Straight to The Point: January 26


Good morning, and welcome to another Friday. The House will continue their district work today. No votes are scheduled in the Senate until Monday. The Legislature is not in session. Here’s what’s happening in the world of credit unions:

star3 The NCUA board of directors held their first meeting of 2018 yesterday. Notably, the board approved the agency’s strategic plan and issued a request for comments on Call Report modernization – The Point

star3 Registration is open for the 2018 Lending School. Once again, the Association will be offering two sessions—one in Albany, the other in Buffalo – The Point

star3 Individuals interested in attending a state or national credit union event can apply for the Christine M. Gross Scholarship from Alloya Corporate FCU – The Point

star3 The CFPB is delaying by one year the implementation of new rules for prepaid payment cards – Washington Post

star3 Not-for-profit organizations rank higher than for-profit businesses when it comes to falling for phishing email scams – CU Times

star3 U.S. purchases of new homes declined more than projected last month – Bloomberg

star3 Employers are beginning to boost benefits for hourly employees, a sign that the effects of low unemployment have reached companies that rely on low-wage workers – New York Times

star3 Marketers need to understand sales, service and experience potential of voice-first technology as penetration of voice devices escalates – Financial Brand

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