Browsing: Interest rates


Despite economic headwinds and uncertainties around the Federal Reserve’s next move on interest rates, the banking sector remains strong and healthy, American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols said today in an interview with Bloomberg TV.


In response to advocacy by ABA, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today published new data that banks may use in place of its Monthly Interest Rate Survey, which many lenders had used to benchmark interest rates on various mortgage products.


The American Bankers Association joined a group of 51 state bankers associations in a letter to FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams today voicing concerns that the national rate cap—which is intended to prevent struggling banks from offering excessively high rates—is being used as a proxy for volatile deposits in examinations of healthy banks.

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