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Fair & Responsible Banking
Fair lending principles are embraced by CBA members. Regulatory enforcement, however, is an increasingly complex area of compliance, and has become even more challenging with the intense search at the state and federal levels for 'predatory lending' practices. To encourage self-evaluation, CBA helped establish a privilege for self-testing for fair lending compliance. CBA also is responding to new fair lending guidelines and protecting banks from unnecessary and burdensome small business data collection.
- November 28, 2018The U.S. market has developed into a world of credit haves and have nots. The “haves” are those who are deemed creditworthy and have credit. The “have nots” are those who do not qualify for credit because their credit history is limited or nonexistent. Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers are credit invisible. What can be done to render the unbanked and underbanked visible? Imagine a tool to scour...
- November 15, 2018 - 2:00PMPastNovember 8, 2018 - 2:00PMPastNovember 7, 2018Money Management Made Easy Many consumers struggle with managing their finances. Still, they recognize the potential for improvement and look to their financial organizations for help. Broadly, they want enhancements that make money management easier, faster and safer. Highlighted findings from our survey include: Almost one-third (30 percent) of consumers consider managing finances a burden...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 19, 2018 - 2:00PMPastAugust 20, 2018August 20, 2018 VIA Electronic Submission Regulations Division Office of General Counsel Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7 th Street SW Room 10276 Washington, DC 20410 Re: Reconsideration of HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard; Advance Notice of Prosed Rulemaking; Docket No. FR-6111-A-01 RIN 2529-ZA01 Dear Sir or Madam: The Consumer Bankers...April 5, 2018 - 2:00PMPastApril 4, 2018 - 2:00PMPastMarch 28, 2018On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the FDIC announced settlements with Cross River Bank , and its institution-affiliated party, Freedom Financial Asset Management, LLC for unfair and deceptive practices in violation of the FTC Act related to the marketing and origination of Consolidation Plus Loans. The FDIC also found the bank and its institution violated TILA and EFTA. The settlement will require...