Straight to The Point: March 15

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Good morning. Both chambers of Congress will convene today, and the House is expected to vote on the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act. The Legislature, closing in on the state budget deadline, will also be in session. Here’s what else is happening in the world of credit unions:

star3 The New York Credit Union Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention will include a lineup of influential and inspiring featured speakers – NYCUA

star3 In a significant victory for credit unions, the U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) after months of advocacy efforts from the credit union movement – The Point

star3 The Association will again offer the 2018 Lending School at two locations—one in Albany, the other in Buffalo–this year. Registration is now open – The Point

star3 Cybercriminals are attempting to compromise Microsoft Office accounts and steal user passwords, especially those used for banking, by sending malicious attachments claiming to be tax forms or other official documents – CU Times

star3 Credit card losses are surging at small banks – CUToday

star3 Some credit unions and banks are grappling with how to navigate the national gun control debate – CU Journal

star3 A former top Equifax executive was charged with insider trading for selling company stock after he learned about their 2017 data breach – New York Times

star3 While consumers are still using multiple platforms—such as desktop and mobile—“mobile-only” users are on the rise – PYMNTS

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