Straight to The Point: December 13


Good morning, happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate. The conference committee composed of lawmakers from the House and Senate today will hold their first meeting to consider H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here’s what else is happening:

star3 The New York Credit Union Association welcomed eight new credit unions as members in 2017 – The Point

star3 There is still time to support the New York Credit Union Foundation this holiday season through the Foundation’s partnerships with AmazonSmile, GoodSearch and GoodShop – Foundation

star3 When it comes to retirement planning, credit unions can lead by example, according to CUNA Mutual Group – The Point

star3 The House passed a bill Monday that would prevent regulators from requesting termination of certain accounts without a material reason – CUNA

star3 Security researchers have found a vulnerability putting millions of Android users in danger – CU Times

star3 The U.S. is projected to end 2017 with more than $50 billion in new credit card debt, and more than $1 trillion overall in credit card debt – CUToday

star3 Over 30 current and former Democratic lawmakers filed a new amicus brief Monday supporting CFPB Deputy Director Leandra English to be reinstated as acting director of the agency – CU Journal

star3 Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Rochester, is running for governor – Times Union

star3 Despite a number of supposed improvements, New York still has a long way to go when it comes to improving the foreclosure process – New York’s State of Mind



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