Farm Credit releases YBS data, new reg agenda

Aug 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Farm Credit System’s regulator released updated data on its lending to young, beginning, and small farmers as well as a regulatory plan for the next 12 to 24 months.

Treasury plans child tax credit mobile sign-up

Aug 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Treasury Department and IRS released details of the second round of Advance Child Tax Credit payments and said they are working on a sign-up tool for mobile devices.

ICBA joins FDIC ‘tech sprint’

Aug 13, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC said ICBA will be among the teams participating in the agency’s “tech sprint” designed to help banks serve unbanked consumers. ICBA will join the Milken Institute and Sunrise Banks on team iLluMInate.

HUD, FHFA collaborate on fair housing, lending

Aug 13, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced an agreement regarding fair housing and fair lending coordination.

Treasury issues guidance on MDI, CDFI program

Aug 13, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Treasury Department released revised guidance on its Emergency Capital Investment Program to support minority and community development financial institutions.

ICBA to Fed: Analyze Impact of Interchange Updates Before Finalizing Changes

Aug 11, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA today said the Federal Reserve Board should not update debit card interchange regulations without first fully analyzing the effects of the proposed changes on consumers and financial institutions.

Senate blocks amendment to stop IRS monitoring on party-line vote

Aug 11, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Senate voted down an ICBA-advocated amendment that would have barred the IRS from using funds in a pending spending bill to monitor bank customers’ financial transactions.

CFPB: Mortgage servicers’ pandemic response varies significantly

Aug 11, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a report detailing the mortgage industry’s varied response to the pandemic.

PPP non-employer borrowers most successful with community banks: study

Aug 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Small businesses without employees were most successful in obtaining Paycheck Protection Program funding from community banks and were the most satisfied with the support they received during the pandemic compared to large banks and credit unions.

CFPB updates mortgage servicing small entity compliance guide

Aug 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau updated its Mortgage Servicing Small Entity Compliance Guide to include guidance on the 2021 Mortgage Servicing COVID-19 final rule and the 2020 Mortgage Servicing COVID-19 interim final rule.

CFPB interpretive rule re: Juneteenth 2021

Aug 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an interpretive rule to address certain time-sensitive borrower protections related to the treatment of June 19, 2021 as a business day or federal holiday.

August recess offers opportunity to connect with Congress

Aug 5, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The best way to influence policymakers is to get in front of them in-person, according to the Congressional Management Foundation and the August recess is the best time to schedule an in-district meeting.

LEAD FWD lineup taking shape

Aug 5, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The speaker lineup for the ICBA LEAD FWD Summit, live-streaming Sept. 21-22, is taking shape with the announcement of Precious Williams, a 13-time national pitch champion as the Day 2 keynote speaker.

ICBA: Congress needs to examine credit union-community bank acquisitions

Aug 4, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA urged the Senate Banking Committee to re-examine the anti-competitive effect from the surge in credit union acquisitions of taxpaying community banks and the permissive oversight of the National Credit Union Administration.

OCC, SEC discuss the state of cryptocurrency

Aug 4, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
In separate events, Securities and Exchange Chairman Gary Gensler and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu discussed efforts underway to adapt to the digitization of banking and finance.

Regulators provide state of the industry report to Congress

Aug 4, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Agency heads from the FDIC, OCC, and the NCUA provided a state of the industry update during testimony before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday.

Agencies extend foreclosure moratoria

Aug 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The federal government extended the moratorium on single-family real estate owned evictions until Sept. 30 for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration, and the USDA.

ICBA, others seek comment extension on third-party guidance

Aug 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups requested a 30-day comment extension on proposed interagency guidance designed to help banks manage risks associated with third-party relationships, including with fintechs.

CFPB: Debt collection rules effective Nov. 30

Aug 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said two final rules issued under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act will take effect as planned on Nov. 30.

Op-ed targets justification for IRS reporting plan

Jul 30, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
A new Morning Consult op-ed raises questions about the Treasury Department’s estimated tax revenue increase from its proposal to expand information reporting on bank customers.