Straight to The Point: November 2, 2018


star3 Alternatives FCU in Ithaca was one of 17 low-income credit unions to be awarded with an NCUA grant to help improve digital services and security, and increase outreach to underserved communities – The Point

star3 The New York Credit Union Association’s Rochester Chapter will host a Casino Night next Wednesday in Pittsford – The Point

star3 NCUA will host a complimentary webinar Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. that will provide updates on recent changes to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and other federal consumer financial protection laws and regulationsThe Point

star3 In the closing days of the mid-term congressional campaigns, President Trump is scheduled to campaign against two Democratic senators whose tight re-election campaigns are being supported by credit union trade groups CU Times

star3 Size matters when it comes to people referring someone else to a financial institution, but not in the way that many might assumeCUToday

star3 U.S. home-price gains and sales slowed in the third quarter as higher mortgage rates cut into affordabilityBloomberg

star3 U.S. online spending during the holiday shopping season is likely to grow 14.8 percent this year to $124.1 billion, far outpacing the 2.7 percent growth predicted and highlighting the ongoing switch from stores to web shoppingReuters

star3 If a “blue wave” hits New York, policies that are considered progressive – like legalizing marijuana – are going to gain new steam – Times Union

star3 The blog discusses why it is important for credit unions to stay on top of Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act framework requirements, and also analyzes a specific credit union that was under the spotlight for their inadequacies in the AML compliance frameworkNew York’s State of Mind








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