Maine Credit Union League News & Views

Volume 4 - Number 2 - February 6, 2019 | Print
Maine Credit Unions Campaign for Ending Hunger Luncheon Happening Next Week

Representatives from Maine’s credit unions will come together next Tuesday, February 12 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, to celebrate the conclusion the Maine Credit Unions 2018 Campaign for Ending Hunger and to kick-off fundraising efforts ...Read the full article »

The Fiserv and First Data Corporation Merger and What It Means for Synergent Credit Unions

On January 16, the Board of Directors for Fiserv and First Data Corporation announced a definitive merger agreement. Fiserv, a long-standing partner of Synergent, will acquire First Data Corporation, creating one of the biggest payments and financial ...Read the full article »

Credit Union Advocacy in Augusta

Even though the Legislature has only been in session for a few weeks, your League’s Governmental Affairs team has been hard at work advocating for credit unions. Tuesday, February 5, proved to be a busy day with the League hosting a legislative ...Read the full article »

Credit Union News & Events

If January was a tease of what’s to come in 2019, credit unions from around the state are looking at a busy year. Among ribbon cutting ceremonies, basketball tournaments, and a number of philanthropic efforts, here is a look at what Maine’s credit ...Read the full article »

HGTV Shows Like ‘Fixer Upper’ Spur Demand for Home Renovation Loans

From CU Journal – Popular TV shows about house fixers and flippers have sparked consumer interest in remodeling, creating an opportunity for lenders to build a specialty in renovation loans while traditional mortgage lending is weak.

Renovation ...Read the full article »

Honor Roll »

From certificates to designations, check out the latest list of individuals from Maine credit unions recognized for their accomplishments.

The following individuals were awarded a certificate and/or designation for completing a program in January. Congratulations to all.

Credit Union Orientation Level 1
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 1
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU

Serving Members Level 1
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Sierra Emery, Down East CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU

General Operations Regulations Level 1
Janet Caskin, Down East CU
Bill Doten, Down East CU
Sierra Emery, Down East CU
Carol Hoopingarner, Down East CU
Eric Incannella, Down East CU
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU
Jennifer McInnis, Down East CU
Bridget Monk, Down East CU
Terri Rucevice, Down East CU
Zachary Taylor, Down East CU
Morgan Wescott, Down East CU

Mortgage Lending Regulations Level 1
Joanne Cushing, Down East CU
Jennifer McInnis, Down East CU
Paula Powers, Down East CU
Jessica Raymond, Down East CU

Individual Retirement Accounts Level 1
Sierra Emery, Down East CU
Shaina Hood, Down East CU
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 2
Christine Caron, Down East CU

Mortgage Lending Regulations Level 2
Paula Powers, Down East CU
Jessica Raymond, Down East CU

Lending Loan Processing Level 2
Jennifer McInnis, Down East CU
Paula Powers, Down East CU
Jessica Raymond, Down East CU

CU Accounting Certificate
Chelsea Bruso, The County FCU

Frontline Basics
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU

Introduction to Credit Unions Module
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU

Event Calendar – January 2019
12 Ending Hunger Celebration Luncheon
12 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Teller Training Series: Risks & Precautions for Endorsements & Other Negotiable Instruments
13 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Board Reporting Series: Board Secretary Procedural & Compliance Responsibilities
14 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Prepaid Cards: Your Credit Union’s Responsibilities Under the New Rules, Effective April 1, 2019
19 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Determining Cash Flow from Personal Tax Returns After 2018 Tax Reform Part 2: Schedules D, E & F
20 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Credit Analysis & Underwriting Series: Debt Service Coverage Calculations in Underwriting
21 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – The New NIST Digital Identity Guidelines: Impact on Passwords, Security Questions & Account Lockouts
25 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Debit Card Chargebacks: Understanding Visa Claims Resolution
27 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – ACH Specialist Series: ACH Dispute Resolution
28 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Flood Insurance Compliance Update & FAQs

Words of Wisdom

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
– President Harry S. Truman