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AmBA SUPPORTS PATENT REFORM BILL PASSAGE. AmBA, the Credit Union National Association, and the Independent Community Bankers of America yesterday urged the House to pass legislation (H.R. 3309) to restrain patent trolls, while offering suggestions on ways to improve some of the bill’s provisions. Read more
STATE EXEC TO DISCUSS SMALL-BUSINESS LENDING. South Carolina Bankers Association President and CEO Fred Green is testifying this morning before the House Small Business Economic Growth Subcommittee, where he will share the banking industry’s perspective on the small-business lending environment. Read more
AmBA TESTIFIES ON REGULATORY RELIEF. AmBA supports draft legislation that would “require a review and reconciliation of existing regulations that may be in conflict with or duplicative of new rules Read more
BANKING PANEL SCHEDULES HOUSING-FINANCE HEARING. The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing next week on “transferring credit risk in a future housing finance system.” Read more
OMBUDSMAN RECOMMENDS CFPB IMPROVEMENTS. The ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report yesterday recommending several improvements to the Bureau’s exam procedures and communications efforts, many of which were based on concerns from supervised institutions. Read more
VOLCKER RULE EXPECTED NEXT WEEK. Federal regulators plan to vote next week on a final version of the long-awaited Volcker Rule. Read more