Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope FCU, Jackson, Miss., was a guest on last week’s Marketplace to talk about his credit union’s efforts to be a lifeboat for members in times of crisis, his experiences serving Black communities, how members have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and more.
Virginia Credit Union League President Richard D. “Rick” Pillow announced his plan to retire June 30, 2021, following a 40-plus-year career within the credit union system. Pillow has served as League president since 2000. The League Board will discuss how to proceed with the succession process.
Learn how to minimize disruption from planned or unplanned change by attending the new CUNA Leading Through Uncertainty – Change Management eSchool, a new three-part eSchool that provides credit union leaders with ways to proactively help staff embrace transition.
Unifying governance, risk management and compliance will be the lead topic at the just-announced CUNA Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Leadership Virtual Conference brought to you by CUNA Compliance & Risk Council with Rochdale Paragon Group, scheduled for Sept. 21-23.
The National Credit Union Foundation announced the availability of a new, free learning resource called Exploring Our Values, a self-guided course designed for credit union employees at any level of the organization. The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of credit unions’ cooperative structure, operating principles and history.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ask the Regulators webinar, “Basics of PPP Loan Forgiveness and the SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Platform,” scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27 has been rescheduled. The new date and time for the session is now Thursday, Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. (ET).
The USAID approved an extension of World Council of Credit Unions Credit for Agriculture Producers Project in Ukraine through March 2023, continuing to improve the regulatory environment for credit unions in Ukraine and extend more credit union loans to the country’s farmers and agribusinesses.
Redwood Credit Union will host a free 60-minute webinar with personal finance expert Jean Chatzky titled “Finding Financial Resilience in Uncertain Times” Wednesday, Sept. 9. Chatzky will share tips for understanding one’s money and regaining control of it to enable positive changes that have a lasting impact.
Natco CU forgave $18,737 on 50 loans held by members who were hardest hit by the pandemic due to loss of income through its Deferred Payment Relief for Service Industry Workers initiative. Natco received a $10,000 grant from NCUA and forgave an additional $8,737.
Credit Union Magazine’s Spring 2022 edition highlights inclusive lending, succession planning, fair lending and artificial intelligence, and the use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) as a competitive differentiator.