Straight to The Point: December 18

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Good morning, and happy Monday. Both chambers of Congress are expected to vote on a final tax reform agreement this week. Here’s what’s happening in the world of credit unions today:

star3 Republicans in Congress unveiled the final version of their tax reform bill last week, and like previous versions, it retains the credit union tax status – CUNA

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

star3 There is still time to support the New York Credit Union Foundation this holiday season through the Foundation’s partnerships with AmazonSmile, GoodSearch and GoodShop – Foundation

star3 In a letter to President Donald Trump, a group of 17 Democratic state attorneys general—led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermen—said they’re prepared to step in if the CFPB fails to enforce consumer-protection laws – The Hill

star3 Only 20 percent of credit union members say they plan to sign up for new credit union services next year, according to a new study – CU Times

star3 A pair of U.S. senators is determined to entice more companies to compete with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the housing-finance market – Bloomberg

star3 Reminder: New York’s paid family leave law kicks in Jan. 1 – Times Union

star3 Personalization is no longer enough; financial institutions have to use expanded data and advanced analytics to achieve hyper-relevancy – Financial Brand

star3 The New York’s State of Mind blog (now on Twitter!) notes that this is an unusually active December for regulators – New York’s State of Mind

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