Today, a broad coalition of financial services and consumer organizations expressed support for new legislation to close the industrial loan company (ILC) charter loophole, the “Close the Shadow Banking Loophole Act.” The legislation, introduced by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), prohibits shadow banks and nonbank commercial entities from taking advantage of legal loopholes. These loopholes allow these companies to control a full-service FDIC-insured depository institution without being subject to the comprehensive set of rules designed to keep the financial system safe.
AFR joined a joint coalition made up of consumer advocates and bank trade groups on this letter to Congress to express our support of the Close the Shadow Banking Loophole Act recently introduced by Senators Brown, Casey, and Van Hollen. This bill will close the Industrial Loan Company charter loophole that allows Big Tech and other large commercial firms from owning a bank without adequate oversight.
AFREF joined the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients) and the Center for Responsible Lending in sending a letter to the FDIC saying that Ford Motor Company should be denied deposit insurance for its proposed new Ford Credit industrial loan company (ILC) charter.
AFR joined a broad coalition of bank and credit union associations and consumer organizations in submitting a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services urging passage of the Close the ILC Loophole Act, introduced by Representatives Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Lance Gooden (R-TX).