CBA General Programs

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

  • November 7, 2018
    CBA Statement on Midterm Election Results WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after Democrats gained the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives: “We look forward to working with both parties on common-sense, bipartisan legislative proposals and regulatory reform. Divided government can produce major accomplishments and...
  • November 7, 2018
    But ultimately, having more Republicans in the Senate is perhaps more useful, said Richard Hunt, head of the Consumer Bankers Association. That’s because moderate Democrats were still hesitant to support initiatives helpful to industry for fear of blowback from their more progressive colleagues, he said. "It's a mixed bag,” Hunt said. “You can make the argument you have more votes now. There were...
  • November 3, 2018
    Day After Election Call: Join us for a CBA Members-Only call on Wednesday, November 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss the 2018 Midterm Election results and impact on the retail banking industry. Stay tuned for details! Cajun Thoughts: For those of you who have been in a political race, you know the urgency of a 24 hour period, the smell of October and the distinct color of the sunset. Yes, I love...
  • October 26, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting’s comment at last week’s Exchequer Club lunch that “the number one reason I took the job was to make CRA better ” continues to resonate with me and many others. I am not underestimating his resolve…Seems the consumer groups are not happy with their self-described “lack of access” at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection . They wanted...
  • October 19, 2018
    My top takeaway this week … On Wednesday, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting spent a lot of time discussing CRA modernization efforts during his talk to the Exchequer Club here in D.C. He made three key points: he is committed to CRA modernization, calling it the "Number one reason" he came to Washington ; branches are not obsolete , but the current assessment area framework can restrict...
  • October 12, 2018
    Education Funding Committee Members meet at CBA World HQ (Top Left) and outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following a meeting with the Vice President's economic team; Community Reinvestment leadership Yvonne Blumenthal of U.S. Bank and Sue Whitson of BMO Harris Bank, committee members discussing the OCC's CRA ANPR and CRA modernization (Bottom) with OCC Leadership D.C. DOWNLOAD...
  • October 9, 2018
    Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association , minces no words about this. "If you're not making a mistake," he told me, "that means you're not trying hard enough." Hunt is humble enough to speak publicly about a notable mistake he made.
  • October 5, 2018
    D.C. DOWNLOAD CBA CFPB Committee & Small Business Committee In-Person Meetings: This week, CBA HQ hosted two more in-person committee meetings: CFPB and its subcommittee, Consumer Complaints, as well as Small Business! Below are updates: CFPB: CBA’s CFPB Committee focuses on all Bureau-related issues and such as enforcement, regulatory coordination and data collection. We thanked Cindy Reeves...
  • September 28, 2018
    This week, Citi held their first CBA OnSite Education: MarketSim , led by Paul Leventhal , at its NYC location! This one-of-a-kind replica of a retail bank marketplace leverages a simulation to deepen understanding of the risk/reward trade-offs in developing a retail strategy, integrating customer segmentation, product offerings, pricing, delivery channels, marketing and branding. Interested in...
  • September 21, 2018
    D.C. DOWNLOAD Hurricane Florence Efforts: Banks are stepping up once again to help those impacted by natural disasters. Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third, JPMorgan Chase, Bank OZK and Regions are among the many CBA members lending a hand and offering monetary support. CBA Default Management Committee (DMC) & Auto Finance Committee In-Person Meetings: This week, CBA HQ hosted the first...

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