Straight to the Point: November 27, 2018

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star3 New York credit union leaders can now secure lodging accommodations for the annual CU Reality Check event on Feb. 18-20 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City The Point

star3 Nominations are open for the Association’s 2019 Recognition Awards, which honor credit unions and individuals for their exceptional contributions to the credit union movement The Point

star3 Credit union supporters are reminded to shop, search and help raise money for the New York Credit Union Foundation this holiday season through the Foundation’s partnerships with AmazonSmile, GoodSearch and GoodShopThe Point

star3 About one in five financial institutions still do not offer mobile banking, and 43 percent do not offer mobile payments, according to new researchCU Times

star3 Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in October for the first time in seven months, suggesting demand is stabilizing at a lower level as available properties become less scarce Bloomberg

star3 Total retail sales—excluding automobiles—will swell 5 percent this holiday season, with e-commerce sales jumping 20 percent over the same period last year, according to the latest Mastercard Spending Pulse reportCUToday

star3 Recent data shows that 49 percent of all phishing sites in the third quarter of 2018 bore the padlock security icon next to the phishing site domain name as displayed in a browser address barKrebsOnSecurity

star3 As expected, Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins has won unanimous support of the incoming Democratic conference, leaving her poised to be the first woman to lead the New York state Senate majority when the Legislature convenes in JanuaryTimes Union

star3 The blog discusses ways to protect the elderly from financial mismanagement and abuse, and how to balance individuals’ rights to financial privacy against the increased risks of mental deterioration that come with ageNew York’s State of Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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