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In the minutes of their September 16th – 17th Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, Fed officials outlined their decision to hold off on raising the federal funds rate, noting that although labor market conditions had improved considerably since the beginning of the year, headline inflation continued to run below target. Members agreed that labor

Compliance and Risk

By a bipartisan 303-121 vote, the House last night passed H.R. 3192, which would provide a safe harbor from enforcement actions and private civil actions for lenders making good-faith efforts to implement the new TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures. The safe harbor would extend to Feb. 1.


Delinquencies on consumer loans fell significantly in the second quarter, driven by large declines in home loan-related delinquencies, according to the ABA Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin that was released today. Delinquencies fell in seven of the 11 loan categories.


Consumer credit increased in August at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.6 percent, rising to $3.47 trillion. Revolving credit rose at an annual rate of 5.3 percent to $918 billion, and non-revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 5.7 percent to $2.55 trillion. Total outstanding consumer credit increased by $16.0 billion, down from

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