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Association hosting annual ‘Let’s Connect New York’ event at CUNA GAC
New York credit union advocates who are attending the 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference can connect with their peers from throughout the state at the Let’s Connect New York welcome reception. The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the MIXX Lounge, located in the Renaissance Washington, D.C. at 999 9th Street NW.

The event includes complimentary beverages and opportunities to network with credit union advocates from every corner of New York.

The 2017 CUNA GAC will be held Feb. 26-March 2 in Washington, D.C. The conference is considered the credit union movement’s premier event for national advocacy, industry networking and learning.

To learn more, visit the New York Credit Union Association’s CUNA GAC web page.

Reminder: Webinar scheduled on CUNA Mutual Group 401(k) trustee change
Early last month, the New York Credit Union Association hosted a conference call with credit union leaders in response to questions raised about a trustee change in CUNA Mutual Group’s 401(k) plan. A follow-up webinar on that discussion will be held today at 11 a.m.

More: CUNA Mutual Group follow-up webinar scheduled

CFPB accepting nominations for advisory board posts
The CFPB is accepting nominations for the bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board and Credit Union Advisory Council. Both the council and the board advise the CFPB on consumer protections and financial products or services, and nominations are due March 1.

More: CFPB: Nominations open for CUAC, CAB

State and News

CU Times: Total mortgage originations, including purchasing and refinancing applications, declined by 16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 – More

CUToday: Three years after it was discovered, the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library continues to live on – More

Roll Call: House Democrats are digging in for an extended fight over the president’s executive actions, in particular his targeting of the Dodd-Frank Act – More

The Hill: Top Republicans in Congress said they are pushing ahead with the plan to begin repealing the Affordable Care Act this spring – More

PYMNTS: Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker said that increased regulatory oversight of the growing fintech sector is necessary – More

New York’s State of Mind

Quantitative easing is alive and well, and it’s having a direct impact on credit unions and members – More