Category Archives: Statements and Press Releases

News Release: Fed Report Underscores Need for Regulatory Policy Shift and Further Inquiry

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.

News Release: Federal Housing Finance Agency to Codify Collection of Mortgage Applicants’ Language Preference

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.

News Release: Consumer Advocacy Groups Oppose Weak Stablecoin Bill

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. 

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News Release: CFPB Finalizes Important Rule for Fair Small Business Lending

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.