Tag Archives: Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill to Expand Mortgage Access

Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) today introduced the ABA-advocated Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act (H.R. 2226). The bill would expand access to mortgage credit by treating loans originated by a bank and held in portfolio as Qualified Mortgages—a key provision in ABA’s Blueprint for Growth.

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Choice Act

The House Financial Services Committee today held a hearing on the Financial Choice Act, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) sweeping, 600-page bill aimed at reforming parts of the Dodd-Frank Act’s extensive supervisory regime and providing regulatory relief for banks.

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Fed Advisory Council Highlights Concerns over Regulations, Exams

Members of the Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council — which includes several ABA member bank CEOs — raised concerns about compliance examination processes and the current regulatory landscape in a recent meeting, according to minutes released by the Fed. “The council is very concerned that the working partnership that has existed for many years between examiners and bankers ...

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Hensarling’s Choice Act Includes Key ABA Priorities

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) today released the latest legislative text of his Financial Choice Act, a 600-page bill aimed at rolling back and reforming parts of the Dodd-Frank Act’s extensive supervisory regime, as well as providing regulatory relief for banks of all sizes.

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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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Cordray Previews Regulatory Review

As it kicks off its five-year retrospective review of the Dodd-Frank remittance and mortgage rules, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is “sensitive” to the compliance burden of further changes to the rules, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said today.

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ABA Survey: Non-QM Lending Fell in 2016 as Banks Grapple with Reg Burden

An overwhelming 95 percent of bankers agreed that regulation has had a negative impact on business production and consumer credit availability, according to the American Bankers Association’s Real Estate Lending Survey released today during the association’s annual Real Estate Lending Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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