CBA General Issues

Items about the Consumer Bankers Association and its initiatives, including CBA Advanced Education, CBA LIVE, CBA Team news and more.

  • January 31, 2018
    A duo of bills passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday (Jan. 29) that would curb financial abuse of senior citizens and also ease the way for consumers residing in rural areas to open their bank accounts via remote means. As reported on Tuesday (Jan. 30) in American Banker , the law targeting elder abuse , which was part of previously introduced legislation, titled the Senior Safe...
  • January 31, 2018
    A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional, dealing a legal defeat to many Republicans and business groups that say the watchdog is too powerful. The much-watched decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the bureau's leadership by a single director who can only be removed by...
  • January 30, 2018
    “We look forward to continuing to work with regulators, policymakers and the Administration to bring about sound economic policies that promote a vibrant consumer banking industry and strong consumer protections.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt released the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address: “President...
  • January 30, 2018
    As retail banks transform their branches, optimizing workforce and resource plans is more critical than ever for operational efficiency. We believe there are four keys to success with workforce optimization —leadership, process, culture, and technology. This white paper highlights the 12 obstacles to success and provides practical guidance for ensuring success. In the Insights section, find out...
  • January 25, 2018
    Suite 550 offers listeners first-hand accounts of banking trends, regulatory impact WASHINGTON, D.C . – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today launched a new podcast series titled Suite 550 , after CBA’s offices in downtown Washington, D.C. Each episode will feature a recognized industry expert and offer insight into a unique aspect of retail banking, including emerging trends, regulatory...
  • January 24, 2018
    POWELL REACT ROUND-UP — You'll notice a theme... banking trades are very happy to have a deregulatory minded team at the Fed now with Powell and Vice Chair for Supervision Randy Quarles ABA's Rob Nichols : "Chairman Powell has demonstrated his interest in reviewing and refining regulations to ensure they work to reinforce economic growth while preserving the important principles of prudential...
  • January 23, 2018
    WASHINGTON, D.C . – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Governor Jerome Powell to serve as Federal Reserve Board Chairman, succeeding Janet Yellen: “We congratulate Governor Jay Powell on his confirmation to serve as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As Chair, he brings a unique blend of private and public sector...
  • January 19, 2018
    Message From CBA Board Chairman Brad Conner & Me — CBA's Board Chairman Brad Conner of Citizens Bank and I stepped into the studio to record a short video thanking our membership and sharing our goals for 2018 (CFPB Commission, balanced regulation, next generation banking and right-sizing government's role in student lending), recent successes and CBA happenings. Be sure to watch the short...
  • January 17, 2018
    WASHINGTON, D.C . – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt released the following statement after the Senate Banking Committee approved Governor Jerome Powell to serve as Federal Reserve Board Chairman, succeeding Janet Yellen, and Randal Quarles as a Member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors: “We congratulate Governor Jay Powell on being approved as Federal Reserve...
  • January 17, 2018
    On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the CFPB announced it is issuing a “call for evidence” to ensure the Bureau is properly fulfilling duties to best protect consumers. The Bureau announced that in the coming weeks they will publish a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) to seek comment on enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring, and education activities. The Bureau’s first RFI...

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