Washington, D.C. – The report by the Federal Reserve on the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank only highlights the need for federal regulators to tighten oversight of banks as soon as possible to both remedy the errors of the past, and to forestall further financial contagion. At the same time, a fully independent probe of the Fed’s actions, including its leadership, remains vital.
Washington, D.C. – New Congressional hearings today on crypto regulation will likely fail to adequately address the many risks that the industry posed to consumers, investors and financial markets by crypto assets and actors, according to advocates with Americans for Financial Reform and Demand Progress.
Washington, D.C. – The investigation into the crisis unleashed by the failure of Silicon Valley Bank must scrutinize Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s role in the lead-up to the crisis, according to a fact sheet released by Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund.
A new investigation released today reveals that the Carlyle Group (Carlyle), a private equity titan with $373 billion in assets under management, has been quietly scooping up fossil fuel assets over the past decade, in contravention of its stated climate goals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting today at 10 AM ET, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services will hold a markup and vote on several pieces of legislation, including a wide-ranging bill that would undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and support predatory lenders.
Regulators should move promptly following the repeal of Trump-era guidance that hamstrung the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to research, identify and designate potential new systemic risks, according to Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) proposed rule to codify several existing measures to ensure a fair and accessible housing finance system will require housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to collect and report information about mortgage applicants’ language preference, according to Americans for Financial Reform Language Access Task Force members.
A new stablecoins bill proposal being discussed today in Congress would fail to adequately address the many risks that the industry posed to consumers, investors and financial markets, according to Americans for Financial Reform, Demand Progress and a dozen consumer protection groups. The bill is a focus of today’s hearing held by the House Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion.
Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act will allow better enforcement of fair lending laws and help increase access to sustainable credit for small businesses and women- and minority-owned small businesses in particular.
Washington, D.C. – The banking regulation plan outlined by the White House today is an absolutely necessary response to the financial instability triggered by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on March 10. But only continuing action by the president, the regulators, and Congress can achieve the changes necessary for a more equitable and stable financial system.