CDFB: Private Education Loan Ombudsman Issues 2019 Annual Report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) Private Education Loan Ombudsman issued today the 2019 Annual Report showing that from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2019 the Bureau handled approximately 20,600 complaints related to private or federal student loans. Of these, there were approximately 6,700 private student loan complaints and […]

ABA: Credit Card Delinquencies Fall as Other Consumer Delinquencies Rise Slightly

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the second quarter, with delinquencies falling for bank cards (credit cards provided by banks) and rising for the composite index of closed-end loans, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies rose in eight of the 11 categories […]

ABA: Arkansas Bankers, Former USDA Official Receive Top Ag Banking Awards

The American Bankers Association today announced the recipients of both the Bruning and Blanchfield Awards, the association’s premier awards presented for contributions to agricultural lending. This year, ABA will present the Bruning Award to a husband-and-wife team known for their dedication to agricultural banking: Gary Canada Sr., chairman and president […]

OCC: Mortgage Performance Slightly Improved in Second Quarter 2019

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported a slight improvement in the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system during the second quarter of 2019. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Second Quarter 2019 showed 96.1 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at […]

FFIEC: 2018 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Available

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,683 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data covering 2018 lending […]

CFPB: FFIEC Announces Availability of 2018 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,683 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data covering 2018 lending […]

CFPB: Fourth Biennial Report on the State of the Credit Card Market Released

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released its fourth biennial report on the state of the credit card market for the period 2017-2018.  In 2009, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (Act) made substantial changes to the legal requirements applicable to the credit card market, with Section […]

OCC: Comptroller Visits New York Neighborhoods Supported by the CRA, Discusses Opportunities to Do More

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting today participated in a tour of New York neighborhoods to see firsthand the success of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activity and discuss how CRA regulations can promote more lending, investment, and services, where they are needed most. “Here in New York, we saw great […]