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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.
- June 11, 2013Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2013) – The CFPB ought not adopt any policy that drives America’s families to unregulated industries with riskier and costlier alternatives. Consumers have the right to choose the products and features which best provide for their family’s daily financial needs. Fortunately, the marketplace for checking accounts is extremely competitive and banks make every effort to...
- June 3, 2013March 22, 2013CBA LIVE 2013 Takeaways I left Phoenix smarter, more inspired and more connected to our industry. Many of our sessions were standing-room only – next year, we’ll have more chairs! Among my top takeaways: Millennials are the largest living generation; bankers are fascinating; branches may only need pruning to encourage new growth – but they are not dead at all; and we are more focused than ever on...March 1, 2013Overdraft “Reform” Forecast It now appears the CFPB will not be “reforming” overdraft protection at least until the end of the year – if at all. Small institutions – credit unions and banks alike – have been carved out to some degree of the first CFPB rules – remittances and QM. These groups also have advocated for a halt to any overdraft action since, it would be extremely difficult for the CFPB...March 1, 2013