Community Reinvestment

CBA is an acknowledged industry leader in the areas of Community Reinvestment, affordable lending, and community and economic development. As an association, through the Community Reinvestment Committee, CBA has significant influence in the development of revisions to CRA and amendments to the CRA Q&A, which interprets the regulations. One of CBA’s priorities is to encourage the agencies to maintain CRA as a sustainable business of banking, reflecting the reality of community development.
  • December 12, 2019
    CBA Statement on Community Reinvestment Act NPR “Modernizing CRA is a generational opportunity and, if done properly, will enable banks to invest more in communities across the country.” *** “The OCC and FDIC should be commended for tackling this herculean effort and working with banks, community groups and other stakeholders.” *** “CBA hopes the Fed will eventually join the other agencies to...
  • October 7, 2019
    The Community Reinvestment Act is more than 40 years old and has only been significantly amended once, in the mid-1990s when cellphones still played the snake game and there was a Blockbuster video on every corner. Technology has changed since then. Consumer needs have changed since then. Banking has changed since then. But the CRA has not and the 1977 law is no longer working. Modernization is...
  • August 15, 2019
    CBA Statement on CRA Meeting with OCC Would be preferable for regulatory agencies to be in agreement, this generational opportunity needs to move forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after attending a meeting with CBA members and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency to discuss the Community Reinvestment Act: “...
  • May 28, 2019
    Chief Counsel’s Office Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 400 7 th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20219 Re: Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements; OCC 1557-0219 To Whom it May Concern: The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) Agency Information Collection on Disclosure and Reporting of...
  • April 10, 2019
    CBA’s Hunt Discusses Strength, Benefits of Nation’s Largest Banks Says House Financial Services Committee Hearing “is a great opportunity for the CEOs to appear before the public and stress how much different the banking industry is versus 10 years ago. We are very positive about the future of banking.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt today discussed...
  • April 9, 2019
    To mark 100 years of helping finance the American dream, CBA's ambassadors gathered for leadership photos, including past and present board members and members of CBA's committees. It has been an incredible week in our nation’s capital, as we hosted CBA LIVE 2019 - the biggest event in its 10-year history. We welcomed nearly 1,600 attendees, including more than 750 senior banking leaders, and...
  • April 9, 2019
    CBA Comments on House Community Reinvestment Act Hearing “We believe the purpose of any reforms to CRA should be to enhance its effectiveness, and ensure its continued value to all communities banks serve, including low- and moderate-income areas” WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association today wrote House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Ranking...
  • April 9, 2019
    The Honorable Maxine Waters Chairwoman Committee on Financial Services 2129 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Patrick McHenry Ranking Member Committee on Financial Services 2004 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairwoman Waters and Ranking Member McHenry: The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) appreciates the committee’s review of the...
  • January 11, 2019
    Cajun Thoughts: In my estimation, today is Day 1 of the partial government shutdown as this is the day about 800,000 workers will not receive their paycheck. This shutdown has a much different feel compared to the one in 2013, and even the one in 1995. Both good and bad. First, it is a partial, not complete, shutdown. Obviously, this is still very important, especially to those directly affected...

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