Straight to The Point: May 15

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star3 The New York Credit Union Association is pleased to announce the recipient of the Outstanding Young Professional Award, which honors individuals 39 or younger whose commitment, hard work and achievements have enhanced their credit unions or the entire New York credit union movement – The Point

star3 Staff from the Association and credit union advocates from New York are in Washington, D.C., today to lobby lawmakers in support of S.2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act – The Point

star3 Bob Witty, the former CEO of CFCU Community CU, died Friday – The Point

star3 The number of reported data breaches shrank noticeably in the first quarter of 2018, possibly due to the run-up in cryptocurrency prices – CU Times

star3 A number of federal trade groups, including CUNA, are asking the Federal Communications Commission to issue new Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules that would make consumer lawsuits over robocalls harder to win – CU Journal

star3 President Donald Trump’s picks to fill seats on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors are largely mainstream economists – Reuters

star3 New research suggests retailers and ATM operators could reliably detect counterfeit cards using a simple technology – KrebsOnSecurity

star3 Home prices climbed in 91 percent of U.S. metropolitan areas in the first quarter of 2018, as buyers competed for a tight supply of listings – Bloomberg

star3 A financial institution cannot charge a member more for receiving a paper copy of their statements, but it can charge less to a member who receives an electronic statement, according to the Association’s interpretation of state law – New York’s State of Mind

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