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Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report: Small-business lending approval rates inch up »
The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index showed approval rates for small-business loans at community banks increased a...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Seeks Additional Tweak to MSRB Rule Exception »
In comments filed with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board this week, ABA welcomed the MSRB’s acknowledgement of ABA...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. McHenry Introduces Credit Reporting Bill in Wake of Equifax Breach »
As the fallout continues from the Equifax data breach, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) on Wednesday introduced a bill making...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Offers Three Regulatory Fixes for Volcker Rule »
In a letter to Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell yesterday, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols welcomed Powell’s commi...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revised OCC Exam Policy Aligns Ratings with CRA Purposes »
The OCC has changed its Community Reinvestment Act supervision policies to ensure a “logical nexus” between banks’ CRA-rel...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Panel Passes Eight ABA-Backed Bills »
The House Financial Services Committee yesterday advanced eight ABA-backed regulatory reform bills, including several that...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hoenig: Deposit Insurance Invites Abuse »
Deposit insurance serves a useful purpose but inherently invites abuses that can destabilize the economy, FDIC Vice Chairm...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Community Bank Compliance Costs Rise $1B in Two Years »
Community bank compliance costs have increased by nearly $1 billion in the past two years, according to a new survey from...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gallup: Nearly Half of Americans Say Regulation Excessive »
A 45 percent plurality of Americans say there is too much government regulation of business, according to a Gallup poll re...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Three in Four U.S. Voters Say Tax Reform Should Be Priority for Congress »
Nearly three-fourths of U.S. registered voters believe that passing tax reform should be the top or an important priority...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFTC Chief Commits to Keeping ‘De Minimis’ Threshold Through 2019 »
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will keep the swap dealer de minimis threshold at $8 billion at least through the...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Portions of Financial CHOICE Act in committee as separate bills »
Some provisions of the Financial CHOICE Act have been introduced in the House Financial Services Committee as separate bil...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Supports CFPB’s Proposed Fix to TRID’s ‘Black Hole’ Problem »
ABA yesterday commented on proposed changes to the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures that would allow creditors to use eit...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bureau updates Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule Small Entity Compliance Guide »
To support implementation of the recently issued 2017 TILA-RESPA Rule, on October 6, 2017, the Bureau published an updated...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump expects to revise tax-cut plan »
President Donald Trump said that in the next few weeks he will adjust his proposals for tax cuts, but he didn't offer spec...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kaplan: Inflation, long-term borrowing costs may stall rate hike »
Low long-term borrowing costs and muted inflation may stall an interest rate hike, said Robert Kaplan, president of the Da...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corporate borrowing down since election »
Despite analyst predictions that President Donald Trump's pro-business policies would lead to increased corporate borrowin...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Calls for Clarity, Flexibility on Eligible Contract Participant Definition »
As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission continues its ongoing initiative to simplify and modernize its rules, ABA las...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Community Bank Compliance Costs Growing Fast, Driving M&A »
Compliance costs continue to grow dramatically at community banks, the Fed/CSBS survey found. Compliance accounted for a g...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Many Community Banks Have Online Loan Applications in the Works »
On the consumer loan front, according to the Fed/CSBS survey, 83 percent of community banks continue to offer single-famil...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Community Banks See Decline in Small Business Loan Volume »
While small business lending remains the core of the community banking business -- with 98 percent of banks with less than...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Six in Ten Consumers Trust Banks Most to Safeguard Payments »
A majority of consumers across all age groups trust banks the most to keep their payments safe, according to a recent ABA/...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury: Repeal Dodd-Frank foreign-payments disclosure »
The Treasury Department said lawmakers should repeal the provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that requires oil and gas produce...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Treasury report: Changes don't require new rules »
The US Treasury released a report that outlines 91 technical fixes aimed at boosting the financial markets. Rather than...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts: Bitcoin bubble threatens tech, finance sectors »
The growing bitcoin bubble could have ramifications for investors in the technology and financial sectors, analysts warn....
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressmen introducing bill to change CFPB's TRID »
Reps. French Hill, R-Ark., and Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., are introducing legislation to change the Consumer Financial Protecti...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Lawmakers Seek Delay, Closer Examination of CECL »
A group of House lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Acc...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trade Groups Applaud Bipartisan Action to Codify ‘Valid-When-Made’ Doctrine »
ABA and 10 other banking, business and online lending trade associations yesterday wrote to members of the House and Senat...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OCC’s Noreika: Arbitrary Thresholds Serve as Competitive Barriers »
Arbitrary asset thresholds “often have the perverse effect of acting as competitive barriers” and prevent banks from scali...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Confirms Quarles as Fed’s Top Bank Regulator »
The Senate yesterday voted to confirm Randal Quarles as the first-ever vice chairman for supervision of the Federal Reserv...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OCC Rescinds 2013 Deposit Advance Guidance »
In response to the CFPB’s final small-dollar lending rule, the OCC withdrew its 2013 guidance on deposit advances, effecti...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABA Wins CFPB Exemption for ‘Accommodation Loans’ »
ABA won a helpful exemption in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final small-dollar lending rule that protects ba...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFPB issues Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans final rule »
The Bureau has issued a final rule (Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans Rule) governing the und...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
US House approves $4.1T budget resolution »
In a move designed to lay the groundwork for an overhaul of the federal tax system, the US House passed a budget resolutio...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calif. enacts law banning mandatory arbitration »
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law that prohibits financial institutions in the state from forcing consumers int...

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