Infosight is an online compliance resource for GCUL member credit unions. InfoSight is a completely web-based resource that provides staff, management, and volunteers 24/7 access to finding answers and learning more about a wide range of topics and issues that affect credit union operations on a federal and state level.
Of interest to small credit unions are the sections on model policies and common account administration procedures (ie. deceased member, trust accounts, etc.) known as Policy Pro. CU PolicyPro provides more than 200 model policies for credit unions to use in order to develop policies and procedures
To visit InfoSight, click here.
The Compliance Helpline (formerly R&I) offers phone assistance for compliance, regulatory and operational questions. Where more complex situations are presented, the Compliance Specialist service described below is recommended.
Compliance Specialist Program
Does worrying about the latest regulatory changes or rule revisions take up too much of your time? Do you need policies changed or created? Did your most recent visit by your examiner reveal compliance problems at your credit union?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should consider participating in the Credit Union Compliance Specialist Program with the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates (GCUA). A Compliance Specialist is hired by GCUA, trained and then leased to participating credit unions, for either long term or short term projects.
Click here to see the Compliance Specialist brochure (PDF).
Field support is available in a wide range of area from operations, to budgeting to planning… check with your field staff to get access to their years of experience.
Regulatory Advocacy is composed of two areas - comment calls and individual assistance for specific issues with the regulators.
Opportunities to comment on proposed regulations will be disseminated to credit unions in a timely manner (usually through the InfoSight newsletter). Staff will be available for discussion of proposals and offer guidance in sending in comment letters.
Regulatory staff will also assist individual CUs as appropriate in communicating with the regulators regarding individual regulatory issues of broader concern to the credit union movement.
The League publishes a variety of newsletters throughout the year designed to provide credit unions with up to date information most important to the credit union community. InfoSight Compliance e-Newsletter provides highlights timely, important federal and Georgia-specific compliance topics and issues to help credit union staff with compliance issues, Creating Influence provides information about League and CUNA Advocacy efforts and is published every two weeks, Owner Insight is an online publication that covers thought-provoking key strategic issues in an interactive format that welcomes discussion and Connection is the quarterly news magazine that focuses on credit union issues and policy perspectives, and highlights credit union activities throughout the state. To subscribe to any or all of these publications, go to the Publications signup page.
CU to CU Advice Network
Credit unions face a broad range of operational challenges every day, but it’s not always easy knowing where to turn for advice in dealing with these challenges. So GCUL created the CU to CU Network to promote collaborative partnerships between individual credit unions in Georgia. This online program connects credit union personnel with other credit union personnel with expertise in a wide variety of operational issues and who are willing to share their knowledge. The members of the network will share their insights, expertise and support while trying to help you understand your issues, but they will not be giving legal advice.
Georgia Credit Union Foundation
The Georgia Credit Union Foundation provides smaller asset size credit unions with financial support (scholarships) for staff and volunteer for continuing credit union education, including CUNA Schools, GCUA System conferences, and self-study programs, since it was established in 1988. Historically, Foundation grants have been presented to small credit unions - those with assets under $50 million. In addition, grants have been occasionally awarded for marketing, auditing and other operational needs.
Discounts & Savings
As a smaller credit union, you have several discounts and savings opportunities available on training, services and more.
See details below.