FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Nebraska

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding beginning on March 9, 2019, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal […]

Census Bureau: Women’s Earnings by Occupation from the 2017 American Community Survey

In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Census Bureau released today a graphic showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2017 American Community Survey. The occupation table shows the female earnings for full-time, year-round workers in 2017 and figures on the number of women in select occupations. The Census Bureau […]

FHFA: Nearly 4.3 Million Homeowners Helped Via Foreclosure Prevention

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its fourth quarter 2018 Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 41,062 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2018, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,283,836 since September 2008.  The report […]

FDIC: Meeting of Advisory Committee on Community Banking Announced

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced that it will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Community Banking on Thursday, March 28. During the meeting, FDIC senior staff will discuss efforts regarding de novo institutions, community bank technical assistance efforts, the 2017 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked […]

CPFB: Enhancements to Advisory Committees Announced and Member Applications Now Open

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced enhancements to its advisory committee charters. The enhancements are a result of CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger’s engagement with current and former advisory committee members during her three-month listening tour.  “I’ve seen firsthand how the Bureau benefits from the valuable input provided […]

CFPB: Report Released on 2018 Administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released the annual report to Congress on the administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The report highlights the continued efforts by the Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to stop unlawful debt collection practices, including vigorous law enforcement, education and […]

ABA: 6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

With the arrival of spring, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to add a very important item to their spring cleaning to-do list: organizing their finances. To help, ABA has highlighted six tips for rearranging your financial house.   “Spring is the season of renewal, which means it’s time to sweep […]

FDIC: Supervisory Insights Winter Edition Focuses on LIBOR

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued the Winter 2018 issue of Supervisory Insights, which includes an article examining the future of, and alternatives to, the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR). LIBOR is a popular reference rate for commercial loans, residential mortgages, derivatives and swaps, and other credit instruments. While […]

OCC: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Fines Citibank, N.A. $25 Million for Violating the Fair Housing Act

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today assessed a $25 million civil money penalty against Citibank, N.A., for violations of the Fair Housing Act. The OCC found that the bank had certain control weaknesses related to its Relationship Loan Pricing (RLP) program designed to provide eligible mortgage […]