ABA: Safe Banking For Seniors Program Launched

New, turnkey curriculum available for America’s hometown banks WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association today launched its Safe Banking for Seniors program with the release of newly created curriculum and other materials. The program, first announced in September 2015, will mobilize bankers across the country to educate older Americans and […]

CFPB: Steps Taken To Improve Checking Account Access

CFPB Concerned that Screening Inaccuracies and Lack of Account Options are Keeping Consumers Out of the Banking System WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking steps to improve checking account access amidst Bureau concerns that consumers are being sidelined by the lack of account options and […]

ABA: CFPB Prepaid Rules Could Harm Underbanked Customers

In a news release, the American Bankers Association commented on the CFPB’s proposed rulemaking regarding prepaid cards: “The CFPB’s proposed rules for prepaid products include some onerous provisions that could create insurmountable compliance barriers for banks offering the cards, ABA said in a comment letter. This would be particularly harmful […]

FDIC: Branch Banking Remains Prevalent Despite the Growth of Online and Mobile Banking

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a study showing that despite the increased use of online and mobile banking, brick-and-mortar banking offices continue to be the primary means through which FDIC-insured institutions deliver financial services to their customers. FDIC-insured institutions operated 94,725 banking offices as of June 2014, […]