September 1, 2013
Remembering Harold Manago
H. Manago, a longtime Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union pioneer and former Board member, passed away July 6, 2013 at age 94. Manago started as a volunteer Supervisory Committee member at Hawaii Community FCU in 1944 and later served as a member of the Credit Committee for 26 years. He served as a member of the board of directors from 1975-1985. During his tenure on the board, the Credit Union established its leadership among other Hawaii Island credit unions by converting to an online computer system, merging with the Kohala Federal Credit Union, and offering Visa credit cards.
July 17, 2013
Remembering John Iwane
John Y. Iwane, a longtime Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union pioneer and former Board Chair, passed away June 12, 2013 at age 96.
Iwane started as a volunteer board member at Hawaii Community FCU in 1960 and later served as Chairman of the Board for 21 years. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the Big Island Chapter of the Hawaii Credit Union League. He received the Hawaii Credit Union League’s prestigious Volunteer of the Year award in 2006 for his leadership, personal development in credit union education and training, and participation in credit union and community activities. In 2007, Iwane received the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s Pualu Award for Lifetime Service, honoring his lifelong commitment to the community exemplified by his personal and business achievements. Iwane’s community service spanned over 50 years with the Lions Club serving in a variety of leadership roles and with the Boy Scouts of America where he received the Silver Beaver Award , the highest award a volunteer can receive from the Boy Scouts. He also served as a volunteer with the USDA Soil Conservation Service and as the Chairman of the Kailua Village Commission.
July 2, 2013
Student Credit Unions seek Board Members
The Student Credit Unions (SCUs) at Kealakehe and Konawaena High School are accepting applications to fill volunteer Board of Director positions for the 2013-2014 school year. The Student Credit Union operates on-campus branches where students can conduct financial transactions such as opening an account and making deposits and withdrawals. The SCU is run by a volunteer board of directors made up of students. The board attends monthly meetings held on campus to foster the growth of their SCU and to promote financial literary.
June 26, 2013
Quirit Promoted to Kealakekua Branch Manager
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Quirit as the Kealakekua Branch Manager. She will be responsible for the administration and operation, loans, personnel functions, and community and public relations of the branch.
Quirit started her career at the credit union in 1988 as a Teller. She supplemented her experience by taking specialized credit union courses which earned her certificates in Member Services, Credit Union Accounting, Consumer Lending and Service Excellence. She earned several promotions during her 25 year career with the Credit Union - Member Service Specialist, Mortgage Loan Processor, and Visa Coordinator. Quirit was promoted to a Call Center Officer to head the newly created Call Center at the Kaloko facility when it first opened in 2005. It was the first 24/7 call center on the island at the time. In 2006, she was honored as the Employee of the Year.
June 6, 2013
Remembering former President and General Manager Mitsugi Inaba
Mitsugi Inaba, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s first President and General Manager, passed away March 27, 2013 at age 89. Inaba started with the Credit Union in 1947 as a Field Representative and later became its first President and General Manager. He also served on the boards of the Hawaii Credit Union League and the Credit Union Executives Society. Following his retirement in 1987, he served as a member of the Hawaii Community FCU Board of Directors from 1988-2000.
May 3, 2013
HCFCU Wins National Award
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union was recently honored with a Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.
December 31, 2012
NCUSIF Insurance Coverage Change (Effective 1/1/13)
NCUSIF INSURANCE COVERAGE CHANGE (effective 1/1/13)
NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF THE TEMPORARY FULL NCUSIF INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR NONINTEREST-BEARING TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS
July 12, 2012
TechCon Kona tickets for sale
TechConKona was created to enlighten, inspire, educate, and connect people by bringing technology business solutions and education to the Big Island on August 2, 2012 at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort Convention Center.
July 5, 2012
Emergency Closure of Kaloko Branch
The current fire situation on Hina Lani Street adjacent to our Kaloko facility is posing potentially unsafe/unhealthy conditions for our staff and our members.
June 18, 2012
Important Wire Changes
EFFECTIVE JULY 2, 2012
New wire instructions will change how you send wires.
May 30, 2012
2012 Chairperson and Board Of Directors
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce three new members elected and one new member nominated for a one-year term to the nine-member board of directors. Carol Ikeda, retired 4-H youth educator, University of Hawaii, and Donald Sasaki, retired owner of CAL-Kona Produce Inc., were the two new directors elected for 2 of the 3 board seats up for election. Thomas Whittemore, retired First Hawaiian Bank executive, was re-elected by the members. Mary Katayama, president of Union Products of Kona, Inc., was nominated by the Nominations and Elections Committee to fulfill a remaining one year-term seat.
May 9, 2012
Phishing Alert: Automated Phone Calls
Members of Hawaii Community FCU and other credit unions have reported receiving automated phone calls that claim to be from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
March 27, 2012
Credit Union President Cited as Emerging Leader in Hawaii
James Takamine, President and CEO of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, has been recognized by Hawaii Business Magazine in its recent “20 for the Next 20” – an annual acknowledgment of Hawai`i’s emerging leaders in business, nonprofits, government, education and law.
March 23, 2012
Special Message from the President
As a valued members of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, I am reporting to you a situation that has taken place within our credit union and the necessary actions that have been executed to rectify this incident.
October 27, 2011
String of Phising Calls
There are reports from HCFCU members stating that they are receiving calls or messages from an automated system from individuals with foreign accents. The caller says "your debit card has been cancelled. If you'd like to re-activate your card, please enter your 16 digit card number or your account number."
September 24, 2011
Voted Best of West Hawaii 2011
Our member/owners put it into words better than we ever could. You are the same ones who have also voted us the honor of the Best of West Hawaii 2011’s “Best Financial Institution.”
September 23, 2011
Foreign Visa Travel
Members have reported trouble with making cash withdrawals from ATM terminals in foreign countries when using their HCFCU debit cards. The issue is being worked on and will be resolved as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
July 30, 2011
From Your President
Federal Examiners from the National Credit Union Association recently completed a risk-focused examination of HCFCU concentrating on Credit Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Liquidity Risk, Transaction Risk, Compliance Risk, Strategic Risk and Reputation Risk.
July 28, 2011
Notice of changes in temporary NCUA insurance coverage for transaction accounts and a funds availability update.
June 3, 2011
Update to our Rewards Program
We're changing our ScoreCard Reward program, find out more details.