Midsize Bank Chiefs Gather in D.C. for Policymaker Meetings

Nearly 30 CEOs from the American Bankers Association’s American Bankers Council — which represents midsize banks in the $5-100 billion asset range — will convene in Washington, D.C., today for two days of meetings with top regulators and lawmakers.

Today, the Council will meet with the full Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. Tomorrow, the Council will meet with Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery. Policy topics of interest that Council members are expected to discuss with these officials include derisking, financial technology, fair lending, debit overdrafts, the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures, stress testing, compliance officer liability and the payment of dividends on Federal Reserve Bank stock.

Led by Chairman John Hairston, president and CEO of Hancock Holding Company, Gulfport, Miss., the Council advises ABA leadership on policy matters and advocacy efforts related to its banks’ unique priorities. For more information, contact ABA’s Maureen Onda.