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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NCRC Applauds Passage of Community Development Amendment Act in Washington, DC

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) applauded the Washington, DC City Council’s passage of a responsible banking ordinance, which will require banks bidding on municipal deposits and investments to submit community development plans describing the loans, investments, and bank services they would provide to minority and modest-income neighborhoods. “We applaud the […]

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NCRC Releases Report on the Need for Age-Friendly Banking

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a new report entitled “A New Dawn: Age-Friendly Banking.” The paper provides an overview of the current economic vulnerability of older adults and proposes a core set of age-friendly banking principles. “In what is becoming an increasingly challenging economic environment for older adults, it […]

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A New Dawn: Age-Friendly Banking

Washington, DC –  Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a new report entitled “A New Dawn: Age-Friendly Banking.” The paper provides an overview of the current economic vulnerability of older adults and proposes a core set of age-friendly banking principles. To read the report, click here. National Neighbors Silver is a multi-year campaign […]

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NCRC Applauds Nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chair

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) applauded the nomination of Federal Reserve Board Governor Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve Board. NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “Janet Yellen is an excellent regulator who is responsive to the needs of consumers. She has been a champion for […]

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NCRC Releases Analysis of Bank Account Complaints

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition released an analysis of bank account complaints from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Complaint Database. This analysis reveals that predominantly minority communities were more likely to submit complaints about poor service related to bank accounts than predominantly white communities. For example, predominantly African-American zip […]

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NCRC Applauds Passage of Local Responsible Banking Ordinance in Minneapolis

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the Minneapolis City Council’s passage of a local responsible banking ordinance, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We applaud the passage of a local responsible banking ordinance in Minneapolis. We congratulate NCRC member organizations Jewish Community Action and Northside Community […]

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NCRC Applauds CFPB Announcement on Regulation of Auto Lenders Under ECOA

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement that it will regulate indirect auto lenders under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). Indirect auto lending is auto lending provided through dealerships from third party lenders. NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: […]

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