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CBA is an acknowledged industry leader in the areas of Community Reinvestment, affordable lending, and community and economic development. As an association, through the Community Reinvestment Committee, CBA has significant influence in the development of revisions to CRA and amendments to the CRA Q&A, which interprets the regulations. One of CBA’s priorities is to encourage the agencies to maintain CRA as a sustainable business of banking, reflecting the reality of community development.
- February 10, 2016Nearly eight years after the financial crisis, instances of misconduct across the spectrum of the industry continue to be reported in the press with troubling frequency. The coverage strikes an uncomfortable contrast with the intensity of effort the industry and the regulators have focused on reforming and remediating the weaknesses the crisis brought to light. Overall, this environment has...
- February 9, 2016In his remarks at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry indicated the OCC will release in the coming months a “Risk Management Guidance for Higher Loan-to-Value Lending in Communities Targeted for Revitalization.” This guidance is in response to concerns about barriers to financing homes and stabilizing...January 12, 2016On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the CFPB issued a construction loan factsheet providing an overview on how the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID) applies to these types of loans. At the outset, the Bureau expressly states TRID applies to most construction loans which are secured, closed-end consumer credit transactions. In contrast, open-end loans or those for a commercial purpose lie...September 30, 2015September 30, 2015 Marketplace Lending RFI U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Room 1325 Washington, DC 20220 Dear Sir or Madam, The American Bankers Association (ABA)1 and the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA)2 (together, the “Associations”) are pleased to provide the following comments to the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) in response to its request...September 28, 2015If the court approves the settlement case, Hudson City Savings Bank have to pay $2.25 million for outreach and community programs, $5.5 million for penalties and $25 million to fund a subsidized program for black and Hispanic neighborhoods to have increased opportunities for mortgages. The bank said it does not agree with the loan statistical analysis but it agreed to give $25 million as...August 7, 2015Another Constitutionality Challenge Filed Against the CFPB PHH Corporation on Friday, June 26, 2015 filed a Motion for Stay Pending Judicial Review with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (Court) seeking to stay a final action of the CFPB scheduled to take effect on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. On Monday, August 3, 2015, the Court granted PHH's motion, finding the company had "satisfied the...July 10, 2015CFPB Cites Problems with Student Loan Servicing for Members of the Military On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, the CFPB released a report entitled: "Overseas & Underserved: Student Loan Servicing and the Cost to Our Men and Women in Uniform." The report, by the Bureau's Assistant Director of Office of Servicemember Affairs Holli Petraeus, and Seth Frotman, the Acting CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman,...May 13, 2015May 13, 2015 Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; 12 CFR Chapter I; Docket ID FFIEC–2014–0001 Federal Reserve System; 12 CFR Chapter II; Docket No. R–1510 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; 12 CFR Chapter III Re: Regulatory Publication and Review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996; Notice of regulatory review; request for...April 14, 2015Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money Program Focuses on Helping Low-Income Families in West Philadelphia Today, the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) announced Citizens Bank (NYSE: CFG) as the winner of the fifth annual Joe Belew Award, which honors community programs at CBA's member banks. In keeping with the theme of this year’s CBA LIVE, “The Consumer Agenda,” CBA presented the award to its...March 13, 2015CFPB Holds Field Hearing on Arbitration On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the CFPB held a public field hearing in Newark, N.J., to discuss the use of arbitration agreements in consumer financial products and services; Dong Hong, CBA's Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, served as a panelist at the hearing. In conjunction with the field hearing, the CFPB issued its report on mandatory pre-dispute...