Consumer Protection

  • March 8, 2019
    Generally available consumer credit scoring models can provide great value to lenders in evaluating the risk of loan applicants. These models are designed to distill the predictive power of a large number of consumer factors into a single, easily understood score. While the credit scoring models work well in estimating default likelihood over time, all models eventually may need to be evaluated...
  • March 7, 2019
    CBA Recommends Legislative, Regulatory Changes to Improve CFPB, Consumer Protections WASHINGTON – Prior to the House Financial Services Committee Hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt wrote committee leadership to recommend ways to improve the Bureau to help consumers. “Now more than eight years after the Bureau was stood...
  • February 26, 2019
    CBA Comments on House Financial Services Credit Reporting Hearing WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) wrote House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) in advance of the committee’s hearing examining credit bureaus and credit reporting. A copy of CBA’s letter is available here . On the draft Comprehensive...
  • December 18, 2018
    December 18, 2018 Chairman Jelena McWilliams, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Joseph Simons, Federal Trade Commission Comptroller Joseph Otting, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Chairman Jay Clayton, Securities and Exchange Commission Dear Madam and Sirs, I write on behalf of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) and its...
  • December 17, 2018
    Financial services companies are challenged to find the best allocation of their investments and resources. Knowing where to begin can make the difference. To help, KPMG developed the Ten Key Regulatory Challenges that provide a high-level look at issues we believe will impact financial services companies in 2019, highlighting both the drivers behind these challenges and possible actions...
  • November 9, 2018
    Cajun 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...
  • 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...

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