Credit Unions Boost Lending, Cut Long-Term Investments in First Quarter, 2015

NCUA Reports Loan Delinquencies Fall to Lowest Level in Eight Years

Federally insured credit unions relied more on lending and less on investments to generate income during the first quarter of 2015, the National Credit Union Administration reported yesterday.

"Credit unions are continuing to make the loans needed to grow local economies," NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. "As a result, their members are buying houses and cars, and they're paying for college to give young people a better start in life. At the same time, credit unions are curbing long-term investments. The switch from long-term investments to loans is decreasing interest-rate risk, a positive development for the credit union system as a whole."


Cooperative Credit Union Association Takes Effect Jan. 1

Massachusetts credit unions voted in unanimous fashion to join forces with the credit unions of New Hampshire and Rhode Island in a merged credit union trade association. The result of that vote, together with similar votes taken earlier this month in New Hampshire and Rhode Island, means that the credit union Leagues in the three states will merge to form the Cooperative Credit Union Association.


CFPB Finalizes Rule Regarding Online Privacy Disclosures

The CFPB has finalized a rule allowing financial institutions, including credit unions, to post privacy notices online rather than in paper, if certain conditions are met. This rule simplifies notice requirements for institutions that limit their consumer data-sharing. This rule was proposed in May and generally supported by CUNA and the League; the rule will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register.


League Launches “Commitment to Cooperation” to Honor the Past, Prepare for the Future

Credit unions are built on the time and effort of dedicated volunteers and professionals who work with the members' best interests at heart. In Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island there are many credit union leaders who have devoted many years to improving their individual credit unions as well as the larger credit union system.


CUNA’s 2015 GAC: Events Include Special MA/NH/RI Reception on March 8th

Preparations for the 2015 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) are well underway. In addition to political advocacy, the program offers attendees networking opportunities, keynote speakers, industry-focused breakout sessions, and the largest financial services exhibitor showcase.


Governor Patrick Signs Massachusetts Credit Union Investment Authority Bill into Law

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law yesterday House 3954, An Act Relative to the List of Legal Investments prepared by the Commissioner of Banks. The measure improves the investment authority for state chartered credit unions in three ways.


Small Credit Union Conference Features Lively Discussion on Key Issues Facing Small CUs

Over sixty representatives from small credit unions in New England and beyond met in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to attend the 7th annual Small Credit Union Conference, and thriving-not just surviving-was on the minds of small credit union leaders.


CUs Discuss Loan Participation, Exams, & Cybersecurity at MA Division of Banks Regional Roundtable

On October 2, the Massachusetts Division of Banks jointly sponsored a regulatory roundtable with the League for Massachusetts credit unions. League President Paul Gentile facilitated this lively session at which member credit unions directed a number of questions on a wide range of subjects to Commissioner David Cotney and members of his senior staff.


MA, NH and RI Merger Vote Schedule and Documents are Published

The credit unions of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island will be voting on a plan to merge their three Leagues next month.  A voting schedule for each state has been established, which includes the opportunity to vote electronically on a secured website using a unique password or to vote in person at a polling place set in the state in which they are located.  (See the schedule shown below.)


NCUA’s McWatters Says New RBC Comment Period is Needed

NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters confirmed that he would not vote in favor of any risk-based capital (RBC) proposal if it does not include a second comment period.

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As a member credit union of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, we invite you to post job opportunities you are seeking to fill at your credit union. To take advantage of this complementary membership service, simply download and complete the Job Posting Form. E-mail it to jobs@cucenter.org.

Mortgage Closer, Polish National Credit Union, Chicopee, Mass.

As Western Massachusetts’ local, member owned, non-profit credit union, Polish National Credit Union has demonstrated a commitment to the community by providing superior quality, innovative, convenient and competitive financial resources to our members since 1921.  We actively support the community through non-profit and educational initiatives. An important aspect of all positions at the credit union is to fulfill our mission of growing relationships to improve people’s lives. We are currently seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual to join our team as a mortgage closer.  

Mortgage Loan Officer, MassMutual FCU, Springfield, Mass.

MassMutual Federal Credit Union, located in Springfield, MA is currently seeking an experienced Mortgage Loan Officer to work with our team full time. 

Teller, RTN Federal Credit Union, Waltham, Mass.

RTN Federal Credit Union is seeking to fill full-time teller positions at its Brookline branch. 

Member Service Representative (PT), RTN Federal Credit Union, Waltham, Mass.

RTN Federal Credit Union (RTN FCU) is seeking a customer-service-oriented individual for a 25-hour part-time position based in our Tewksbury branch. 

Human Resource Associate & Trainer (P/T)

Proudly serving the financial needs of our community for almost 80 years, Mass Bay Credit Union has $200M in assets, continues to grow, and is proud to be 17,000 members strong! We are currently seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Human Resource Associate and Trainer to work a flexible schedule. 

Mortgage Underwriter, RTN Federal Credit Union, Waltham, Mass.

RTN Federal Credit Union is seeking a full-time Mortgage Underwriter at its Waltham branch. This position is responsible for reviewing and underwriting mortgage loans, ensuring that loans are approved within the terms of the credit union’s standards and procedures, regulatory underwriting guidelines, and Fannie Mae, and other secondary market requirements, and providing support to Mortgage Loan Processors.

Vice President Financial Affairs, Cooperative Credit Union Association, Marlborough, Mass.

The Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc., is in search of a Vice President of Financial Affairs. The Association is seeking a strategic and forward-thinking leader to continue to foster the vision and direction of the service-focused and financially sound organization. 

Call Center Representative, Greenwood Credit Union, Warwick, RI

Greenwood Credit Union is seeking a Call Center Representative who will have primarily responsible for performing a broad variety of member service and sales functions by phone, email, fax or mail including responding to member inquiries, troubleshooting problems, processing requests, performing transactions as appropriate and assisting potential and existing members in understanding and utilizing the Credit Union's products and services.

Data Operations Representative, Central One Federal Credit Union, Shrewsbury, MA

Central One Federal Credit Union is seeking a Data Operations Rep to support the Data Operations function, with responsibility for a variety of daily processing, administrative, research and maintenance tasks, ensuring a world class level of member service performed promptly, accurately and efficiently.