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Bobby Grant
bgrant@consumerbankers.com
202-552-6365
  • January 6, 2016
    Washington, D.C. (January 6, 2016) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement in response to Senator Sherrod Brown’s letter to President Obama asking him to fund small-dollar loan programs: “We welcome Senator Sherrod Brown’s recognition that low- and moderate-income American families often need access to short-term liquidity...
  • January 4, 2016
    Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2016) – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) welcomes the appointment of Samuel (Sam) Whitfield, Jr. as Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs, effective today. Whitfield, a seasoned public policy professional, joins CBA with an extensive background in the public and private sectors, ranging from associations to Capitol Hill and the White House. In his role...
  • December 21, 2015
    For Immediate Release: December 21, 2015 Contacts: Jeannie Bunton ; Bobby Grant Phone: (202)-552-6370; ( 631)-565-9678 Private Student Loan Delinquency Rates are the Lowest Since Before 2008 Washington, D.C. (December 21, 2015) – Steve Zeisel, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Consumer Bankers Association, issued the following statement after MeasureOne released “ Q3 2105...
  • December 9, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2015) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement in response to the House Financial Services Committee’s passage of the Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2205), sponsored by Representatives Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) and John Carney (D-DE), by a vote of 46-9: “Consumers win when the entire payment system...
  • November 10, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2015) – In honor of the service and sacrifice our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and their families, the retail banking industry has committed to a number of programs to help them as they continue their missions or transition to civilian life. These programs include job training and hiring, small business funding, affordable housing, and financial...
  • October 27, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2015) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement in response to the Department of Education’s announcement of two final regulations today: “CBA member banks are committed to helping America’s students succeed and have long supported clear disclosure and transparency in banking. While we are still...
  • October 27, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2015) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement in response to the Senate passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), S.754: “We are encouraged the Senate has taken this initial step to make consumers safer, but still there is work to be done. Information sharing is an important...
  • October 7, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2015) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement at today’s arbitration field hearing in Denver, Colorado: “Arbitration has provided consumers the benefits of quick and easy access to an affordable dispute resolution option...
  • October 1, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2015) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement in response to a Department of Education report about federal and private student loans: “With nearly 98 percent of private student loans being successfully repaid and tuition prices having risen 1,120% since 1978, we encourage the Department of...
  • September 30, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2015) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement in response to the bipartisan passage of the Financial Product Safety Commission Act of 2015 (H.R. 1266) out of the House Financial Services Committee by a vote of 35 to 24: “I commend Chairman Neugebauer, the House Republicans, and Reps. Kyrsten...

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