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Fair Lending/Responsible Banking
Fair lending principles are embraced by CBA members. Regulatory enforcement, however, is an increasingly complex area of compliance, and has become even more challenging with the intense search at the state and federal levels for 'predatory lending' practices. To encourage self-evaluation, CBA helped establish a privilege for self-testing for fair lending compliance. CBA also is responding to new fair lending guidelines and protecting banks from unnecessary and burdensome small business data collection.
- June 27, 2016On Monday, June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court denied certiorari to review the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Madden v. Midland Funding . This class action case alleges Midland Funding, a debt buyer, violated state usury laws and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when it attempted to collect on debt it had purchased from FIA Card Services, N.A. In a controversial decision...June 21, 2016Many organizations now view compliance as an investment and not simply as a cost. These organizations realize that business and operational value can be derived by integrating compliance across the business and positioning it to contribute to business decisions and adapt to the changing business and regulatory environment. They are moving toward a transformation of compliance that allows the...June 15, 2016On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, CBA submitted a comment letter in response to the FDIC’s “Request for Comment on Mobile Financial Services (MFS) Strategies and Participation in Economic Inclusion Demonstrations.” In the letter, CBA addressed each of the six strategies the FDIC identified in their original request about potential ways to employ MFS to better meet consumer needs. Also, CBA recommended...June 15, 2016On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg spoke to the Exchequer Club in Washington, D.C. about “The Impact of Post-Crisis Reforms on the U.S. Financial System and Economy.” In his speech, he analyzed four broad areas that measure economic health: 1. Credit availability; 2. Bank profitability; 3. Market liquidity; and 4. Distribution between banks and nonbanks. Overall, he...June 7, 2016 - 2:00PMPastThe branch workforce is the lifeblood of any retail bank. When it's operating at a high level, the likelihood of a bank achieving its goals is raised considerably. All retail banking managers intuitively know this. Yet, in the face of pressures to cut labor costs and migrate consumers to less expensive digital channels, most banks are struggling with what to do about evolving and optimizing their...May 31, 2016May 31, 2016 Submitted Electronically: firstname.lastname@example.org The Honorable Thomas J. Curry Comptroller of the Currency Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 4007 th Street, NW Washington, D.C., 20219 Re: Supporting Reasonable Innovation in the Federal Banking System Dear Comptroller Curry, The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA)  appreciates the opportunity to provide our comments in...May 25, 2016 - 2:00PMPastLearn about how innovations in the use of new credit data sources are creating new opportunities for lenders to extend credit to the unbanked, Gen Z, Millennials and the previously credit invisible.May 25, 2016On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the FDIC held a meeting of its Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion to discuss ways mobile financial services (MFS) can be used to bring underserved consumers into the banking industry. In a report released the same day, FDIC researchers offered “seven core financial services needs” for underserved consumers: control over finances, access to money, convenience,...May 20, 2016 - 2:00PMPastInsight from Legal Experts and an Operations Veteran. The benefit of leveraging outsourced vendors to manage consumer contacts continues to be offset by the risk of being directly liable, or vicariously liable, for the outsourced vendors' actions. In an attempt to reduce liability, many creditors are incurring rapidly rising audit resource costs as they search for ways to exert control and gain...May 13, 2016On Tuesday, May 11, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department published a white paper addressing the emerging marketplace lending sector of finance. Entitled: “Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending,” the document follows a Request for Information (RFI) issued in late 2015. Treasury described the document as a process to better understand the potential opportunities and risks...