Straight to The Point: August 3, 2017


Good morning. The Senate is in session today, with no major actions scheduled that would impact credit unions. Here is what’s happening on this Thursday morning:

star3 The New York Credit Union Association’s annual CEO Roundtable in Syracuse will be held Oct. 23-24. The popular event is specifically geared toward CEOs/managers of New York credit unions with up to $100 million in assets – NYCUA

star3 Registration is open for the New York Credit Union Association’s popular IRA Workshops. Scheduled for Sept. 26-27, the workshops cover both “essential” and “advanced” IRA situations – The Point

star3 Filene Research Institute will host a free webinar Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. that will focus on digital lending strategies that tap into credit unions’ current strengths – Filene

star3 Freddie Mac announced that it is ending purchases of certain low-down-payment loans – Washington Post

star3 House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, an opponent of the CFPB, is asking for an investigation into whether its director Richard Cordray violated federal election law – CUToday

star3 The state Department of Health has licensed five new companies to join the five existing firms that grow and sell medicinal marijuana in New York – Times Union

star3 However, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who opposes marijuana legalization, has some credit unions wary about providing services to the industry – CU Times

star3 The acting comptroller of the currency won’t formally seek the repeal of the CFPB’s rule banning arbitration clauses, citing a lack of time to analyze its impact – The Hill

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