ABA: Foundation Seeking Banks to Host 10th Annual Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest

The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging banks across the country to participate in its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management.  Through Lights, Camera, Save!, teen participants will create a video up […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Card Market Moderated in First Quarter 2019

Credit card use moderated in the first quarter of 2019, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Compared to the previous quarter, seasonally adjusted purchase volumes declined across risk tiers. Compared to year-ago levels, purchase volumes rose among super-prime (+5.2 percent) and subprime (+4.3 percent) […]

FDIC: Annual Publication Examines Potential Credit and Market Risks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today published its 2019 Risk Review, an annual publication highlighting emerging risks and exposures in the banking system. The publication will be of particular interest to financial institutions, policymakers, analysts, and regulators.  “The FDIC is committed to transparency and accountability, and the publication of our 2019 […]

CFPB: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Qualified Mortgages Released

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking information relating to the expiration of the temporary qualified mortgage provision applicable to certain mortgage loans eligible for purchase or guarantee by the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in the […]

ABA: Response Requested from NCUA in Light of Credit Union Industry Research Report

​Today the American Bankers Association sent a letter to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) requesting a “top-to-bottom assessment” of whether the modern day credit union industry is meeting its targeted, statutory mission to serve people of “small means.” The formal request follows this week’s release of a comprehensive new report from Federal Financial […]

FDIC: Agency Cautions Customers that FDIConnect.com is Not Affiliated with a Government Agency

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) advises bank customers on the potential for confusion between FDIConnect.com and the FDIC-run website, FDICconnect.gov. The FDIC is aware of the website FDIConnect.com, which advertises itself as a consumer-focused provider of FDIC pass-through insurance for bank deposits. The public should be advised that FDIConnect.com […]

OCC: “Operation Choke Point” Lawsuit Dismissed

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released the following statement regarding the dismissal of the long-running lawsuit alleging regulatory pressure to close payday lender bank accounts: The OCC is pleased by the plaintiffs’ decision to dismiss the OCC from their long-running lawsuit (Advance America et al. […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Card Market Expanded in Fourth Quarter 2018

Credit card use continued to expand in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Compared to the previous quarter, purchase volumes increased for super-prime (+2.7 percent) and prime accounts (+1.4 percent), but declined modestly for subprime accounts (-0.9 percent). On […]