Straight to The Point: October 11, 2017

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Good morning. The Senate is recessed this week, but the House is in session. The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to markup more than 20 bills today. Here’s what’s happening today:

star3 The 2017 Tech Forward Conference will kick off tomorrow at the Rivers Casino in Schenectady. The inaugural event’s speaker lineup includes a diverse mix of fintech experts, cybersecurity professionals and tech entrepreneurs – The Point

star3 Registration is open for the Association’s 2017 Marketing Conference, which will be held Nov. 2-3 in Saratoga Springs – NYCUA

star3 CUNA Mutual Group is hosting a number of webinars in the weeks ahead, including a series on “loyal lending” and loan growth strategies – CUNA Mutual Group

star3 Credit unions continued to increase consumer lending twice as fast as other lenders in August – CU Times

Nearly half of all U.S. adults who carry credit card debt—about 29 million people—say they’ve been carrying their balances for at least two years – CUToday

star3 Support is waning for this November’s referendum on whether or not New York should hold a constitutional convention – Politico New York

star3 Democrats on the U.S. Senate banking committee asked the panel’s chairman to help strike a bipartisan deal to amend Obama-era financial regulations – The Hill

star3 Global regulators are close to putting the finishing touches on the Basel III rules, which are bank capital requirements intended to prevent the next financial crisis – Bloomberg

star3 Credit unions have to make themselves attractive to the millennial generation, as young people look to purchase homes for the first time – New York’s State of Mind 

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