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Mortgage Disclosure Process Improving for Lenders, Borrowers

The CFPB announced the approval of the Independent Community Bankers of America's (ICBA) proposed template to improve mortgage disclosures to "provide consumers greater clarity, streamline the process through improved disclosure requirements, and expand access to more affordable homes in rural areas with limited housing supply," according to Rebeca Romero Rainey, President and CEO of ICBA.

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Consolidation and the Value of Bank Debt

The Great Recession, although now fading into history, was certainly devastating to financial markets in general and banking institutions specifically. However, the strategic response to the crisis by financial institutions, coupled with legislative initiatives that drastically altered the regulatory landscape, ...

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OCC Head Has Ideas to Help Smaller Banks

When it comes to regulatory reform, smaller community banks should be a prime concern, according to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika. Noreika said as much in his address of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Thursday. He also laid out several steps lawmakers can take to lower barriers of entry and expand opportunities for community banks across the country.

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OCC Outlines Proposals Aimed at Eliminating Regulatory Burden for Small Banks

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has advanced three specific legislative proposals aimed at eliminating regulatory burden on community banks and financial institutions, according to an address from Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry at the Interagency Outreach Meeting on The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPA) in Chicago this week.

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