ABA: Report Shows Consumer Delinquencies Fell in First Quarter 2021

Consumer credit delinquencies fell in the first quarter of 2021 as the economy rebounded strongly, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s latest Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies fell in seven of the 11 loan categories tracked by ABA. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight closed-end […]

ABA: Statement on Bank On Account Milestone

“We are thrilled to learn that more than 100 financial institutions, including a growing number of America’s banks, now offer low-cost Bank On certified accounts. We congratulate the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, which created the Bank On standards, for this important achievement and for the CFE Fund’s ongoing efforts […]

ABA: New Report Shows Credit Card Rewards Provide Value to Consumers of All Income Levels, Merchants

New study shows why so many consumers choose to participate in rewards programs Credit card rewards are accessible, valuable, and well-understood by consumers across all income levels according to a new report from the American Bankers Association. ABA examined rewards cards and their value to various participants in the credit card market, […]

ABA: New Infographic on Homeownership in America Released

In recognition of American Housing Month, the American Bankers Association Foundation today released an infographic outlining current gaps in homeownership rates, barriers faced by younger generations and communities of color trying to own a home, as well as down payment assistance resources banks and other groups offer that can help overcome those […]

ABA: Regulators to Address Bankers Nationwide at ABA’s Virtual Regulatory Compliance Conference on June 22-24

Top staff from the Federal Reserve, CFPB, FDIC and OCC will address America’s banks during the American Bankers Association’s 35th annual Regulatory Compliance Conference June 22-24. The three-day conference will be held virtually for bankers across the country. During the conference, which will bring together the banking industry’s leading compliance professionals, attendees […]

ABA: Bank Economists See Robust Economic Recovery Leading to Full Employment Next Year

The U.S. economy is recovering rapidly and is expected to yield inflation-adjusted growth of 7.2% over the four quarters of this year before easing to a still-robust 3.1% in 2022, according to the latest forecast of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee. “Since the committee met in January, further […]

ABA: Report Shows Addressing Unbanked & Underbanked Challenges Requires Multifaceted Approach

Enhancing existing programs, highlighting no- and low-cost bank account offerings, improving financial education, expanding broadband internet access, and encouraging the opening of bank accounts during government benefit program enrollment will help address the unbanked/underbanked challenge in the United States. A new report, Delivering Financial Products and Services to the Unbanked and […]

ABA: Report Shows Consumer Credit Recovery Continued in Fourth Quarter of 2020

The consumer credit recovery continued in the fourth quarter of 2020, building off trends established last fall, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Monthly purchase volumes improved across risk groups for the second consecutive quarter as the share of Revolvers (those who carry over […]

ABA: Banks Encouraged to Submit Nominations for Annual ABA Foundation Community Commitment Awards

The ABA Foundation is seeking submissions for its ninth annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s highest honors for extraordinary bank commitment to communities, recognizes innovative, high-impact programs that improve the quality of life for customers and communities banks serve. The entry period ends July 1. “Over the […]