Straight to The Point: December 11

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Good morning, and happy Monday. Both the House and Senate are in session today.  On the schedule this week: The House Financial Services Committee is slated to markup more than a dozen bills tomorrow. Later this week, the Assembly Committee on Housing will hold a hearing to review the impact and implementation of the state budget for housing. Here’s what’s happening today:

star3 New York Credit Union Association President/CEO William J. Mellin and Compliance Director Linda Bow shared industry updates at the Metropolitan Chapter’s dinner meeting last night – The Point

star3 The 2017 New York Credit Union Impact Report—formerly known as the MORE Report—is now live – NYCUA

star3 The New York Credit Union Association and CUNA are urging credit union advocates to help support the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act – The Point

star3 The Federal Housing Administration announced Thursday it will no longer insure new mortgages on properties that include Property Assessed Clean Energy assessments, a victory for credit union mortgage lenders – CUNA

star3 Credit unions are outdoing banks when it comes to turning digital sign-ups into active end-users – CU Times

star3 Credit union loan portfolios are on track for the fourth straight year of double-digit growth – CUToday

star3 When it comes to housing finance reform, there appears to be major policy differences between lawmakers in the House and Senate – CU Journal

star3 Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen, and analysts are now asking what comes next for the cryptocurrency – New York Times

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