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Small business lending is a top priority for CBA’s member banks. CBA strongly believes small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and we remain committed to improving the small business lending environment and process through pro-business legislation and regulation. Collectively, CBA’s member banks have over $200 billion in small business loans on their books, and remain committed to exploring innovative ways to address the needs of lenders and borrowers alike.
- October 28, 2016Crystal Ball: the CFPB’s 2017 Priorities During a speech earlier this week, CFPB Director Richard Cordray outlined the Bureau’s three priority areas for enforcement actions and supervision in 2017: consumer complaints, redlining and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) violations. In light of the recent Appeals Court decision, which rejected the CFPB’s interpretation of portions of RESPA...
- September 12, 2016September 12, 2016 The Honorable Jeb Hensarling Chairman Committee on Financial Services U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Hensarling, The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) applauds the goal of H.R. 5983, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2016, to reform the financial services regulatory framework and reduce regulatory burdens on financial institutions. CBA is the...
- August 1, 2016On Monday, August 1, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) released its Senior Loan Officers (SLOs) Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices which addressed lending to businesses and households over the past three months. Regarding business loans, the survey indicated banks tightened their standards for commercial and industrial real estate loans over the second quarter...June 28, 2016On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the FDIC announced a forthcoming small business survey. The survey will go to 2,000 banks in late June and seeks to gain information on “many aspects of small business lending, including nationally representative information on the general characteristics of banks’ small business borrowers, the types of credit offered to small businesses, and the relative importance of...June 2, 2016Claiming Americans consumers have been “set up to fail” by the short-term lending industry, federal regulators on Thursday issued sweeping new rules that would drastically alter the payday and title lending industries. Under the proposed rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, short-term lenders would have to verify borrowers’ ability to promptly repay loans, and be prevented from...May 13, 2016On Tuesday, May 11, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department published a white paper addressing the emerging marketplace lending sector of finance. Entitled: “Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending,” the document follows a Request for Information (RFI) issued in late 2015. Treasury described the document as a process to better understand the potential opportunities and risks...February 4, 2016This week, the House considered and passed several financial services bills. Among them, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, the House passed a bill introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), H.R. 766 , Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015, which would prohibit federal bank regulators from ordering or pressuring banks to terminate customer accounts unless given "material reason to...January 6, 2016On January 6, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled: “Small Business Administration (SBA): Leadership Attention Needed to Overcome Management Challenges.” The report found the SBA has not resolved many of its long-standing management challenges, including high leadership turnover and needed transformation of its human capital and information technology (IT). On...November 13, 2015Keep it Going... Thank a Vet Thanking a veteran should not be a one-day thing. As we approach the holiday season, take a moment to thank our military personnel—retired and present—and their families for their service and commitment to our great Nation. Marketplace Lending As marketplace lending continues to expand, regulators have begun to turn their attention to this fast growing industry. Late...November 10, 2015Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2015) – In honor of the service and sacrifice our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and their families, the retail banking industry has committed to a number of programs to help them as they continue their missions or transition to civilian life. These programs include job training and hiring, small business funding, affordable housing, and financial...