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  • October 1, 2019
    CBA, SBFE Release Small Business Lending Trends Report New report to be released quarterly, examines key credit performance metrics WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association and Small Business Financial Exchange today released the inaugural Small Business Lending Trends report. The report, to be released each quarter, examines key credit information for America’s small businesses, including...
  • September 26, 2019
    CBA Statement on Chairman Alexander’s Bipartisan Higher Education Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced the “Student Aid Improvement Act of 2019”: “These bills fund important grant programs and make...
  • September 18, 2019
    CBA Statement on CFPB Complaint Database Changes WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced planned changes to the Bureau’s complaint database: “For too long, the Bureau’s unverified compliant database has functioned to paint a picture of guilt through government press...
  • September 17, 2019
    CBA Statement on CFPB Reversing Constitutionality Defense WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger informed congressional leaders the Bureau will no longer defend the constitutionality of its leadership structure: “Constitutional or not, Congress can end this...
  • September 16, 2019
    We are saddened to announce Steve Zeisel passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The entire CBA family is heartbroken by this news and grateful for having known and worked with Steve during his 28-year tenure at CBA. Steve was an invaluable source of knowledge and a trusted counselor. He earned the respect of regulators and CBA members with his encyclopedic knowledge of banking regulations...
  • September 12, 2019
    CBA Writes House Financial Services Committee on Student Lending WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association wrote the House Financial Services Committee to discuss needed student lending reforms in advance of the committee’s hearing examining student debt and non-bank student loan servicers, which primarily work to collect federal student loans. “As lawmakers look for solutions to help...
  • September 11, 2019
    Todd Barnhart of PNC (right) today presented Nitin Mhatre of Webster Bank (left) with the CBA Board Chair gavel during CBA’s September Board Meeting. Mhatre will serve as CBA’s Board Chairman for the next year and Barnhart will remain on the CBA Board of Directors as Immediate Past Chair. Dennis Devine with KeyCorp was elected Chair-Elect. Mhatre, Barnhart and Devine will comprise CBA’s...
  • September 10, 2019
    CBA Statement on CFPB Updates to No-Action Letter Policy, Trial Disclosure Policy, & Compliance Assistance Sandbox WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new No-Action Letter (NAL), Trial Disclosure and Compliance Assistance Sandbox policies designed to facilitate compliance and...
  • September 9, 2019
    CBA Statement on Consumer Need for Responsible Overdraft Protection WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement on the Overdraft Protection Act of 2019: “Consumers understand and rely on overdraft services to cover emergency expenses instead of turning to unregulated lending sources. Placing limits on consumers’ ability to access these...
  • September 5, 2019
    CBA 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...

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