Senate plan helps banks, not the economy

Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) released the text of bipartisan “Economic Growth” legislation, which rolls back valuable fair lending requirements and protections from the dangerous banking practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis.

“This legislation will grow economic inequality rather than our economy, as its name suggests” said John Taylor, President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. “In the midst of several financial scandals, politicians on both sides of the aisle have again proven that their allegiances to Wall Street far surpass their promises to Main Street.”

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House passes $5.5 trillion tax reform bill

“I am especially concerned by the new limitations placed on the housing sector in this tax reform, which will make it more difficult to expand our supply of affordable housing in the midst of a housing crisis. If the Senate cannot stop this terrible legislation, then they need to find another job,” said John Taylor, NCRC’s President and CEO.

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Director Cordray leaving the CFPB

“We must all hope now, that Congress and the President appoint somebody equal to or even better than Director Cordray. They must choose an appointee with a proven track record of commitment to protecting the interests of the people, not the industry. For the CFPB to have anybody lesser, would undermine both the spirit and intention of this agency” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.

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Iberiabank and NCRC celebrate $6.72 billion commitment to community development

IBERIABANK announced today a community benefits plan with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and its community-based members and partners across the southeastern region of the United States.

“IBERIABANK has been actively engaged in meaningful conversations with our members to ensure that they are well positioned to meet the needs of underserved communities. This community benefits commitment is the gold standard and raises the bar for all banks on what constitutes a forward thinking community commitment,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “We very much appreciate the strong collaboration demonstrated by IBERIABANK’s executive leadership.”

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Billions at risk in proposals to weaken the Community Reinvestment Act

Washington, DC – A new study released today by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) found that banking industry proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) would allow midsize banks to circumvent federal requirements to lend and invest in low and moderate income neighborhoods.These proposed changes would endanger billions in affordable housing and community development investment.

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