Straight to The Point: June 20, 2017


Good morning. Two days left in the state legislative session. Anything can happen in the final days, with the Assembly and Senate each passing hundreds of bills as time winds down. Both chambers are in session today, as are the House and U.S. Senate. Here are this morning’s headlines:

star3 The state Assembly passed an important bill that would grant credit unions access to the state Banking Development District Program. Passage of the legislation is among the Association’s top legislative priorities this year – The Point

star3 The Massachusetts Share Insurance Corporation, in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association, has released the 2017 first quarter Custom Performance Report – The Point

star3 Association VP of Governmental Affairs Michael Lieberman was named City & State’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” – City & State

star3 Holes exist in EMV-capable point-of-sale infrastructures at many retailers – CU Times

star3 A new survey by Visa indicates that more than 80 percent of consumers are interested in using connected devices such as smart watches to make payments – CUToday

star3 A bill that would prevent employers from asking applicants about their previous salaries could come up for a vote in the Legislature this week – Times Union

star3 The Buckle Inc., a clothier that operates more than 450 stores nationwide, disclosed that its retail locations were hit by malicious software designed to steal customer credit card data – KrebsonSecurity

star3 Predatory auto loans are haunting borrowers even after their cars have been repossessed, and the practice is weighing heavily on the economy – New York Times

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