To enhance the expertise of members by providing continued education and professional development through networking, education and vendor support.


Connect with other local Credit Union’s to access a greater knowledge of the latest trends in real estate production, technology, regulation and legislation.


Bi-monthly meetings are hosted by CUREN members across the region with presenters that may include GSEs, Credit Union Leaders and industry service providers.


Friday, June 5th


Dear Colleagues,

Assembly Bill 2501 remains a threat to the credit union movement — we need your immediate help to defeat it!

The bill requires credit unions to offer inflexible lengthy forbearances on mortgages up to Jan. 1, 2022 and lengthy forbearances on auto loans. It would significantly draw down levels of capital, preventing credit unions from serving their communities and potentially causing layoffs or even mergers.

We would not ask you to act immediately if this wasn’t urgent. Please request your staff to take one minute and participate in the “NO on AB 2501” campaign.

Right now, only 1,700 messages have been sent to state legislators across California opposing AB 2501. We need at least 10,000. Your participation is critical. Every credit union employee should act today. Defeating AB 2501 is crucial to the survival of every California credit union. Credit unions will see their capital quickly erode if AB 2501 is passed.

Action steps to take:

1. Forward this email to all of your colleagues, and/or copy-paste this sample email and modify it before sending to staff whom you manage.

2. Direct them all, including yourself, to the www.ConnectForTheCause.com webpage to sign up and send a message to your Asssemblymember TODAY.

Thank you to all the credit unions that have begun activating their employees. Now we must act in a unified voice. Help us get to 10,000 messages TODAY.

Diana R. Dykstra
President and CEO
California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

Upcoming online events and webinars for our CUREN Members and Associates

Dear CUREN Members and Associates,

As promised, here are several events you may wish to check out next week and over the next few weeks. Click on the associated link for more information:

Tuesday, July 16th, 10am – 10:45am (PT): A 5-Ingredient Recipe for Healthy Quality Control–The Recipe for Closing the Gap and Taking Control of Your Vendor Relationship” presented by the Servion Group.

Please register at  Healthy Quality Control and contact Diane Anderson at danderson@myservion.com if you have any questions. 

Description:   This webinar will help you increase the transparency of your relationship with your QC vendor, increase the quality of your QC reviews, and help foster a culture of quality within your organization. With this 5-ingredient recipe you will be able to leverage your QC vendor to your advantage and ensure your QC vendor is meeting your specific needs and expectations. All of this will result in your organization having a healthy, powerful QC program that is always running in the background.

Thursday, August 13th , 1 hour in the morning (PT): Genworth Mortgage Insurance’s Chief Economist will shed light on where the market and industry may be heading for the balance of 2020 and into next year covering information such as COVID impacts to the market and market trends due to the pandemic. If you want to hear about other economic news, contact Melanie Rojas at Melanie.Rojas@genworth.com or Donna Madrid at Donna.Madrid@genworth.com They are just finishing the format of the presentation (note the date may change but we will update you). Stay tuned to register soon.

Hopefully you didn’t miss Hamilton Fout with Fannie Mae who did surface for a fireside chat with Raymond James on June 10th. Links to the Fannie Mae data are available on Fannie’s website: Fannie Mae data or contact John Toohig at john.toohig@raymondjames.com for more information.

Although we may not be able to see one another in person for our next, official CUREN meeting, we will plan on getting together in September at least through a digital opportunity. Until then, be safe and well and count your blessings in this unprecedented time.


Todd Helmerson On behalf of your CUREN Board 310-384-8633

Save the Dates

Thursday July 16th @ 10am – 10:45am (PT)
Thursday August 13th, 1 hour in the morning (PT)