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Association, MEA to host webinar on Text Concierge service
The New York Credit Union Association will host a free webinar Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m., in conjunction with MEA, a new business partner of the Association. During the webinar, participants can learn more about MEA’s Text Concierge product, a secure two-way texting tool designed to enhance the way credit unions interact with their members.

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NYIB Annual Conference coming to Boston
The National Youth Involvement Board will host their Annual Conference July 24-27 at the Omni Parker House in Boston. The event is billed as the only youth financial education and marketing conference geared toward credit union professionals.

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Reminder: Association accepting Recognition Award nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Recognition Awards. Each year, the New York Credit Union Association’s Recognition Awards program honors credit unions, chapters and individuals for their exceptional contributions to the credit union movement and the members they serve.

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State and National News

CU Times: Cybercriminals are quickly trading malware for ransomware and may soon make a big push into hacking wearables and other internet-connected devices – More

CUNA: Small businesses that use credit unions for financial services are typically more loyal—and exhibit higher levels of satisfaction—than those that use banks, which dominate the market – More

CUToday: Home prices continue to rise as new data showed increases for both year over year and month over month totals – More

New York Times: The hyper-partisan environment felt nationwide has members of the Independent Democratic Conference taking heat from constituents in New York – More

PYMNTS: Some CEOs believe the future of identity verification lies in eyeprinting, which authenticates mobile device users by using the eye veins and other micro-features in the eyes – More

New York’s State of Mind

A recent guilty plea in a federal court is the latest example of how credit unions can be left paying the bill for member carelessness – More