Straight to The Point: January 25

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Good morning. The House will meet in a pro forma session today, with no votes expected. The Senate is in session, and the banking committee will hold a hearing on potential reforms to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Today is not a session day for the Legislature. Here’s what else is happening on this Thursday morning:

star3 The New York Credit Union Association and eScope Solutions have entered into a new business partnership. Under the agreement, eScope Solutions, a managed security service-based technology organization, will offer Association-member credit unions access to a variety of cybersecurity solutions at a preferred rate – The Point

star3 Credit union leaders can learn more about the Association’s partnership with Jaeger & Flynn—and how the partnership can help credit unions with the administration of their benefit programs—during a complimentary webinar Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. – NYCUA

star3 Three New York credit union employees from Bethpage FCU will get to “crash” the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference – The Point

star3 Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the CFPB, has signaled the bureau will likely spend more time on issues related to debt collection and less time on prepaid cards and payday lending – CU Times

star3 Supporters of an unreleased bill to revamp the housing finance system say the plan strikes a middle ground that can gain support from both sides of the aisle – CU Journal

star3 Worldwide cybercrime attacks have doubled in volume over the last two years, putting consumers at greater risk – CUToday

star3 The Department of Education plans to provide students with a prepaid card that would hold surplus loan money, giving the government and financial services providers a firsthand look at how students are spending those dollars – New York Times

star3 The Senate confirmed Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve’s board of governors – Reuters

star3 The blog looks at ADA lawsuits, New York’s cybersecurity rules and the apparent makeover of the CFPB – New York’s State of Mind

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