In a joint letter, AFR and allied organizations challenge FHFA plan to charge higher guarantee fees in states with strong consumer protection laws.
AFR urges regulators to strengthen their original proposal and not to be swayed by exaggerated industry concerns about market liquidity.
In a joint letter, AFR urges the SEC and CFTC not to exempt this common type of financial guarantee, which closely resembles a swap, from new derivatives rules.
In an Oct. 23 letter, AFR urged the Securities and Exchange Commission not to to approve the organization and marketing of a commodity Exchange Traded Fund based on the storage of physical copper. Allowing speculators to hoard this vital industrial metal would damage the economy and set a dangerous precedent, the letter warned.
AFR commented on a set of banking agency proposals for implementing the initial Basel III rules for U.S. banks. These rules cover the definition of capital, base levels of capital for all banks, risk weighting, and exposure measurement. Upcoming rules will address capital charges for
In an Oct. 9th letter to the CFPB, AFR criticized the bureau’s proposed rule for mortgage servicers, especially a provision allowing servicers to take a “dual-track” approach – considering a loan modification and pursuing foreclosure at the same time. The letter, co-signed by the NAACP,
AFR joined more than 35 organizations in signing onto a comment letter regarding the CFPB’s servicing standards proposal.
AFR submitted a comment letter to the CFPB regarding their servicing standards proposal.
In a joint comment letter submitted today to the Securities and Exchange Commission, AFR and AFL-CIO expressed strong opposition to the agency’s proposed rule lifting the ban on general solicitation and advertising in private offerings. The groups called on the SEC to withdraw the rule proposal and issue a new rule incorporating reasonable safeguards to protect investors and promote market integrity.
AFR submitted a comment letter opposing the CFTC’s overly broad exemption for derivatives traded between bank affiliates.