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.
Washington, D.C. – The investigation into the crisis unleashed by the failure of Silicon Valley Bank must scrutinize Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s role in the lead-up to the crisis, according to a fact sheet released by Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund.
Letters to Regulators: Federal Reserve Must Finalize Climate Guidance for Banks with Strong Fair Lending Protections
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF) submitted letters to the Federal Reserve Board on its recent climate guidance for large banks. A coalition letter signed by 24 organizations urged the Fed to include enhanced safeguards and monitoring around fair lending violations, racial and economic
The Federal Reserve should move quickly to reverse Trump-era deregulatory measures, complete rules required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, and tackle challenges to improve fairness and equity in the financial system, according to Renita Marcellin, senior policy analyst at Americans for Financial Reform.
AFREF sent a roadmap for action to the Federal Reserve.
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF) and partners submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on their proposed revision to the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment
Letters to Regulators: Letter in Response to the Federal Reserve’s RFI on a Central Bank Digital Currency
AFREF and Demand Progress submitted a letter in response to the Federal Reserve’s Request for Information on a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). In the submission, we urge the Fed to consider privacy and fraud protection, and also point to other alternatives to CBDC the Fed could pursue to promote broader financial inclusion.
With the confirmation of Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, we should take a moment to celebrate the historic moment. Lisa Cook will join the board as the first Black woman governor. Philip Jefferson will soon become only the fourth Black man to serve on the board. With Lael Brainard as Vice Chair, the Fed Board, long a preserve of white men, is starting to look more like the country as a whole.
Letters to Regulators: Comments to the Federal Reserve on Firms’ Eligibility to Gain Access to Privileged Fed Reserve Accounts and Services
AFREF sent a comment letter to the Federal Reserve on firms’ eligibility to gain access to privileged Fed Reserve accounts and services.
News Release: Unions, Civil Rights, Financial and Environmental Justice Groups Back President Biden’s Slate of Federal Reserve Nominees
In a letter addressed to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, a coalition of 97 unions, civil rights, financial, and environmental groups declared their support for Dr. Lisa Cook, Dr. Philip Jefferson, and Sarah Bloom Raskin, all nominated by President Joe Biden to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.