Straight to The Point: May 11, 2017

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Good Thursday morning. Make sure all your plans are set, because the countdown to the 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is quickly winding down. The U.S. Senate is the only body in session today, with the House and Legislature off until next week. Here are your headlines…

star3 The New York Credit Union Association is pleased to announce the winners of the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, which recognizes credit unions that demonstrate a significant commitment to adult financial education – The Point

star3 The CFPB launched an inquiry into ways to gather and use new and existing information to identify the financing needs of small businesses, especially those owned by women and minorities – The Point

star3 Young professionals can now apply to “crash” the 2017 America’s Credit Union Conference in Las Vegas – Cooperative Trust

star3 The Federal Reserve’s Consumer Credit Report shows credit unions in March held the biggest lending share in 16 years – CU Times

star3 Plastc, a “smart” credit card that aimed to let users upload various credit and gift cards on to one card, is dead without ever getting released – Forbes

star3 Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is largely done with major policy issues this session, and the Legislature doesn’t appear ready to challenge him on that – Politico New York

star3 At least one bank, RBC, is at looking potential uses for virtual reality technology – Payments Source

star3 JPMorgan Chase is offering 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for its Sapphire credit card holders that open a mortgage with the company – PYMNTS

star3 Credit unions should begin to view their websites as an extension of their physical infrastructure that is subject to the American’s with Disabilities Act – New York’s State of Mind

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