U.S. birth and marriage rates—and the life expectancy of its young people—are falling. How should banks respond to America’s demographic disaster?
As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau prepares to conduct its five-year assessment of the 2013 TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, ABA joined several other financial trade groups in an extensive comment letter detailing how the rule has imposed significant and unnecessary costs and liabilities on lenders.
The American Bankers Association joined several housing and financial trade groups in a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency today highlighting concerns about recently proposed changes to uniform mortgage-backed security pooling practices used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
As the American Bankers Association has long anticipated, CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger signaled in a letter to lawmakers last week that her agency will extend the temporary “GSE patch,” which grants Qualified Mortgage status to loans eligible to be purchased or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Speaking to attendees at a mortgage industry event in Kansas City, Missouri, today, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman expressed optimism about the trajectory of the housing market but raised concerns about the declining number of community banks remaining in the consumer real estate mortgage market.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced that former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo will serve as independent, non-executive chairman of the board of Common Securitization Solutions, a joint venture between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to support their uniform mortgage-backed security.
Building on previous warnings about risks associated with home retrofitting loans financed through tax assessments, the Federal Housing Finance Agency is requesting public input on additional steps to deal with the “continued threat” that these loans pose to homeowners and the housing finance system.
While the economic outlook in the near term remains positive, persistently low interest rates and continued economic growth could encourage investors to take chase yield by taking on more risk, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren cautioned today.
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, the agency’s point person for the Community Reinvestment Act modernization process, today outlined the Fed’s approach to revising CRA rules and explained why the Fed did not join the notice of proposed rulemaking issued last month by the OCC and the FDIC.
As banking becomes ever more technology-driven, many banks are shifting from a mindset that puts big tech projects off to one side to one that embraces ongoing innovation, development and deployment. Regions Bank exemplifies the latter mindset.