulting Services.

"July 14, 2020 3:30 pm"

Your response to 2020 Credit Union Salary and Benefits Survey counts

The 2020 Credit Union Salary and Benefits Survey was sent to credit unions on July 9. The survey was a collaboration between Hawaii Employers Council (HEC) and Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL).

"July 14, 2020 2:56 pm"

County of Hawaii partners with Hawaii First FCU to offer free Financial Navigators to help residents with COVID-19 financial hardship

In partnership with the national nonprofit organization, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim announced on Monday the launch of a free Financial Navigators program to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"July 14, 2020 11:50 am"

Let Farmers Hawaii help you prepare for hurricane season

Hurricanes are most likely to occur June through November in Hawaii. So now is a good time to talk to a representative at Farmers Hawaii to make sure you are prepared.

"July 14, 2020 8:01 am"

Discovery 2020: Invitation to Exclusive Panel Discussion

This year’s Discovery conference will bring together an exclusive panel of influential credit union leaders focused on helping you and your members.

"July 13, 2020 3:17 pm"

Register for upcoming Access webinars

Access presents a new webinar line up produced exclusively for credit union clients.  All webinars begin at 7:00 am HST; recordings will be available after the live webinars.

"July 10, 2020 11:06 am"

Attracting Millennials: The Next Generation of Revenue

What makes Millennials tick? What are they looking for in a financial institution? How can you become more relevant to them? How do you get their attention? Learn more about attracting and retaining this often-elusive clientele.

"July 10, 2020 10:22 am"

Credit Union Webinar Network offers Four-Part Cyber Series

Purchase individual webinars or purchase the series to save 10%!

"July 10, 2020 9:33 am"

Upcoming training from Credit Union Webinar Network

Hemp-related business banking guidelines, Small Business Reorganization Act, and best practices & tenants’ rights are featured.

"July 10, 2020 9:05 am"

Save with TTS Webinar Subscription Packages

How much does your financial institution spend on training? With a Webinar Subscription Package (WSP) from Total Training Solutions (TTS), we can help you greatly reduce that expense.

"July 10, 2020 8:26 am"

Mid-year reassessment leads to improved outcomes

Four things you can do now to address the challenges of COVID-19.

"July 09, 2020 2:49 pm"

Mahalo to Hawaii credit unions and related organizations for supporting Hawaii Resilience Fund

Community-minded credit unions and credit union-related organizations joined forces to collectively donate $30,000 to Hawaii Resilience Fund.

"July 07, 2020 11:50 am"

Forbes releases third annual list of top banks and credit unions

To gauge which firms have the most satisfied customers, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey nearly 25,000 people in the U.S. about their banking relationships. The result is the third annual look at the Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions.

"July 07, 2020 9:24 am"

Three questions every credit union must ask during 2020 planning season

With so much uncertainty around the long-tail economic, cultural, and behavioral effects of COVID-19, it will be tricky to understand where a particular credit union can have the greatest impact.

"July 07, 2020 9:18 am"

Top of Mind? PFI Focus on Payments

It’s more than payments, it’s about money movement. Hawaii Credit Union League would like to recognize FIS for sponsoring this educational video.

"July 07, 2020 9:03 am"

Bring fun home for the summer with the security of prepaid cards

With stay-at-home orders in place, prepaid cards are a perfect payment solution for concerned consumers this summer.

"July 07, 2020 8:46 am"

Access offers streamlined digital document management

Where, oh where have my data files gone?

"July 07, 2020 8:37 am"

Record low mortgage rates present growth opportunities for credit unions

Hawaii CU Solutions, LLC helps credit unions large and small in the mortgage lending process.

"July 06, 2020 8:26 am"

Webinar: Online Account Opening

Learn action steps required on your internet website to comply with new account opening procedures on all types of deposit accounts.

"July 02, 2020 4:10 pm"

Financial Fraud in the COVID-19 World

Join us to discuss the updated scams around the COVID-19 virus.

"July 02, 2020 3:53 pm"

Recent Disaster Relief Changes with Retirement Plans

How does the recently added safe harbor hardship distribution reason apply for an individual who has been affected by a federally declared disaster? What tax relief is available for retirement plan disaster distributions?

"July 02, 2020 11:23 am"

Fair Lending & COVID-19: Strategies for Maintaining Compliance

Although COVID-19 has altered the lending environment and borrowers have new expectations, fair lending compliance remains consistent. Join us to learn what new and pre-existing fair lending guidance says.

"July 02, 2020 8:15 am"

CARES Act Aids Pandemic Recovery through Coronavirus-Related Distributions

The CARES Act grants tax-favored access to savings and provides a pathway to replenishing them later with coronavirus-related distributions. 

"June 29, 2020 1:56 pm"

Credit unions show aloha to families of slain Honolulu police officers with fundraising effort

A fundraising effort spearheaded by Hawaii Law Enforcement FCU for two slain Honolulu police officers raised $224,984.88.

"June 29, 2020 1:12 pm"

Current Economic Environment Leads to Negative Rate Thinking

With interest rates in the U.S. economy already hovering near zero, what is the likelihood they could go lower – below zero? Going negative is positively a possibility, says Mark Wert, a senior advisor at Catalyst Strategic Solutions.

"June 29, 2020 11:26 am"

How AI and Humans Will Collaborate and Drive Our Future

Hawaii Credit Union League would like to welcome you to cognitive collaboration—how artificial intelligence (AI) and humans will collaborate to drive our future. The League recognizes FIS for sponsoring this webinar.

"June 26, 2020 2:26 pm"

Iconic “Little Man” gets inclusive makeover

CUToday.info, a leading source of news and resources for credit union decision-makers, commissioned a graphic artist to update and refresh an iconic image in U.S. credit union history, the Little Man Under the Umbrella.

"June 26, 2020 1:23 pm"

American Solutions for Business has back-to-work supplies to keep you safe in COVID-19 pandemic

Wow!  It's been a crazy three months since our world changed.  As it continues to evolve, what is your "Current Normal"?   What changes have you made to remain productive, profitable and safe?  Are you open for business?

"June 25, 2020 1:39 pm"

Cyber safe reopening

Free webinar for financial institutions reopening in COVID-19 environment.

"June 25, 2020 12:30 pm"

Upcoming webinars for the month of July

TTS announced its July 2020 lineup of webinar training events.

"June 24, 2020 2:15 pm"

Register now for CUNA Mutual’s Online Discovery Conference

Registration is now open for CUNA Mutual Group’s 11th annual, online Discovery conference on Aug. 13.

"June 24, 2020 11:50 am"

Advancing the lives of Credit Union Members Through Good Times and Bad

New website features credit unions, including those from Hawaii, helping members and strengthening communities.

"June 24, 2020 11:38 am"

Credit unions of Kauai join forces to distribute food to furloughed workers.

Garden Island FCU, Gather FCU, Kauai Government Employees FCU, Kauai Teachers FCU, and McBryde FCU supported the Kauai Independent Food Bank in a recent food drive.

"June 23, 2020 9:36 am"

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau launches Kamaaina Special Offers Program

Credit unions are encouraged to promote these special offers to members.