Mortgage

ABA Seeks Fairness in Fair Lending Enforcement

As part of the banking industry’s continuing response to President Trump’s executive order outlining “core principles” for financial regulation, ABA today urged federal regulators and law enforcement to reign in disparate impact and redlining investigations that go beyond the law and Supreme Court precedent.

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ABA Submits Bipartisan Economic Growth Ideas to Crapo, Brown

ABA today urged the leaders of the Senate Banking Committee to focus on expanding portfolio mortgage lending, modernizing rules on brokered deposits, enhancing bank innovation and providing relief from unnecessary stress tests -- all of which would be bipartisan, common-sense policies to promote economic growth.

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CFPB Proposes Corrections to HMDA Final Rule

Following outreach to industry stakeholders -- including ABA -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today proposed a number of technical corrections and clarifications to the data lenders are required to collect and report under the final Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Rule (Regulation C).

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Studies: Obama-Era Rules May Hinder Growth and Harm Competition

The first broad-scale academic assessment of new financial rules and standards put in place during the Obama presidency -- including the Dodd-Frank Act, Basel III and the CARD Act -- finds “causes for concern” about the impact of the rules on growth, credit availability and competition.

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FDIC’s New Affordable Housing Guide Details FHLB Programs

The FDIC today released the third installment of its guide to affordable single-family home loan programs, which collects information about programs to expand access to affordable mortgage credit, including programs targeted in rural and low- and moderate-income communities and to Native Americans and veterans.

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Lawmakers Introduce ABA-Backed Bills Targeting PACE Loans

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.) today introduced ABA-supported legislation requiring more consumer disclosures for Property Assessed Clean Energy loans, a controversial financial product that allows homeowners to pay for energy-efficient retrofitting -- such as solar panels and high-efficiency air conditioners -- through their property tax assessments.

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