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- June 15, 2018On Friday, June 15, 2018, the OCC issued a bulletin informing national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies (collectively, banks) about clarifications to OCC supervisory policies and processes regarding how examiners evaluate and communicate bank performance under the CRA. The OCC has clarified and simplified these policies and processes to promote the...June 14, 2018On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting issued a press release discussing his priorities for the agency and the federal banking system during testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The Comptroller’s testimony highlighted agency efforts to: Modernize the regulatory approach to the Community Reinvestment Act to promote investment...June 14, 2018On June 14, 2018, the Fed issued a final rule limiting the credit exposure of large financial institutions to one another. The new rule applies to globally systemically important bank holding companies (GSIBs) – or those with more than $250 billion in total consolidated assets – and caps their credit exposure to one another at 15 percent of tier 1 capital. The rule also covers foreign banks...June 13, 2018On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection announced a settlement with Security Group Inc . and its subsidiaries. In its Consent Order, the Bureau found alleged Security Group entities violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act by making improper in-person and telephonic collection attempts on consumer installment loans and retail sales installment contracts. The...June 13, 2018Comptroller Joseph Otting today on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, before the House Financial Services Committee to discuss his agenda at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and other financial industry regulatory matters. Otting outlined the priorities for his time at the OCC, including: Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act; Expanding short-term, small-dollar lending; Adjusted bank capital...June 8, 2018On Thursday, June 7, 2018, CBA submitted comments on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s request for information on its rulemaking process. “CBA recommends the Bureau adopt a standardized rulemaking process that is based on the principles of openness, accessibility and accountability,” CBA Vice President and Senior Counsel Dong Hong wrote.June 6, 2018On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, the Bureau informed interested stakeholders that they would be dismissing current members of the Bureau advisory boards, including the Consumer Advisory Board, and drawing new participants from the current application process to replace them. This comes as a result of the Bureau’s request for information on external engagement. The Bureau noted, “In addition to the...June 6, 2018On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on improving transparency and accountability at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. In the Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to the President and Congress in April, Acting Director Mulvaney requested that Congress enact four changes to establish greater...June 5, 2018On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the FDIC announced that Jelena McWilliams was sworn in as the 21st Chairman of the FDIC. She succeeds Martin J. Gruenberg, who has served on the FDIC Board since August 22, 2005, as Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman before becoming Chairman on November 29, 2012. "It is an honor and a privilege to join the FDIC as Chairman. I look forward to working closely with my fellow...June 4, 2018On Monday, June 4, 2018, CBA submitted comments on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s consumer complaint reporting processes. The comments are part of the Bureau’s ongoing requests for information. “CBA members strive to ensure their customers receive a swift and complete review of their complaints and inquiries. In fact, the overwhelming majority of complaints filed with the Bureau...