Tag Archives: ABA Blueprint for Growth

State Associations Call on Senators to Support TAILOR Act

All 52 state associations wrote to senators today urging them to co-sponsor the TAILOR Act, which would direct financial regulators to tailor regulatory actions based on the sizes, business models, risk profiles and other differentiating characteristics of the institutions they supervise.

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ABA Calls for Congressional ‘Autopsy’ of FCS

In testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee on behalf of ABA today, Leonard Wolfe, president and CEO of United Bank and Trust in Marysville, Kan., raised concerns about the size, complexity and tax advantage of the Farm Credit System and called for closer congressional oversight of the government sponsored enterprise -- a key component of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks.

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Bankers Urge Congress to Pass HOLA Flexibility Bills

A total of 130 OCC-regulated savings associations signed onto an ABA letter today thanking Congressional leaders for supporting legislation that would allow institutions chartered under the Home Owners’ Loan Act to elect to operate more like banks without having to change their charters -- a key part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks.

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ABA Voices Support for Expanded Exam Cycle

In a comment letter to the federal regulatory agencies today, ABA commended regulators on a recent interim final rule expanding the 18-month exam cycle for certain small insured depository institutions under $1 billion—part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks.

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Boozman: Wholesale Reg Relief Unlikely in Next Appropriations Bill

In an interview with Politico today, Senate Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee chairman John Boozman (R-Ark.) said that he plans to continue seeking bipartisan support to pass meaningful regulatory relief -- a key part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks -- following an unsuccessful effort in 2015 led by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

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