Banks want more certainty and easier exams, but points of consensus emerge.
The organizations urged the government to build upon CRA’s successes and to strengthen it, not weaken it.
Listen to this discussion hosted by NCRC’s Senior Civil Rights Investigator Rose Ramirez, featuring Community Reinvestment Act Manager Kevin Hill and Senior Community Reinvestment Act Advisor Josh Silver on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding CRA and what it means to communities throughout the country.
A group of 487 civil rights, fair lending, community, and consumer rights organizations today submitted to bank regulators a set of recommendations for strengthening the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a law designed to stop discrimination in mortgage and small business lending.
“Otting is the new sheriff, and in assuming that responsibility we hope that working class Americans will still be fairly served by banks and able to access financial opportunity,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.
Washington, DC – Today, 90 community, consumer, and civil rights groups sent a letter led by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) outlining the preferred path for regulation of financial technology companies (fintechs), such as online marketplace lenders, if they are granted charters by the regulator. The groups propose […]
Washington, DC – Today, in response to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) conditional approval of the merger between OneWest Bank and CIT Bank, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “It is a positive sign that the regulator held public hearings on this […]
Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the adoption of a final credit risk retention rule by federal regulators, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We are pleased that regulators have aligned the definition of a Qualified Residential Mortgage with the definition of a Qualified Mortgage, and that the final rule […]