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Registration deadline approaching for Collections & Bankruptcy Conference
Credit union professionals can register for the New York Credit Union Association's 2017 Collections & Bankruptcy Conference. The conference, which will be held May 2-3 at Association headquarters in Albany, is designed to help professionals tackle some of the most difficult member issues affecting credit unions. Registrations are due April 21.

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NCUA Twitter chat slated for today
NCUA is holding a Twitter chat at 11 a.m. today that will explore how credit unions can help consumers save, build credit and manage debt. Individuals can join the chat by following @MyCUgov and using the hashtag #NCUAChat on Twitter.

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Foundation hosting NEFE HSFPP events this summer
The National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program is a free turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8-12. The New York Credit Union Foundation is offering two separate training sessions for individuals interested in teaching the NEFE HSFPP in local schools and communities.

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State and National News

CU Times: As tax-season fraud and cybersecurity dominate headlines, the U.S. business sector has seen a staggering 54% spike in the number of reported breaches – More

CUToday: Samsung is looking to utilize wearables like smart-watches by treating them as prepaid credit cards, loaded with a specific amount of money – More

Politico: President Trump is expected to nominate former Treasury undersecretary Randy Quarles as the Federal Reserve’s top bank regulator– More

New York Times: Daniel K. Tarullo left his top-ranking position on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors last week, admitting that Dodd Frank “forgoes structural solutions” during a farewell speech – More

American Banker: Reports that the National Security Agency infiltrated bank servers through a Swift service bureau highlight a recurring concern for financial institutions about the unintended consequences of U.S. government snooping – More