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  • February 23, 2021
    CBA Statement on FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released its full-year and fourth quarter 2020 performance report: “The FDIC’s latest report reveals the nation’s banks remained strong and resilient throughout 2020 despite the financial impact of...
  • February 22, 2021
    CBA Statement on PPP Changes WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt today issued the following statement applauding the effort to help the smallest businesses receive Paycheck Protection Program loans and also called on the Small Business Administration to address underlying issues in the program which are preventing more businesses from receiving relief: “Banks...
  • February 4, 2021
    CBA Statement on Latest Student Debt Resolution WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after Senate Democrats proposed eliminating $50,000 of student debt without a serious attempt to bring about fundamental, long-lasting reforms aimed at lowering college tuition: “Focusing on after-the-fact student loan debt alone is a temporary...
  • January 27, 2021
    CBA Statement Director Kraninger’s Tenure WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement on Consumer Financial Protection Director Kathy Kraninger’s tenure: “We would like to thank Director Kraninger for answering the call to public service and, most importantly, her commitment to consumers. She advanced the Bureau’s financial education...
  • January 27, 2021
    CBA Writes Congress on Consumer Finance Legislative Agenda WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association yesterday afternoon wrote the leadership of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and House Financial Services committees to discuss legislative issues affecting consumers and financial institutions as well as the work banks have done to assist consumers during COVID-19, including...
  • January 27, 2021
    CBA Statement on Yellen Confirmation WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Janet Yellen for U.S. Treasury Secretary: “CBA congratulates Secretary Yellen on her confirmation. She is a tested, steady hand and will play a pivotal role as our nation works to recover from the economic...
  • January 19, 2021
    CBA Statement on PPP Reopening WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement in advance of the Small Business Administration reopening today the Paycheck Protection Program for loan submission by all lenders: “The nation’s well-regulated banking industry has been a source of strength throughout this pandemic and, just like last year, are...
  • January 19, 2021
    CBA Statement on Chopra Nomination, CFPB Leadership WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement on the nomination of Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Rohit Chopra to serve as the next Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "CBA commends Commissioner Chopra on his nomination to become the CFPB‘s third director. We look...
  • January 14, 2021
    CBA Statement on Acting Comptroller Brooks WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after Acting Comptroller Brian Brooks announced today would be his last day at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and OCC Chief Operating Officer Blake Paulson would assume the role of Acting Comptroller: “We would like to thank Acting...
  • January 8, 2021
    CBA Statement on PPP Reopening “We are just as committed now as we were last year to helping every small business in need receive the necessary relief to survive the economic effects of this pandemic.” WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement ahead of the Paycheck Protection Program’s reopening: “Banks are prepared once again to...

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