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Compliance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today requested public feedback on Property Assessed Clean Energy loans, a controversial type of financing that allows homeowners to pay for energy-efficient retrofitting — such as solar panels and high-efficiency air conditioners — through their property tax assessments, and which often take lien priority over the first mortgage lien.

Community Banking

With the Arkansas legislature considering a bill that would allow state and municipal entities to deposit public funds in credit unions, a pair of op-eds today in the Arkansas Business publication made the case for ending state and federal tax subsidies for credit unions that pursue bank-like activities.

Compliance

Imposing a 5 percent tax on cross-border remittances to fund border barriers — as envisioned in H.R. 85, the Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act — could have adverse consequences for law enforcement and consumers, a coalition of trade groups including the American Bankers Association said today.

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