Small Dollar Lending

Providing financial services to those whose needs require special treatment, either because of the dollar amount of credit sought or other credit-related problems, has been a long-standing concern of CBA and its membership. Categories of those requiring such special treatment include low-income individuals and families, as well as military personnel and others who may be in temporary financial distress. CBA's Government Relations team has worked with financial regulators, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Congress to develop innovative financial products to serve the needs of those requiring special attention based upon their financial situation.
  • February 15, 2019
    CBA’s Education Funding Committee was in D.C. last week to meet with new members of the House Education and Labor Committee as well as the Senate HELP Committee to discuss the benefits of private student loans, advocate for a ‘Know Before You Owe’ policy and solutions to prevent over borrowing on federal student loans. Our members serve as the primary industry voice for private student loan...
  • February 11, 2019
    A tremendous amount of attention rightfully was given to the financial hardships furloughed employees faced during the month-long partial shutdown of the federal government. I am proud to say banks proactively stepped up to the plate . But that did not stop the letters from Congress inquiring how financial institutions were helping furloughed workers — despite efforts being well underway long...
  • February 8, 2019
    Obviously the big news this week is the merger of BB&T and SunTrust . Knowing both Kelly King and Bill Rogers for years, I recount many of my conversations with them separately. At last year’s CBA Executive Banking School, Kelly stated BB&T would not buy an out of market bank, and would rather buy a larger bank than a smaller bank because of compliance. And Bill told me he was not going...
  • February 6, 2019
    CBA Statement on Bureau Small-Dollar Rule WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released proposed rules reconsidering provisions of the “Payday, Vehicle Title and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans” rule as well as the rule’s implementation date: “We appreciate the CFPB’s...
  • January 29, 2019
    The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) maintains actions by federal regulators unfavorably impact small-dollar lending consumers by forcing them to payday lenders and other less regulated sources when in need. © Shutterstock CBA officials said the input stems from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) request for information on its 2013 small-dollar guidance. “A tremendous amount of...
  • January 25, 2019
    This week I visited great CBA member Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI where I met with President & CEO Peter Ho, a number of Managing Committee Members in addition to CBA Standing Committee Members. It was a great opportunity to hear first-hand their successes and challenges, and discuss hot button issues in the retail banking industry from how other CBA members are handling the Government...
  • January 24, 2019
    January 21, 2019 Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary Attention: Comments Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 550 17 th Street NW Washington, DC 20429 Re: RIN 3064-ZA04 FDIC Request for Information on Small-Dollar Lending Dear Mr. Feldman, The Consumer Bankers Association (“CBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide our comments in response to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (“...
  • January 24, 2019
    CBA Submits Comments on Small-Dollar Lending “A tremendous amount of attention has been rightfully given to the hardships furloughed federal employees are facing and banks have stepped up to the plate. But, for millions of Americans, the need for short-term assistance to meet emergency expenses existed before the shutdown and will exist after the government reopens.” WASHINGTON – The Consumer...
  • November 16, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. In addition to being thankful for my family and 5 friends, I am thankful to be with the CBA Family … 69 great corporate members , 110 associate members , 466 committee members , and 27 ( 4 more on the way ) CBA Team members . Most importantly, don’t forget the Dallas Cowboys play at 4:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day . Short of any...
  • November 14, 2018
    “About half of all American families cannot cover emergency bills ranging from car repairs and medical expenses to child care. Policies in Washington have forced these consumers to rely on less-regulated lenders like pawn shops or overseas and online lenders, instead of turning to well-regulated banks to meet their unique financial needs,” Richard Hunt, the president of the Consumer Bankers...

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