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Enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency charged with carrying out federal consumer financial laws. We are focused on retail banking products and services, making CBA the industry resource on the CFPB. Our insights and analysis on CFPB-related issues, along with the latest news and information, provides our members with the necessary tools to navigate this new regulatory environment.
- August 8, 2018On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, a Texas federal judge again turned down a request from the Bureau and two payday lender trade groups to stay the August 2019 compliance date of the agency’s so-called payday rule. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel declined Tuesday to reconsider his June order that stayed a lawsuit challenging the rule , nor did he stay the rule’s compliance date.August 7, 2018On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the Bureau announced that they will be collaborating with 11 financial regulators and related organizations to create the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN). The network will seek to provide a more efficient way for innovative firms to interact with regulators, helping them navigate between countries as they look to scale new ideas. It will also create a new...July 27, 2018CBA EBS UPDATE Great Start at CBA Banking School! - Like I said last week, CBA Executive Banking School is a highlight of my year. The energy the students (more than 300 in total with a bumper crop of 137 freshman) and faculty bring is inspiring. I always leave more optimistic than ever about the future of retail banking. EBS, which kicked off on Sunday at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.,...July 20, 2018CBA UPDATE Back to School: CBA Banking School Kicks Off - CBA kicks off our Executive Banking School this weekend at Furman University. We strive to make CBA EBS the go-to place for banks’ rising stars and word is out. The freshman class is nearly 140 strong and we will have close to 100 graduates this year. Traveling to Furman to meet with our banking “students” is an annual highlight as is our...July 16, 2018VIA Electronic Submission Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1700 G Street NW Washington, DC 20552 Re: Request for information Regarding the Bureau's Consumer Complaint and Consumer Inquiry Handling Processes , Docket No. CFPB-2018-0014 Dear Ms. Jackson, The Consumer Bankers Association (“CBA”) appreciates the opportunity to comment in...July 16, 2018CBA Submits Comments on Bureau’s Complaint & Inquiry Process Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association submitted comments to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s request for information on the consumer complaint and inquiry handling process. In its letter, CBA discussed ways to make the process more efficient for the Bureau, consumers and financial institutions without...July 13, 2018D.C. DOWNLOAD Commission Bill Adds Two – Breaking News: Bipartisanship in Congress is not dead. This week, Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) became the eighth and ninth cosponsors of a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to create a Senate-confirmed, bipartisan commission at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The bill was introduced while we were at CBA...July 10, 2018On July 9, President Trump announced that U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Ultimately, we expect Judge Kavanaugh to win confirmation and consequently cement a reliably conservative majority on the SCOTUS. We include below four brief...July 9, 2018CBA Submits Comments on Bureau Financial Education Programs Working with the Department of Education and local groups, Bureau could promote financial literacy as early as preschool Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association submitted comments to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s request for information on its financial education programs. To complement the work already being...July 9, 2018On Monday, July 9, 2018, CBA submitted comments to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s request for information on its financial education programs. To complement the work already being done by banks, CBA recommended the Bureau partner with community organizations, like churches and youth centers, as well as the U.S. Department of Education to ensure financial literacy resources help...