The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking feedback on the upcoming 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.
While the 2018 Farm Bill reclassified hemp as a legal agricultural commodity, banks still face challenges in serving hemp producers and hemp-related businesses, the American Bankers Association said today in a statement submitted for the record of a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing.
In testimony today before the Senate Banking Committee, American Bankers Association banker Joanne Sherwood urged lawmakers to pass the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act, which would allow financial institutions to serve cannabis-related businesses in states that have legalized the drug.
By a two-to-one vote, the National Credit Union Administration board today finalized a controversial proposal to raise the threshold at which credit unions must obtain appraisals for commercial real estate transactions from $250,000 to $1 million.
In a joint op-ed in Fox Business today, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols and Credit Union National Association President and CEO Jim Nussle called on lawmakers to resolve the existing conflict between federal and state law with respect to proceeds from cannabis-related businesses.
The American Bankers Association and 52 state associations wrote to the heads of the financial regulatory agencies yesterday urging them to allow the early adoption of relief provisions included in the recently finalized capital simplification rule.
The American Bankers Association today responded to a proposal from the Federal Reserve that would amend the regulatory framework for determining whether a bank or company exercises a “controlling influence” over another bank or company under the Bank Holding Company Act and the Home Owners’ Loan Act.
The House Financial Services Committee last night approved several bills that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act and make changes to the credit reporting process.
In a memo to members of the House Financial Services Committee today, the American Bankers Association expressed opposition to several bills that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act and make changes to the credit reporting process.
The five federal financial regulatory agencies today finalized a rule implementing a section of the S. 2155 regulatory reform law that grants an exclusion from the Volcker Rule for certain community banks.