Straight to The Point: December 18, 2018

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star3 Nominations are still open for the New York Credit Union Association’s 2019 Recognition Awards, which honor credit unions and individuals for their exceptional contributions to the credit union movement – The Point

star3 As Democrats prepare to take control of the House, some of their priorities are becoming clear, including efforts to push the CFPB to enforce the Military Lending Act and legislation to overhaul the Community Reinvestment Act to possibly include credit unions – CU Times

star3 The Association is seeking feedback on NCUA’s proposed changes to federal credit union bylaws – The Point

star3 New York credit union advocates are encouraged to register for the 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, scheduled for March 10-14, in Washington, D.C. – The Point

star3 The CFPB released a report that found students at universities where a financial institution had paid for sponsorship rights were charged higher fees than schools that did not have sponsorships in place. Not surprisingly, Wells Fargo was among the worst actors – CUToday

star3 Big tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google all declared their support for the Federal Reserve to take a central role in the development of a modernized system that would connect all U.S. banks and credit unions – American Banker

star3 U.S. new-home construction rebounded last month to the best pace since August while permits rose to a seven-month high, a sign homebuilding is potentially stabilizing even as higher prices and borrowing costs have increased – Bloomberg

star3 Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his plans for the coming year during a speech in Manhattan yesterday – Times Union

star3 New York state employers should be bracing themselves for a new round of mandates taking effect at the beginning of the year – New York’s State of Mind

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