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Regulatory Reform Effort Heads to House of Representatives (3/16/2018) 
Following Wednesday night’s strong bipartisan vote to pass S. 2155, the ABA-advocated regulatory reform bill, eyes turned to the House of Representatives.
Sweeping Senate Majority Passes Bipartisan Regulatory Reform Bill (3/15/2018) 
In a bipartisan 67-31 vote, the Senate last night passed S. 2155. The bill includes several provisions that are longstanding priorities in ABA’s Blueprint for Growth.
House Passes ABA-Advocated Tailored Regulation Bill (3/15/2018) 
In a bipartisan 247-169 vote, the House last night passed the Tailor Act.
Get a better understanding of Zelle (3/14/2018) 
As part of its efforts to help bankers better understand and employ financial technology, ABA has published a new white paper titled “Understanding Zelle.”
Senate Expected to Vote on S. 2155 This Week, Call Senators Now (3/12/2018) 
With S. 2155 on the verge of passing the Senate this week, ABA is urging bankers to make a continued push to get it across the finish line.
Jeff Plagge on Zelle, RTP and Implementing New Tech at Community Banks (3/9/2018) 
Jeff Plagge, president and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. and a former ABA chairman, discusses how a smaller community banking company can make investments to stay on the technological cutting edge.
CFPB Finalizes Changes to Servicing Rule (3/9/2018) 
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a final rule related to the timing for servicers sending periodic statements to borrowers in bankruptcy.
State Associations Urge Swift Passage of S. 2155 (3/5/2018) 
The state bankers associations wrote to Senate leaders on Friday urging the Senate to swiftly consider and pass S. 2155.
J.D. Power Survey Finds Banks Can Do More to Offer Financial Advice to Customers (2/27/2018) 
Seventy-eight percent of U.S. retail bank customers say they are interested in receiving financial advice from their bank, but just 28 percent are currently receiving any.
#ARHometownBanker Among AmBA Emerging Leaders (2/22/2018) 
ABA Emerging Leaders Section Councilmember Sandy Starnes was among members of the American Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Advisory Board who met at the Tennessee Bankers Association headquarters in Nashville last week.
State Associations to Sen. Hatch: Time to Change ‘Status Quo’ for Credit Unions (2/21/2018) 
Taxpayers should no longer subsidize the nation’s largest credit unions, which effectively operate the same as taxpaying banks, all 52 state bankers associations said in a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch.
FASB Issues Final Standard to Resolve Accounting Issues after Tax Reform (2/15/2018) 
The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued its final standard outlining how banks can adjust regulatory capital balances that were affected by the new tax reform law.
House Passes 'Madden Fix,' TRID Improvement Bills (2/15/2018) 
The House yesterday approved two bipartisan regulatory reform bills backed by ABA as part of its Blueprint for Growth. H.R. 3299 passed with a 245 to 171 vote.
Report: Total Number of 2017 Fraud Victims Tops 16 Million (2/13/2018) 
The number of fraud victims in the U.S. rose by eight percent in 2017 to total 16.7 million, according to new data released by Javelin Strategy and Research last week.
Sens. Cotton, Jones Introduce HVCRE Clarification Bill (2/12/2018) 
Senate Banking Committee members Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) last week introduced a bill that would clarify the regulatory treatment of high-volatility commercial real estate loans intended to address many banker concerns about capita
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