Straight to The Point: February 20


Good morning, and welcome back to those who had a long weekend. State and federal lawmakers are taking it one step further: Congress and the Legislature are off for the week. Here’s the latest from credit union land:

star3 Nominations are now being accepted for the New York Credit Union Association’s board of directors and for positions on the chapter leadership councils. Nominations will remain open until April 11, 2018 – The Point

star3 CEOs/managers of all Association-member credit unions are encouraged to complete the Association’s Membership Survey by this Friday, Feb. 23 – The Point

star3 Deadline approaching: March 2 marks the deadline to submit nominations for the Association’s 2018 Recognition Awards – NYCUA

star3 The House on Thursday passed the ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620), which doesn’t address website issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, but could serve as a first-step in addressing the related lawsuits – CUToday

star3 The U.S. Justice Department is remaining noncommittal about releasing guidance on website access under the Americans with Disabilities Act – CU Times

star3 A group of credit unions have turned to hashgraph—a distributed ledger similar to blockchain—to track their business – Bloomberg

star3 The Pew Charitable Trusts released a set of standards that outlines how credit unions and banks can offer profitable small-dollar loans that meet consumers’ needs – New York Times

star3 The strong uptick in the number of fintech investment deals during 2017 can be attributed to financial institutions prioritizing digital innovation – American Banker

star3 Credit union leaders should be very cautious in planning for their NCUA rebates – New York’s State of Mind

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