Straight To The Point: September 15, 2017

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Good morning, and happy Friday. The U.S. Senate is adjourned until Monday, as is the House. Here is what’s happening today:

star3 Registration is open for the 2017 Marketing Conference, which will be held Nov. 2-3 in Saratoga Springs. Over the course of two days, attendees will learn about the latest marketing trends and tactics specifically for credit unions – NYCUA

star3 NCUA will hold a public briefing on its proposed 2018–2019 budget on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the agency’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia – NCUA

star3 The National Credit Union Foundation is currently seeking nominations for four board seats – National Foundation

star3 A group of bipartisan House members is asking the Defense Department to exempt credit unions and other institutions from Military Lending Act rules – CU Times

star3 Carolyn Maloney, D-12, is asking the CEOs of credit reporting agencies TransUnion and Experian to clarify their security measures – The Hill

star3 When it comes to poverty, New York’s largest cities have experienced an uneven recovery since the end of the Great Recession – Syracuse.com

star3 The federal government is removing from its computer systems all software made by the prominent Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, which is being investigated by the F.B.I. for possible links to Russian security services – New York Times

star3 In a recent survey, 57 percent of respondents said they have less than $1,000 in a savings account, which is actually an improvement from last year – Go Banking Rates

star3 Levies and restraints continue to be an area of confusion for many credit unions – New York’s State of Mind

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