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CBA supports the principles of customer choice, transparency, and fairness in deposit account partnerships. Recently-enacted federal regulation has afforded consumers greater protection via detailed disclosures. Absent substantial evidence that this regulation is failing or falling short of its intended purpose, CBA believes further incremental changes to the rules governing overdraft protection will only add logistical complexity and increased consumer confusion without corresponding benefits. CBA believes coordination among the federal banking regulators will lead to more regulatory certainty for financial institutions and greater clarity for consumers.
- August 1, 2014CBA Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee This week, I testified before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on the state of the private student loan industry and campus financial products. This was an opportunity to demonstrate the excellent performance and repayment metrics of private student loans. Compared with federal loans, which have a 15% default rate, private loans are getting it right...
- August 1, 2014CFPB Releases Overdraft Data Point On Thursday, July 31, 2014, the CFPB released a long-awaited report entitled: “Data Point: Checking Account Overdraft,” which provided statistics on the usage of overdraft products. The report is not final and does not make express policy recommendations. The CFPB is expected to release more overdraft reports prior to a proposed rulemaking. Key findings from the...
- August 1, 2014July 31, 2014July 31, 2014July 31, 2014Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2014) – CBA’s President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after the CFPB released their report entitled: “Data Point: Checking Account Overdraft.” “We believe overdraft protection is a vital banking service voluntarily chosen by consumers to ensure their financial needs are met. Banks offer this optional service to help consumers properly manage their...May 30, 2014CFPB Delays Timetable for Overdraft, Payday Rules The CFPB announced a semi-annual update to its rulemaking agenda , which sets out the Bureau’s regulatory plans. The agenda is provided by the Bureau to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and reflects the Bureau’s best estimate of its upcoming rulemaking activities. While we did not expect overdraft proposed rules in July, the February...February 21, 2014July 26, 2013Senate Hearing on DAP The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing this week on short-term liquidity products with a focus on senior citizen customers. I served as a witness, along with representatives from consumer groups and the CFPB, and fielded questions on the difference between the deposit advance products (DAP) our banks offer and the more expensive payday loans available from...July 26, 2013CBA Files Comment Letter on Mortgage Rules On Monday, July 22, 2013, CBA filed a comment letter with the CFPB concerning the agency’s proposed clarifications and revisions of the mortgage rules issued in January. Specifically, the CFPB’s proposed changes and clarifications address: (1) the loss mitigation and error resolution procedures under the servicing rules; (2) amounts counted as mortgage...