Straight to The Point: November 15, 2017

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Good morning. The House today is scheduled to consider H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate Finance Committee will continue its consideration of their tax reform bill. Here’s what’s happening in the world of credit unions today:

star3 NCUA has released its 2018 board meeting calendar – NCUA

star3 The New York Credit Union Association and CUNA are urging credit union advocates to contact their Senators in support of the Senate banking committee’s bipartisan financial reform bill – CUNA

star3 Young credit union professionals and volunteers can now apply to “crash” the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference – Cooperative Trust

star3 In 2015, payday loan companies collected $3.6 billion in fees, yet a survey indicates borrowers have no regrets – CU Times

star3 New research found 58 percent of credit union members are struggling financially, while only about half practice healthy financial behaviors – CU Journal

star3 Local mayors from across the state have come out in opposition to congressional Republicans’ plan to eliminate state and local tax deductions – Times Union

star3 Cash is unlikely to go away soon, but it does appear to be losing the long-term battle with electronic payment methods – New York Times

star3 A new study suggests that pedestrian schemes like phishing and key loggers pose a larger threat to organizations than larger data breaches – CUinfoSecurity

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