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  • November 9, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump opened his campaign by pledging to be the “greatest jobs president that God ever created.” His first months in office working with a GOP Congress will reveal whether he will fulfill that promise. Trump’s heterodox position on trade and his commitments to deregulate and cut taxes were the economic centerpieces of his campaign for the Oval Office. Republicans in...
  • November 9, 2016
    Consumer protections for users of credit cards and other financial services might be rolled back as a result of Tuesday’s election outcome, while the federal government’s consumer watchdog agency could have its power slashed. “Congress has been looking to cut the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” said Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org and a former Massachusetts...
  • November 9, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's shocking victory late Tuesday left world markets rattled, and financial services companies facing an uncertain future. The surprise vote invoked memories of the recent "Brexit" decision in the United Kingdom, leaving political and financial observers unprepared for an outcome that did not go as anticipated. Once the uncertainty settles down, however...
  • November 9, 2016
    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's shocking victory late Tuesday left world markets rattled, and financial services companies facing an uncertain future. The surprise vote invoked memories of the recent "Brexit" decision in the United Kingdom, leaving political and financial observers unprepared for an outcome that did not go as anticipated. Once the uncertainty settles...
  • November 9, 2016
    No matter who wins today’s presidential election, the real stakes are in the next wave of appointed leaders and how they choose to govern the country, according to a blogger for a banking association. In his post for The Hill’s Congress blog , Consumer Bankers Association President/CEO Richard Hunt says the race to the White House is only one piece of the puzzle. Hunt, whose association...
  • November 9, 2016
    The future of tough Wall Street reforms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis were in jeopardy on Wednesday after Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory and the continuing Republican control of Congress. As a candidate Trump promised to roll-back the Dodd-Frank Act, which increased oversight of the financial industry, created a powerful watchdog agency, and required banks to boost...
  • November 8, 2016
    Of course Richard Hunt would identify as a “Ragin’ Cajun.” The Louisiana heritage of the president and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is evident from the first moment he opens his mouth. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette — better known by its unique mascot, the Ragin’ Cajuns — Hunt displays his passion and his bayou accent for all to hear. As effectively the...
  • November 7, 2016
    Online banking continues to grow, but that’s not to say there aren’t obstacles keeping it from exploding. The banking industry is ramping up the noise about changing rules that make it difficult to open accounts remotely, and Congress has the topic on its agenda. In fact, the Consumers Bankers Association recently sent a letter to Congress, applauding them for its efforts to tackle the issue with...
  • November 7, 2016
    The race to the White House is one piece of the puzzle, but the real stakes exist in the next wave of appointed leaders and how they choose to govern. Unless the next Commander in Chief makes thoughtful appointments to lead our most critical federal agencies, and Congress gets on the same page, our nation will not be freed from this new normal of extreme partisan politics and policies. Where the...
  • November 7, 2016
    Hillary Clinton has a long list of legislative priorities related to the economy. But one top banking lobbyist isn’t convinced that major financial regulations to expand on the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act are high on that list. Richard Hunt, chief executive of the Washington-based Consumer Bankers Association, told Morning Consult that he thinks Clinton’s strategy will be “perfecting” Dodd-Frank rather...

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