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  • April 3, 2018
    The Trump administration kicked off plans to revamp lending rules in lower-income communities with a proposal that would make it easier for banks to comply with a decades-old law that has long confounded the industry. The Treasury Department, in a memo released Tuesday, said the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act hasn’t kept pace with the evolving banking sector. The law, which was passed to stop “...
  • April 3, 2018
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report on Monday, and it includes four legislative policy recommendations that would erode the agency’s independence and make it more beholden to political institutions. First, Acting Director Mick Mulvaney is recommending that Congress appropriate the Bureau’s funding rather than the Federal Reserve. Second, he seeks legislative...
  • April 3, 2018
    WASHINGTON — In his first report to Congress as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney called on lawmakers on Monday to cripple the agency that he has been temporarily tasked with overseeing. Mr. Mulvaney, a longtime and unapologetic critic of the financial crisis-era bureau, has spent the last several months freezing its enforcement activities, dropping...
  • April 3, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Bank regulators are gearing up to modernize their policy on Community Reinvestment Act enforcement, but the CRA reform effort appeared to benefit from a jump-start Tuesday thanks to the Treasury Department. Industry representatives, analysts and consumer advocates all praised the Treasury report recommending a slew of CRA reforms that could serve as a jumping off point for regulators...
  • March 19, 2018
    (Bloomberg) -- An appeals court threw out part of a Federal Communications Commission regulation aimed at reducing automated telephone solicitations, weakening a 2015 effort to squelch the scourge of so-called robocalls. The rule was aimed at calls generated by auto-dialing devices. But its language was too broad, and could be construed to prohibit calls from any smartphone, the U.S. Court of...
  • March 19, 2018
    A bipartisan group of House members on Wednesday released a bill that would replace the director of the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with a five-person commission. The bill from Reps. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) and David Scott (D-Ga.) would rename the CFPB and replace its director with a bipartisan panel. While the bill would...
  • March 14, 2018
    A bipartisan group of two Democrats and two Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced a bill yesterday that would replace the single director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a five-person commission. The bill, from Reps. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.), David Scott (D-Ga.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), would rename the CFPB to the Financial Product Safety...
  • March 7, 2018
    CBA's President & CEO Richard Hunt Joins Charles Payne on Varney & Co to discuss the Senate's Bipartisan Banking Bill.
  • March 7, 2018
    Private lenders are pushing to break up the government’s near monopoly in the $100 billion-a-year student-loan market. The banking industry’s main lobbying group, the Consumer Bankers Association, is pressing for the government to instate caps on how much individual graduate students and parents of undergraduates can borrow from the government to cover tuition. That would force many families to...
  • February 28, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Financial institutions and retail companies are trading barbs over which industry poses greater risk to sensitive customer information just as lawmakers are planning to take another stab at a data security bill. Bank and credit union trade associations sent a letter to House lawmakers on Wednesday supporting a data security proposal being put forward by Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo...

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