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  • July 24, 2014
    Washington, D.C. (July 24, 2014) – CBA’s General Counsel, Steve Zeisel, released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposal to expand Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data collection fields: “The CFPB’s proposal will substantially increase the amount of publicly available information financial institutions must report on home mortgages. CBA will...
  • July 24, 2014
    Washington, D.C. (July 24, 2014) – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) and AOL Inc. (AOL) monthly Finance Optimism Index has found American’s optimism turned positive for the first time in 6 months. The optimism level for June 2014 was a positive 3.8, with 51.9 percent of Americans feeling optimistic. Survey respondents reported the news they have been hearing about American’s finances has...
  • July 16, 2014
    Washington, D.C. (July 16, 2014) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association, released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s call to publish http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-proposal-would-give-consumers-the-opportunity-to-publicly-voice-complaints-about-financial-companies/ unverified complaint narratives from...
  • July 1, 2014
    Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2014) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association, released the below statement today following the issuance of guidance by federal and state regulators on repayment of home equity lines of credit (HELOC’s): “CBA’s member institutions have been notifying and diligently working with their customers well in advance of the end of their loan’s draw...
  • July 1, 2014
    GSRBM Freshman Class Includes 110 Bankers from 32 Institutions Provides Bankers the Knowledge to Succeed in today’s Retail Banking Environment Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2014) – Today, the CBA/BAI Graduate School of Retail Bank Management (GSRBM) announced 110 students from 32 leading financial services companies have been accepted as members of this year’s freshman class. GSRBM takes place July...
  • June 26, 2014
    Americans’ Finance Optimism Sees Slight Uptick in May Consumers Report Hearing More Positive Personal Finance News Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2014) – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) and AOL Inc. (AOL) monthly Finance Optimism Index has found Americans’ finance optimism improved slightly in May to -4.0, an improvement of +0.8 from April. Together with the CBA, AOL has been conducting...
  • June 18, 2014
    CBA Elects New Members to Board of Directors Three Senior Retail Banking Executives to Help Shape Priorities and Direction of CBA Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2014) – Today, the Consumer Bankers Association’s Board of Directors approved three new members to join the Board. Joining the Board are Michael J. Aust – Comerica Bank, Nitin Mhatre – Webster Bank, and Maria Tedesco – Santander. CBA's 20-...
  • June 11, 2014
    Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2014) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement calling on Congress to focus on college affordability after Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) refinancing bill failed a cloture vote 56-38: “Private student borrowers have real options. Many private student lenders provide refinancing programs and others are...
  • June 10, 2014
    Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2014) – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) sent a letter today to House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) lauding their Committee’s efforts to increase transparency at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Today’s markup of legislation by the Committee will allow the financial services industry to...
  • June 3, 2014
    Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2014) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), today called on the CFPB and Congress to join CBA in examining the explosion in college costs, which has helped to drive outstanding federal student debt to over $1 trillion, in advance of two Senate hearings tomorrow on the student lending market: “Since 1980, the average published...

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