Law and regulation

Banks try new tack in clash with credit unions over military bases

10/16/19

Bank groups that lobbied unsuccessfully for the rent waivers credit unions receive now back a bill that would create equal rates for both industries.

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CFPB launches task force to identify gaps in consumer finance law

10/11/19

CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger announced the creation of a task force to research and identify potential conflicts in consumer finance law.

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Cut the derivatives business some slack

10/11/19

Federal regulators should amend a capital buffer requirements for certain derivatives to avoid economic damage.

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'Let's play a drinking game': Comments of the week

10/10/19

Readers react to whether the next presidential debate will discuss banking, how California's financial policies are bleeding into other blue states, suggested reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act and more.

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Federal government an exemplar in promoting women

10/10/19

The financial industry should take notes from regulators that have diverse leadership.

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FDIC to offer parental paid leave to employees

10/09/19

All personnel will qualify for up to six weeks of paid leave following the birth, adoption, or foster-care placement of a child in their home, the agency said.

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California blazing a trail on banking policy for other blue states

10/08/19

The state's Democratic-controlled Legislature has enacted laws establishing data privacy rights, giving municipalities the ability to set up public banks, and requiring standardized disclosures on small-business loans, among other issues. Lawmakers elsewhere are taking notice.

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ABA to seek a review of appeals court's FOM decision

10/08/19

The banking trade group is asking for an en banc rehearing of its field-of-membership challenge before all 17 judges of the D.C. Court of Appeals.

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The need for male allies and other highlights of the 2019 Most Powerful Women gala

10/07/19

The awards gala was a who's who in banking, both at the podium and in the audience. The FHFA settles the sexual harassment complaint involving Mel Watt. And an OCC veteran talks about her career.

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NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood praises Trump in new White House video

10/04/19

Hood's comments mark an unusual turn for an industry famous for its bipartisanship.

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