Straight to The Point: August 22, 2017

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Good morning. If you’re reading this email, congratulations on making it through yesterday’s solar eclipse unscathed. Both the House and Senate will hold pro forma sessions today, with no items of note scheduled. Here is what’s happening on this Tuesday morning:

star3 Leadership from the New York Credit Union Association met last week with NCUA Region 1 Director Larry Blankenberger to discuss the agency’s restructuring plans – The Point

star3 CU Direct, a strategic partner of the Association, is hosting its annual Automotive Lending Summit Sept. 19-20 at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut – The Point

star3 The CFPB last week launched a web form that individuals should now use to submit questions regarding the bureau’s regulations – CFPB

star3 CUNA Mutual Group’s chief economist, Steven Rick, says credit unions should enjoy the “good times” now, and start preparing for a mild recession in 2019 – CU Times

star3 Cybercriminals use back-to-school time to target consumers, including credit union members, with fake and malicious content – CUToday

star3 In a decision aimed at improving the country’s defenses, President Trump announced that the White House will elevate the U.S. Cyber Command to the status of Unified Combatant Command – PYMNTS

star3 The Canadian federal regulator announced earlier this month that it would suspend its ban on credit unions using “banking” and other forms of the word – CU Journal

star3 The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its Survey of Consumer Expectations Labor Market Survey, which focuses on individuals’ experiences and expectations in the labor market – Liberty Street Economics

star3 The U.S. Justice Department has killed off “Operation Chokepoint,” the Obama-era program designed to clamp down on payday lenders and others – New York’s State of Mind

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