Straight to The Point: May 4

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star3 CUNA Mutual Group has released its April 2018 Credit Union Trends Report, compiled with data from February. According to the report, credit union loan balances rose 0.5 percent in February, faster than the 0.2 percent pace reported in February 2017 – CUNA Mutual Group

star3 Voting is underway for the Association’s contested board seat – The Point

star3 Young credit union professionals have the opportunity to apply to “crash” two events through the Cooperative Trust: The Visa Payments Forum and the CUNA America’s Credit Union Conference – The Point

star3 Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged Wednesday – Bloomberg

star3 A group of Senate Democrats is asking the Office of Special Counsel to investigate whether recent comments made by CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney violated a federal law prohibiting executive branch officials from soliciting political contributions – CU Times

star3 A U.S. district court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors that challenged the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s national charter for fintech companies – CUToday

star3 Goldman Sachs will open a bitcoin trading operation – New York Times

star3 State Sen. William Larkin, R-Catskill-Hudson, will retire at year-end, making him the fifth Senate Republican in the past eight days to bypass a re-election bid – Journal News

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