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As part of the ongoing effort to remove Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government conservatorship, FHFA and the Treasury Department last night announced that it would allow the GSEs to retain earnings until they meet the capital requirements established in the 2020 GSE capital rule.


In an American banker op-ed today, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols and National Community Reinvestment Coalition CEO Jesse Van Tol expressed opposition to moves by the OCC to grant banking charters to fintech firms that would allow them access to the banking system while circumventing many of the rules and regulations that banks are required to adhere to, such as the Community Reinvestment Act regulations.


In response to a request from the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board seeking industry input on its strategic goals, the American Bankers Association yesterday submitted a letter providing several recommendations.

Commercial Lending

The Small Business Administration announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will officially reopen on Monday, Jan. 11, only to community development financial institutions, minority-depository institutions, certified development corporations and microloan intermediaries making first-draw PPP loans.

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