ICUL News & Events: Fourth Quarter Callahan & Associates Data Available

Fourth Quarter Callahan & Associates Data Available
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Callahan & Associates released its Quarterly Performance Summary for 4Q of 2020, comparing Iowa credit unions to credit unions and banks across the nation. Last year was challenging as pandemic-related lockdowns impacted nearly every aspect of the economy, however credit union financial statements and member engagement metrics reveal an industry-wide story far from the doom and gloom many may have expected.

Credit unions in Iowa reported similar trends of tremendous balance sheet growth compared to other financial institutions in the country. Click here to download the full report. ICUL members have access to Callahan & Associates data to analyze and compare credit union statistics. Please contact ICUL Member Services Consultant Jodi Allen with any questions.

Click here for additional insight from Callahan & Associates analyst Aman Johal.

Updated Iowa Credit Union COVID-19 Impact Statistics
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An updated statistics infographic has been released to showcase the work Iowa credit unions are doing to help members through pandemic-related hardships.

Thank you for your continued support of the "people helping people" philosophy!

Click here to download the infographic.

Register for the ICUL Marketing Roundtable on May 11
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Edgar Hernandez, CUNA Mutual Group Senior Manager of Multicultural Business Strategy, will be speaking at the upcoming Marketing Roundtable. His presentation, "Winning With Your Multicultural Members: One Wink at a Time" will discuss the journey to better connecting with and serving multicultural members. Edgar will share key insights to help credit union employees at every level understand the importance of knowing the demographics of their membership pool and how implementing small “winks” can drive connection and growth.

The Marketing Roundtable is a dues-supported, informal network of credit union employees who have marketing responsibilities in their credit union. ICUL members may attend this roundtable at no cost. Register here.

CU DEI Collective Launches New Website
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The CU DEI Collective has recently launched a new website. The Collective aspires to grow and nurture a more equitable and inclusive credit union space.

Coopera CEO Víctor Miguel Corro is the chair of the Collective's governing board. Click here to learn about the Collective and view the new website.

Utilize CUNA Councils Community Networking Tool
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Credit union professionals can engage with each other through the CUNA Councils Community. This online communication platform connects members and provides a space to discuss important topics and work together to solve common issues.

Click here to learn more.

Barker, Hodgson & Miller, P.C. Legal Tip: Reviewing Contracts
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When reviewing a new contract or one coming up for renewal, this small change in contract language can help put confidentiality of member information first.

NO: Vendor must notify credit union of incidents of unauthorized access to credit union’s sensitive customer information as soon as possible.

YES: Vendor must notify credit union of incidents of unauthorized access to credit union’s sensitive customer information within 72 hours.

ICUL member credit unions have access to legal resources through Barker, Hodgson & Miller, P.C. Click here to learn more. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Hodgson at or Julie Buenzow at

Cedar Falls Community Credit Union Board Member Irv Tiller Passes Away
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Irv Tiller, long time board member of Cedar Falls Community Credit Union, has passed away. Irv joined the Cedar Falls Community Credit Union board in 1969, and he was the 2004 ICUL Cooperative Spirit Volunteer award winner. Irv was a friendly face in the credit union community and he will certainly be missed.

Irv's obituary and access to the live-streamed funeral service may be found here. Click here to share a memory or send a memorial.

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