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‘Change a Child’s Life’ campaign materials available
Credit unions can help support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by participating in the Credit Unions for Kids Change a Child’s Life coin drive. Funds raised will go to each branch’s nearest Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

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CUNA Mutual Group webinar lineup includes CU protection, lending topics
CUNA Mutual Group will offer a number of webinars in the weeks ahead, with each session featuring cutting-edge information from experienced facilitators. The webinars are designed to help credit unions and credit union professionals achieve financial success, reduce risks and increase member service.

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CUs, individuals encouraged to sponsor Convention Golf Tournament
The CUNA Mutual Group Golf Tournament to benefit the New York Credit Union Foundation is a yearly tradition at the New York Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting & Convention. The tournament, which helps raise critical funds for the Foundation, will be held June 1 and June 3 at the acclaimed Sagamore Golf Course this year. Individuals, credit unions and credit union service providers can help support the Foundation by investing in a tournament sponsorship.

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State and National News

CU Times: Less than half of non-retired Americans are confident they’ll reach their financial goals by retirement – More

CUToday: Credit card debt crossed the $1 trillion threshold in the U.S. rising to its highest mark since the nation’s last recession – More

The Hill: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said that his panel will announce tax reform hearings in the near future – More

CU Journal: Apple Pay still struggles to displace cash and cards in the U.S., but its recent integration with Western Union shows potential in remittances – More

Krebs on Security: After previously reporting that only a dozen properties were impacted by a breach late last year, InterContinental Hotels Group released data showing that more than 1,000 properties were compromised – More

New York’s State of Mind

If the Supreme Court rules as expected, debt collectors may soon have more interest in buying delinquent loans as opposed to simply contracting for a percentage of collection recoveries – More