Straight to The Point: Nov. 21

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To make a donation to the credit unions, employees and volunteers affected by Hurricane Maria, visit the New York Credit Union Foundation’s donation page.

Good morning, and happy Tuesday. The House and Senate are out of town for the Thanksgiving recess, though procedural pro forma sessions—with no votes expected—are scheduled in both chambers. Here’s what’s happening in the world of credit unions today:

star3 The New York Credit Union Foundation has approved hundreds of thousands of dollars in disaster relief grants to individuals and credit unions affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, but the island’s credit union community still needs more help – The Point

star3 The deadline to apply to “crash” the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference is next Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Cooperative Trust

star3 Credit union leaders are encouraged to update their credit union’s information using Project Zip Code 14.0, a secure program that counts credit union members and matches them by state legislative district, congressional district and county – CUNA

star3 Perhaps the most valuable lesson learned from this year’s natural disasters is that credit unions need to make business continuity and disaster recovery planning an integral part of their operations – CU Times

star3 The White House and congressional Republicans have their sights set on housing finance reform – CU Journal

star3 Apple has soft-launched Apple Pay Cash beta, the company’s person-to-person payments platform within an iMessage – CUToday

star3 Some fintechs are accusing financial institutions of not following either the spirit or letter of the data-sharing principles the CFPB released in October – American Banker

star3 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced Monday that she will leave the Fed after her successor is sworn in – CNBC

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