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- November 15, 2018 - 2:00PMPastNovember 9, 2018Cajun Thoughts: I absolutely love and respect America’s democratic process. The fact any citizen, regardless of background, has the right to elect our leaders gives me chills each and every time. I am especially fortunate to be surrounded by a diverse CBA Team of different political ideologies and willing to share their views with me in an open and candid dialogue (as long as they are pro-banking...November 8, 2018 - 2:00PMPastOctober 26, 2018Cajun 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, 2018My 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...September 14, 2018CBA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT DOWNLOAD Hurricane Florence: As a southerner and hurricane veteran myself, I know how threatening tropical storms can be. CBA’s thoughts and prayers are with all member banks and communities impacted by Hurricane Florence’s dangerous conditions. I know your banks are preparing to help customers as well as team members in Florence’s path. Please let us know if we can help...September 14, 2018Financial trade organizations voiced support for the bill in a Sept. 12 joint letter to the committee. The groups, including the American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association, and the Credit Union National Association, said they backed committee action on the bill as a step toward comprehensive data breach legislation for all entities that collect and use sensitive personal and...September 6, 2018On Thursday, September 6, 2018, the 18 th Annual Bank Research Conference at the FDIC commenced with Chairman McWilliams’ opening remarks. The conference was strictly academic but prestigious and competitive within the field of economics; this year over 450 papers were received and only 20 were selected for presentation. Below are highlights from the remarks: Chairman McWilliams kicked off the...September 6, 2018On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, five federal financial regulatory agencies issued a joint press release extending until October 17, 2018, the comment period for a proposed rule to simplify and tailor compliance requirements for the “Volcker Rule.” The Volcker Rule generally restricts banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and from owning or controlling hedge funds or private equity...August 10, 2018On Friday, August 10, 2018, the Bureau announced final amendments to implement legislation allowing financial institutions meeting certain requirements to be exempt from sending annual privacy notices to customers. In December of 2015, Congress amended the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The amendment provided financial...