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- October 10, 2019CBA Statement on Fed Regulatory Right-Sizing Vote “Regulations should be tailored for the strength of our banking industry and adjust as necessary to balance oversight with ensuring banks can continue meeting consumer needs, fostering economic growth and ensuring financial stability.” WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt released the following statement after...
- September 18, 2019Director Kathleen L. Kraninger Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1275 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 Email: 2019-NPRM-DebtCollection@cfpb.gov Re: Comments in Response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under Regulation F Docket No. CFPB-2019-0022 Director Kraninger, This letter is submitted by the Consumer Bankers Association (“CBA”) in response to...
- September 5, 2019CBA Statement on FDIC Quarterly Banking Report WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s quarterly banking profile: “The FDIC’s latest report shows ‘another positive quarter’ for the industry with continued deposit growth, strong income and an increase in lending – as well as a decrease in...
- August 21, 2019On August 21, 2019, the FDIC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to interest rate restrictions that apply to less than well-capitalized depository institutions. The proposed rule amends the methodology for calculating the national rate and national rate cap for specific deposit products as the higher of (1) the 95 th...August 20, 2019On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, the FDIC issued a press release on approving a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend the deposit insurance assessment regulations that govern the use of small bank assessment credits and one-time assessment credits. Small bank credits were awarded to insured depository institutions (IDIs) that had less than $10 billion in assets, and that contributed to the...August 20, 2019On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, the Board of Directors of the FDIC approved an interagency final rule to simplify and tailor requirements relating to Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the "Volcker Rule." The Volcker Rule generally prohibits banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and from owning or controlling hedge funds or...June 4, 2019On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the OCC issued a press release announcing that national banks and federal savings associations (FSAs) with consolidated assets between $100 billion and $250 billion will not be subject to the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) requirements as of November 24, 2019, the OCC extended the deadline for compliance with the DFAST requirements for those banks to November 25,...May 30, 2019On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the FDIC issued a press release reporting that Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC reported aggregate net income of $60.7 billion in first quarter of 2019, up $4.9 billion (8.7 percent) from a year earlier. The increase in net income was mainly attributable to a $7.9 billion (6 percent) increase in net interest income. Financial results for...May 30, 2019The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, as well as ongoing enhanced analytics and technology advances, is accelerating across financial institutions, creating evolving regulatory and compliance challenges. AI presents both existing and uniquely applied regulatory and compliance challenges that must be addressed in governance and controls upfront and ongoing. Regulators are...May 9, 2019Director Kathy Kraninger Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G. St. N.W. Washington, DC 20552 Director Kraninger, I write to commend you on the Bureau’s recent changes to its Civil Investigative Demand (CID) policies requiring CIDs to provide more information about the conduct under investigation. CBA is pleased the Bureau opened a request for information on this topic last year and thanks...