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  • 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...
  • November 2, 2016
    Lobbying runs deep in Washington. Every day, thousands of law firms, associations and advocacy groups seek to exert influence over policymaking away from the glare of presidential and congressional politics. In such a crowded field, a select few have shown an ability to get things done — and it’s those movers and shakers who are among The Hill’s Top Lobbyists. From the “hired guns” who populate K...
  • October 30, 2016
    Bankers will be the first ones to tell you their profession can be a bit dry. But six years ago, the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) decided to completely revamp the organization’s annual events and find a way to make banking more dynamic. CBA’s Richard Hunt addressing the auidence in the General Session room. The effort started with the consolidation of CBA’s eight annual conferences into one...
  • October 27, 2016
    Hillary Clinton's lead in presidential-election polls has Wall Street increasingly focused on the battle for control of Congress -- and bracing for a less friendly environment if Democrats retake the Senate and give new clout to the party's left wing. "It's not Hillary Clinton we are worried about. It's the influence that the liberals have on her," said Richard Hunt, president and chief executive...
  • October 27, 2016
    Hillary Clinton's lead in presidential-election polls has Wall Street increasingly focused on the battle for control of Congress -- and bracing for a less friendly environment if Democrats retake the Senate and give new clout to the party's left wing. "It's not Hillary Clinton we are worried about. It's the influence that the liberals have on her," said Richard Hunt, president and chief executive...

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