BAFT—ABA’s global transaction banking subsidiary—today joined a coalition of more than 200 organizations and companies calling on Congress to pass a robust and long-term reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank before its charter expires at the end of September. T
With a pending proposal by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to delay the Current Expected Credit Loss standard’s implementation deadline to 2023 for certain institutions, top accounting officials at federal agencies warned banks not to “rest on their laurels” when it comes to implementing CECL.
The National Credit Union Administration’s current method of examining and enforcing consumer protection laws and regulations for institutions with less than $10 billion in assets is “not comparable to our sister agencies,” NCUA Board Member Todd Harper said in a Washington speech yesterday.
ABA today launched a new series of videos highlighting the diverse and rewarding career opportunities available in banking today.
In a statement for the record before yesterday’s Senate Banking Committee hearing on housing finance reform, ABA recommended nine principles to guide the reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have been in conservatorship for over a decade.
In a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday, the American Bankers Association commended the agency for swiftly replacing its Monthly Interest Rate Survey with an alternative index, the PMMS+ index.
As part of its ongoing effort to foster financial services innovation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued three new policies to help banks safely and compliantly develop innovative products and services.
ABA joined a broad coalition of financial industry stakeholders, civil rights groups and other advocacy organizations in a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today offering feedback on the expiration of the temporary “GSE patch,” which grants Qualified Mortgage status to loans eligible to be purchased or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
The full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday found that the so-called net worth sweep—in which the Federal Housing Finance Agency directs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s profits to the U.S. Treasury—exceeds FHFA’s statutory authority as the GSEs’ conservator.
In an interview with economist Andy Busch on the Engage podcast, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols outlined priority banking issues facing Congress this fall, including cannabis banking, the CECL accounting model, modernizing anti-money laundering rules and housing finance reform.