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  • December 21, 2018
    For nearly 90 years, U.S. deposit accounts have been the gold standard for security, safety and soundness. Strong regulations to ensure banks have a solid foundation serve as the first line of defense, but the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. plays an important role as a backstop protecting consumers’ deposits. American families and businesses are used to the protections offered by the FDIC and...
  • December 6, 2018
    The Consumer Bankers Association called this action an important first step in improving the current BSA/AML regulations and guidelines. “Giving banks the opportunity to innovate will help make our financial system more secure,” CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt said. “Criminals and terrorists are constantly evolving and using increasingly advanced methods to move money and finance their...
  • 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...
  • November 8, 2018
    Congress enacted the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977 to ensure banks continued serving the financial needs of their communities. Through CRA and other projects, banks are now investing more than a $100 billion each year into low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Banks believe in their CRA projects and are proud of the work they do. In fact, about 95% of banks currently pass their CRA...
  • November 7, 2018
    But ultimately, having more Republicans in the Senate is perhaps more useful, said Richard Hunt, head of the Consumer Bankers Association. That’s because moderate Democrats were still hesitant to support initiatives helpful to industry for fear of blowback from their more progressive colleagues, he said. "It's a mixed bag,” Hunt said. “You can make the argument you have more votes now. There were...
  • November 2, 2018
    The proposal earned praise from outgoing House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.), who said in a statement he wishes it went further but it nevertheless provides “much needed clarity.” And Consumer Bankers Association President Richard Hunt called it a “a positive step toward making regulations more aligned with the risks posed by activities instead of basing everything on an...
  • October 26, 2018
    Richard Hunt, president and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association, said the bureau should consider all aspects of the rule, not just the ability-to-repay requirements, “to prevent unintended consequences for loans the original rule was not intended to cover.” The payday rule covers only small-dollar loans, not longer-term installment loans. Many say the payday rule would hurt consumers who need...
  • October 9, 2018
    Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association , minces no words about this. "If you're not making a mistake," he told me, "that means you're not trying hard enough." Hunt is humble enough to speak publicly about a notable mistake he made.
  • October 3, 2018
    CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt penned this op-ed on the state of student lending, college debt and ways to address this looming crisis. In the piece, he corrects some of the most common myths surround student lending as well as some of the policy proposals CBA has recommended to ensure federal funds help those most in need while helping students and parents responsibly finance higher...
  • September 14, 2018
    Financial trade organizations voiced support for the bill in a Sept. 12 joint letter to the committee. The groups, including the American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association, and the Credit Union National Association, said they backed committee action on the bill as a step toward comprehensive data breach legislation for all entities that collect and use sensitive personal and...

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