Straight to The Point: October 12

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The New York Credit Union Foundation has activated its Disaster Relief Grants for cooperativas, staff and volunteers in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. To make a monetary contribution, visit the Foundation’s donation page.

Good morning. The House is in session today. The Senate is recessed for the week. Closer to home, the New York Credit Union Association’s Tech Forward Conference is kicking off this morning in Schenectady. In other news…

star3 In a message to the state’s credit unions, Association board Chairwoman Marie Betti, CEO/treasurer of Western New York FCU, provided a recap of the board’s recent strategic planning session – The Point

star3 Last week’s webinar on CUNA Mutual Group’s Stable Value Account is now available for viewing on-demand – NYCUA

star3 Registration is open for the Young Professionals Commission 2017 Fall Educational Summit, which will be held Nov. 8-9 in Buffalo – NYCUA

star3 According to a CFPB report, legacy payment processing systems and other technical issues are making it difficult for employers to help repay their workers’ student loans – CU Times

star3 Eight of the two-dozen bills the House Financial Services Committee began mark-ups this week are of interest to credit unions – CUToday

star3 Recently released minutes for the last Federal Reserve meeting from Sept. 19-20 indicate policymakers had a lengthy debate about inflation and the future of interest rates – Reuters

star3 Patrick McHenry, a Republican from North Carolina and the House GOP chief deputy whip, said he expected both the House and Senate to finish work on a tax revamp bill on Christmas Eve – The Hill

star3 Earlier this week Microsoft released software updates to fix at least 62 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and other software – KrebsonSecurity

star3 It’s time for credit unions to begin updating their websites to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act – New York’s State of Mind

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