ICUL News & Updates: Iowa Credit Unions Experienced Outstanding Growth in 2016

ICUL News & Updates: Iowa Credit Unions Experienced Outstanding Growth in 2016
March 30, 2017
4Q 2016 Numbers Show Iowa Credit Unions Experienced Outstanding Growth
Callahan & Associates released its Quarterly Performance Summary for the fourth quarter of 2016, which compares Iowa credit unions to credit unions nationally and their banking competitors. According to the December 31, 2016 summary, Iowa's 94 credit unions continued to see outstanding growth:
  • Loan growth. Reported loan growth of 15.8 percent, bringing the total loan portfolio to $12 billion. First mortgage originations experienced a 36.8 percent year over year increase, to $2.4 billion. In aggregate, new and used auto loan balances experienced exceptional growth of 17.5 percent to top $4.2 billion. 
  • Share growth. Share growth reported a year-over-year increase of 9.6 percent bringing total share balances to $13 billion.
  • Member business loans. Member business loans grew to $1.6 billion at Iowa credit unions with 46 of Iowa's 94 credit unions offering this service. However, the data shows that credit unions continue to focus on consumers. Of the 334,980 total member loans originated in 2016, only 0.9 percent (3,089 loans) were member business loans.
  • Member relationship. The average member relationship is on the rise - up 6.9 percent to $20,772.
Download the full 4Q 2016 performance report.

Register to attend Callahan & Associates' Iowa-focused, 2016 Economic Review Webinar on Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. You'll learn about our state's key financial ratios, local credit union year-in-review and outlook and national credit union performance summary.  
If you have questions, please contact Andrea Dose, Member Development Manager, at
800.860.6180 x3014.
Capitol Hill Day Rescheduled to April 5
Legislative leadership has indicated they plan on adjourning the 2017 session by the middle of April. Adjournment brings significant amount of "behind the scenes" activity which sometimes can make it difficult to connect with legislators in the Capitol. Therefore, the April 12 Capitol Hill Day will now be taking place one week earlier on Wednesday, April 5. This is to ensure your lobbying efforts are most effective during the current legislative session.

All other event details will remain the same. Learn more and RSVP.
Register for the Emerging Leaders Connection Workshop with Adam Carroll on May 23
Join us for the Emerging Leaders Connection Workshop on Tuesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iowa Credit Union League Office, 1500 NW 118th Street, Des Moines.

Nationally recognized speaker, Adam Carroll, will discuss ways to energize, engage and create effective multi-generational teams. You will walk away with strategies on how to best communicate with the different generations and how you can help your team set appropriate goals. 

You won't want to miss this valuable training opportunity with Adam and your ELC peers. The cost to attend is $125 and small credit union discounts are available.

Register online by Monday, May 15.

Register for the Regulatory Compliance Update on May 11
Join us for the Regulatory Compliance Update on Thursday, May 11 at the Iowa Credit Union League office to learn about the most pressing regulatory issues impacting credit unions and what you need to do. You'll receive updates from industry experts on topics including:
  • Resident and Non-Resident Alien Differences and Issues
  • Business Account Administration
  • Elder Financial Abuse
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting and Loans
  • Prepare for the New Phase of Fair Lending
  • HMDA: The New Frontier
The cost to attend is $239 and small credit union discounts are available. Learn more and register online today.
Advocacy Updates
The 2017 legislative session has been busy, with proactive credit union legislation moving through the legislative process. "Skip a Pay" has been an ICUL priority, and it has been making its way through the legislature as House File 512/Senate File 177. This important legislation will help clarify Iowa code to allow this program to be continued at Iowa credit unions and enable Iowans to keep more of their money when they need it most. Stay tuned for a full call to action on the Skip a Pay bills that will provide an opportunity for your credit union employees, board members and members to contact their legislators and ask for their support on the legislation. Another bill, Senate File 418, aims to modernize the Iowa Consumer Credit Code by updating parts of the code that have not been touched in decades. A great way to talk with your legislators about these bills is in person. RSVP for Capitol Hill Day on April 5.

Find updates on bills of interest and resources provided to legislators.
Nominate Your Credit Union for the 2017 CUNA Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for this year's CUNA Awards. Apply today for the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring or Alphonse Desjardins awards that will recognize your credit union's social responsibility, financial education efforts and practice of the credit union philosophy. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 31 and winning credit unions will be recognized at the 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington D.C. Visit the awards website to learn more.
RSVP for the Accounting and Finance Roundtable on April 13
Join us for the Accounting and Finance Roundtable on Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Iowa Credit Union League Office. Learn how implementing proper internal controls is the first line of defense in preventing and reducing the risk of fraud in your credit union. Identified as Supervisory Priorities in 2017 by the Iowa Division of Credit Unions and NCUA, internal controls and fraud prevention remain hot topics among the regulators. Gain tips, tricks and insight from Steve Peterson of Peterson and Associates and Ashley McAlpine of TMG as they share their thoughts and expertise around internal controls and fraud. In addition, Stephen Hindman, credit union examiner with the Iowa Division of Credit Unions, will present on examination hot topics and call report findings and trends. RSVP online.
RSVP for the Marketing Roundtable on May 4 
Join us for the Marketing Roundtable on Thursday, May from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the ICUL office. The topic is Alexa, Add Contextual Marketing to My To-Do List, which will explore how brands use technology and omnichannel thinking to execute contextual marketing strategies. Our presenter is public relations expert, Kelly Moore of Kelly Moore's PR Collective. Attendees will leave inspired to evolve their own cooperative's cultures to better listen, integrate and respond to members. RSVP online.
See the Future of Cybercrime at TMG Summit
Register by May 8 for the 2017 TMG Summit, scheduled for June 26 - 28 in Seattle. Visit the event website and learn more. TMG is excited to announce Marc Goodman as a Summit speaker! Over the past 20 years, Marc has explored the profound change technology has on security, business and international affairs, through organizations such as INTERPOL, the UN Counterterrorism and NATO. His thought-provoking presentation will give you a glimpse into what's on the horizon for cybercrime and technology. 

Register by May 8 for the 2017 TMG Summit.
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