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2021 Iowa Credit Union Convention Registration Open

Join us in Dubuque, Iowa this September 15-17 for the 2021 Iowa Credit Union Convention!

This year we will celebrate being "Together" after a year of challenge, growth and impact. Our theme of "Together" will offer an exciting convention experience for those who choose to attend in person, as well as access to educational content and keynote speakers for those who choose to attend virtually. In-person or virtually, we're excited to be together!

Register by July 23 to take advantage of early bird pricing!


Four Iowa Credit Unions Awarded $1.826 Million Each in Federal Grant Funding to Support Economic Recovery


Ascentra Credit Union, Community 1st Credit Union, Dupaco Community Credit Union and Veridian Credit Union - all Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) - received $1.826 million respectively from the U.S. Department of Treasury through the Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP). The funding provides capital for CDFIs to respond to economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in underserved communities.

“We are proud that our Iowa credit union community has once again stepped forward to help Iowans and small businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Murray Williams, President and CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League. Click here to read the full press release.

ICUL Virtual Listening Tour to be Held in July
The fourth annual ICUL Listening Tour will be held virtually in July. Credit union executives are encouraged to attend a virtual event based on location to meet with ICUL representatives and local credit unions. Click below to register for an event.

July 27

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Dubuque area

July 28
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Davenport/Mount Pleasant area
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Cedar Rapids/Waterloo area

July 29
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Des Moines area
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Council Bluffs/Sioux City area

July 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Mason City/Fort Dodge area

If you're not able to attend the virtual meeting for your area, please feel free to find a different event that works with your schedule.

2021 IIG Participants Complete Testing Review Workshop
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On June 15-16, Iowa Innovation Group (IIG) participants met virtually for the 2021 testing review workshop. The fifteen innovators shared the prototypes they've created and reviewed feedback from their first testing phase. They have some great ideas on how we can improve the credit union movement. We can't wait to see their presentations at the Iowa Credit Union Convention in September!

Learn more about IIG here.

CUNA Hosting Young Professional Virtual Advocacy Workshop
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Young professionals are the future of the credit union movement. To stress the importance of advocacy, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is hosting a program August 4-6 with one-hour sessions each day to teach the benefits of advocacy, how to build strong relationships with legislators, best ways to use data on social media, how to share credit union difference stories, and more.

The program includes guest speakers, a Congressional staff panel, and updates from CUNA and League personnel. Click here to learn more.

CUNA Mutual Group Shares CDFI Certification Resources
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CUNA Mutual has been collaborating with Inclusiv to help raise credit union awareness and utilization of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) program.

This video entitled “Inclusiv - 7 Pillars of CDFI Certification Success” is the latest addition to the CDFI Learning Series. Credit unions interested in becoming a CDFI will benefit from this short module that highlights the 7-pillars of a qualifying CDFI credit union.

Legal Tip: What to Know About Iowa Authorizing Custodial Trust Accounts
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Iowa’s recently created Uniform Custodial Trust Act goes into effect on July 1, 2021, and allows for gifts to be made to adults - similarly to gifts made to minors under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act. Your credit union should be aware of requests for accounts under the new law for litigation proceeds, and for gifts or bequests to vulnerable adults who may not be qualified to manage the assets but who are not subject to a conservatorship. A custodial trust for an adult must be created in writing, with a designation similar to the below: 

  • A gift or transfer upon a future event (description of the property and triggering event), to ____________(recipient) “as custodial trustee for _______________(name of beneficiary) under the Iowa Uniform Custodial Trust Act”

Custodial trusts opened under the new Act should designate both the name of the custodial trustee and the beneficiary. Although the beneficiary is an adult, a beneficiary’s durable financial power of attorney is not effective to terminate or direct the distribution of funds held in a custodial trust account. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Hodgson or Julie Buenzow.


Registration is Now Open for CUNA Mutual Group's Discovery 2021

Discovery 2021 Conference
Connect with thousands of credit union leaders across the country on Thursday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT for a day of Discovery!

Walk away from this free conference with information and tools to better serve your credit union and enhance your members’ experience. Click here to learn more.

MGIC Offers Complimentary Credit Union Mortgage Trainings
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CUNA Mutual Group has partnered with MGIC to provide complimentary credit union mortgage trainings. Q3 trainings include:

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