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How S. 2155 advances needed changes to real estate lending regulations.
ABA and state bankers associations across the country today sent letters to congressional leaders urging the House to pass S. 2155 — the Senate-passed regulatory reform bill — “as soon as possible.”
Numerous regulatory relief proposals long backed by ABA are included in a bipartisan deal announced today by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).
Several bills pending in Congress represent “sensible regulatory changes” that will help banks of all sizes grow the economy, wrote California Bankers Association President and CEO Simone Lagomarsino in an Orange County Register op-ed today.
ABA yesterday urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to carefully consider costs and burdens associated with its Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule as it conducts a required assessment of the final rule’s effectiveness.
The House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance the Financial Choice Act, Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) sweeping, 600-page bill aimed at reforming parts of the Dodd-Frank Act’s extensive supervisory regime and providing regulatory relief for banks.
Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) yesterday introduced the Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief Act (S. 1002), a package of financial regulatory relief measures targeted at community banks.
Bankers continued tightening credit for business loans in the last three months while they continued to ease credit standards slightly in their home mortgage and consumer loan portfolios, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest senior loan officer survey released today.