Straight to The Point: July 24, 2018

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star3 The New York Credit Union Association—through a partnership with the Credit Union Webinar Network—will offer a number of webinars in August designed specifically for credit union professionals and volunteers – NYCUA

star3 Registration is open for the 2018 Compliance & Legal Conference, scheduled for Sept. 11-12 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona. The two-day conference will center on the regulatory and legal issues affecting New York’s credit unions – NYCUA

star3 The Association’s management consultants are available to assist member credit unions with strategic planning – The Point

star3 Mastercard has won a patent to protect a method that would manage “fractional reserves of blockchain currency.” The patent means, at some point, consumers may be able to make purchases using a Mastercard with the payment made in bitcoin – CUToday

star3 Homeowners in the U.S. are holding on to their houses longer than they have in at least 18 years, and when they do sell, they’re receiving gains that they haven’t seen since before the housing crisis – Bloomberg

star3 Credit union advocacy groups are concerned about a provision in the House version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that excludes credit unions from a change in land lease considerations offered to them on military bases – CU Journal

star3 U.S. home sales fell for a third straight month in June as a persistent shortage of properties on the market pushed up house prices to a record high, likely sidelining some potential buyers – Reuters

star3 Since implementing the use of physical security keys in early 2017, no Google employee has fallen victim to a successful phishing attemptKrebsOnSecurity

 

 

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