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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.
- August 28, 2018The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency kicked off a process Tuesday that could lead to an overhaul of regulations around bank lending in underserved areas. Consumer Bankers Association President Richard Hunt, whose organization has recommended CRA changes similar to Treasury’s, said Tuesday that Otting is to be “commended for his dedication to updating this important law. Banks have a...
- August 28, 2018CBA on OCC’s Community Reinvestment Act ANPR Says ANPR is positive first step in modernizing CRA, ensuring community investment dollars put to work where most needed WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association today said the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency was a positive first step in modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act and...
- August 17, 2018* This week's guest author is Nick Simpson, CBA's Vice President of Public Affairs D.C. DOWNLOAD & REGULATORY UPDATE Congressional Scheduling Update: August Recess is a time-honored tradition in D.C. as well as a great incentive for Congress to act on must-pass legislation – after all, in Washington the smell of jet fumes is a powerful tool for compromise. The House of Representatives is...
- 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 15, 2018CBA's JUNE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING CBA Board Meets With Regulators – Nearly the entire CBA Board of Directors met this week at our World Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and our agenda the past couple days has been nothing short of a whirlwind. We kicked off the visit weaving in-and-out of Washington Capitals fans on the D.C. Metro as we headed to meetings with OCC Comptroller Joseph Otting,...June 8, 2018TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL MY TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE – I WAS ON CAPITOL HILL ON WEDNESDAY TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON WAYS TO DEPOLITICIZE AND BRING TRANSPARENCY TO THE BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION. AS I MENTIONED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE, CBA AND OUR MEMBERS SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE BUREAU. THERE ARE...June 1, 2018My Visit to Huntington Bank – I always enjoy visiting with CBA members and this week I had the pleasure to meet with the folks at Huntington Bank. First and foremost, they are a great group of bankers who work tirelessly on behalf of their customers. We had a lively discussion on the regulatory environment, small-dollar rulemaking, M&A activity and bank innovation. I was glad CBA Board Member...May 4, 2018D.C. MEMORIAL DAY SHOT CLOCK What’s on the D.C. Docket ahead of Memorial Day? – Here is your cheat sheet to guide you through the month: Monday RFI Deadline –The BCFP RFI process continues with comments on administrative adjudications (May 7), enforcement processes (May 14), supervision processes (May 21) and external engagements (May 28) due this month. CBA will be submitting comment on these...April 6, 2018CFPB UPDATE Acting CFPB Director Mulvaney Seeks Changes to Agency – In the CFPB’s semi-annual report released on Monday, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney called on Congress to establish “meaningful accountability” at the CFPB by enacting four key changes: Fund the Bureau through Congressional appropriations. [CBA Note: Currently, under Dodd-Frank, the CFPB receives its funding directly from the...April 3, 2018WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after the Department of Treasury issued its memorandum and recommended changes on the Community Reinvestment Act: “We welcome the Department of Treasury’s recommendations for modernizing a decades old law, last revised when mobile phones and digital technologies were in their infancy. The...