AFREF and CRL led a letter calling for the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to reject a proposed merger between TD Bank and First Horizon Bank.
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 Urging the FDIC to Stop Permitting its Supervised Institutions to Front for Predatory Lenders Evading State Interest Rate Limits
AFREF and 14 allies sent a letter urging the FDIC to stop permitting its supervised institutions to front for predatory lenders evading state interest rate limits.
AFREF joined a letter opposing the online lender Figure Bank’s application for a charter.
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF) applauds the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for seeking comment on this strong first draft of principles to guide large banks on how to manage the risk that climate change poses to their safety and soundness.
AFR, joined by 14 other civil rights, social and racial justice, and immigrant organizations, sent a letter to Congress in support of President Biden’s nomination of Professor Saule Omarova to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
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“The administration settled on a smart person with a background in the banking industry and in government as well as path-breaking scholarship on financial regulation,” said Carter Dougherty, a spokesperson for Americans for Financial Reform. “In less polarized times, somebody appointed by a Democratic president who worked for a previous Republican administration and for a Wall Street firm would be the kind of candidate everyone can agree on. But we’re at a moment where a candidate acceptable to Wall Street is a candidate that does the bidding of Wall Street. And that’s not acceptable to the public interest.”
Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu announced that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) plans to develop climate risk supervisory expectations for large banks and issue guidance for comment by the end of the year. Over the past year, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and partners have urged the OCC and other banking regulators to take this important initial step immediately. We applaud Acting Comptroller Hsu for his leadership on this issue and we urge the other regulators to follow suit and issue guidance by the end of the year.
AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of the nomination of Professor Saule Omarova to serve as the next Comptroller of the Currency.
News Release: AFR Applauds Passage of Congressional Review Act Resolution Overturning Trump-Era Rule Enabling Nationwide Predatory Lending
“This vote ends the Trump administration’s enabling of predatory lending in blatant violation of state consumer protection laws,” Jun added.