In a comment letter to the National Credit Union Administration on Wednesday, the American Bankers Association called for the withdrawal of a proposal that would allow large credit unions to issue subordinated debt for regulatory capital purposes from outside for-profit investors—such as corporate debt markets—while maintaining their tax-exempt status.
The Supreme Court’s recent denial of the American Bankers Association’s appeal in a case challenging the National Credit Union Administration’s 2016 field of membership rule “is another unfortunate step toward America’s credit unions becoming nothing more than banks that refuse to pay federal income taxes,” ABA Chair Laurie Stewart said today.
Following the Supreme Court decision last week in Seila Law v. CFPB—which held that the bureau may continue to operate but that its single powerful director must be able to be removed at will by the president—the CFPB today ratified most regulatory actions it has undertaken between Jan. 4, 2012, and June 30, 2020.
In a widely anticipated decision, the Supreme Court held today in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s exemption for government debt-related calls is unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court today held that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may continue to operate, but ruled that the bureau’s single powerful director must be able to be removed at will by the president.
The FDIC today finalized an ABA-supported rule codifying that permissible interest on loans made by state-chartered banks and insured branches of foreign banks remains valid when a loan is transferred or sold.
The American Bankers Association joined a broad coalition of financial and housing industry groups today in a letter of support for a recent bill, S. 3990, that would replace the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s sole director with a bipartisan, five-member commission.
To facilitate banks’ needs to hold meetings during the coronavirus pandemic, the OCC is issuing an interim final rule clarifying that national banks and federal thrifts may hold virtual board, shareholder and (as applicable) member meetings using remote communication tools.
As states begin to slowly reopen local economies and businesses begin to resume normal operations, ABA joined a broad coalition of advocacy groups and other organizations in a letter today urging lawmakers to enact “temporary and targeted liability relief legislation” to safeguard businesses, nonprofits and others from lawsuits as employees return to workplaces.
AI, machine learning and alternative data are helping banks and nonbanks alike make faster decisions and expand access to credit. While fair lending concerns about “black boxes” have impeded wider adoption of these technologies, the regulatory environment is shifting.