Washington Watch

ICBA outlines housing finance reform principles By Ron Haynie While Washington and much of the rest of the nation has been preoccupied with questions over the federal budget and debt ceiling, policymakers have nevertheless continued to move ahead on fundamental reforms to the housing finance system. With the House and Senate separately advancing vastly different […]

Meeting Current Needs

ICBA MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS | Product and Service Programs ICBA’s product and service programs work overtime to help community banks generate new revenue and deal with regulations By Katie Kuehner-Hebert With net interest margins as tight as can be, community banks more than ever have to find alternative products and services to boost not only interest […]

At Your Service

Covering the CFPB’s new mortgage servicing standards The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released final rules establishing new national mortgage servicing standards. Taking effect in January 2014, the rules amend the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X). Here, Ron Haynie, ICBA’s senior vice president, mortgage finance policy, […]