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Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freddie Alters Gift Rules for Low Down Payment Program »
Freddie Mac announced a change to its low down payment mortgage program that bars lenders from contributing gifts or grant...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cordray Responds to Inquiry into Small-Biz Reporting Requirements »
In a July 28 letter addressed to senior House members, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray sai...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Supports CFPB Proposal to Raise Threshold for HELOC Reporting »
In a comment letter on Friday, ABA supported a CFPB proposal to raise the threshold at which banks are required to report...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judge Hears Oral Arguments in Fed Dividend Lawsuit »
A federal judge on Thursday heard oral arguments in the lawsuit filed by ABA and Seattle-based Washington Federal seeking...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obama's myRA program to be shut down »
The Treasury Department has determined the myRA program created during the Obama administration is not cost-effective and...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SIFI threshold should be $250B, Mnuchin says »
A bank should have assets of at least $250 billion, rather than $50 billion, before it is deemed a systemically important...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judge lets interest-rate swaps case proceed »
US District Judge Paul Engelmayer has given the green light for investors, led by the Public School Teachers' Pension and...
Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charge-off rate for card issuers increases »
The net charge-off rate for US credit card issuers jumped to an average of 3.29% during the second quarter, the highest ra...
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fed holds rates, to shrink bond portfolio soon »
The Federal Reserve says it isn't ready to start reducing the size of its bond portfolio but the process will get underway...
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Payday rule fast-tracked amid rumors of Cordray's early exit from CFPB »
The rumored early departure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray is leading to fast action on...
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ely: FCS Overreaches by Offering Cash Management Services »
In the latest issue of ABA's Farm Credit Watch yesterday, Bert Ely explained how Farm Credit System institutions were able...
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bankers applaud Bill Ending Arbitrary $50B Threshold for SIFI Status »
ABA yesterday welcomed the recent introduction of the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer...
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Credit Card Market Grows in First Quarter »
New credit card accounts totaled 91 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest edition of ABA’s Credit...
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fed’s Final Report Charts Path to Faster Payments »
Last week the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force, a coalition of more than 300 diverse payments stakeholders, re...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Consumers Less Concerned about Card Security as Fraud Rate Falls »
Efforts by financial institutions to secure card payments and prevent fraud appear to be paying off, according to a recent...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Calls for Changes to USDA Loans in 2018 Farm Bill »
In a statement for the record in a Senate Agricultural Committee hearing on commodities, credit and crop insurance, ABA ye...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Supports Bipartisan Reciprocal Deposit Bill »
ABA wrote to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) yesterday in support of S. 1500, a bipartisan bill that would update Section 29 of t...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Labor Department Seeks Comments on Stalled Overtime Rule »
The Department of Labor yesterday released an anticipated request for information on the Obama administration’s final over...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House committee backs bill to help small firms raise capital »
The House Financial Services Committee unanimously passed a bill aimed at making it easier for small companies to attract...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump might keep Yellen as Fed chief »
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might be renominated when her term expires next year, President Donald Trump says, reve...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fed expected to hold steady on inflation data »
Weak inflation is likely to prompt Federal Reserve officials to leave interest rates unchanged at today's policy meeting....
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House votes to repeal CFPB arbitration rule »
The House has voted 231-190 to repeal a mandatory-arbitration rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, moving t...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State seeking input from Top Performers in 18 Critical Occupations »
The State of Colorado is seeking input in critical occupations listed below about soft skills required to succeed in their...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOJ Postpones Plans for Website Accessibility Rulemaking »
Website accessibility is no longer a top priority for the Department of Justice, according to the Trump administration's r...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Agencies Take Steps to Address Volcker Rule Implementation Problems »
The federal banking agencies last week began taking steps to address certain challenges with implementing the Volcker Rule...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA, State Associations Urge House Leaders to Overturn Arbitration Rule »
Together with state bankers associations representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico, ABA yesterday wrote to House leaders...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Seeks Delay of Fiduciary Rule Exemptions' Effective Date »
ABA filed a comment letter on Friday requesting that the Department of Labor delay the Jan. 1, 2018, applicability date of...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Task Force Report Points to Real-Time Payments by 2020 »
The Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force on Friday formally released its long-awaited recommendations for accelera...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulators to suspend Volcker enforcement for foreign funds »
The Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission plan to review how t...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rule preventing incentive-pay structures still on Fed agenda »
The Federal Reserve says it is still considering a rule to prevent incentive-pay structures at banks. The Dodd-Frank Act m...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goldman builds consumer banking business »
Goldman Sachs has begun offering personal loans and online savings accounts, and analysts say the bank could soon add chec...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump administration targets CFPB database »
The Trump administration wants to restrict public access to a complaint database operated by the Consumer Financial Protec...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate banking panel to consider Trump nominees this week »
The Senate banking committee will hold confirmation hearings this week for Joseph Otting as comptroller of the currency an...
Friday, July 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rate hikes could cause recession, Gross says »
Historical models are not adequate gauges of post-crisis economies, Bill Gross of Janus Henderson Investors warned global...
Friday, July 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulators might drop unfinished Dodd-Frank rules »
Several US regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, are considering dropping unfinished Dodd-Frank Ac...

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