HFSC Set for Consequential GSE-Reform Review

As noted last week, HFSC will on Wednesday convene a hearing with FHFA Director Thompson.  Although Republicans sought this session, the majority-staff memo ahead of the hearing unsurprisingly reflects Democratic views on matters such as the GSEs’ equitable-finance plans.

Comment Period Extended on Consequential Credit-Card Proposal

The Federal Register today provides a ten-day comment period extension for the CFPB’s ANPR on Credit Card Late Fees and Late Payments (see FSM Report CREDITCARD35). The former deadline was July 22; it is now August 1.

G20 Ministerial Dissolves Over Sanctions, Climate Risk

Reinforcing fears of global fragmentation, the G20 finance ministerial over the weekend was unable to agree on a joint communique even though these are historically anodyne pronouncements that mask considerable disagreement.

CFTC Presses for Commodity-Originator Climate-Risk Comments

The CFTC today extended the comment deadline for its climate-risk RFI from August 8 to October 7.  Chairman Rostin Behnam said the Commission did so to encourage feedback from farmers and other small entities critical to the Commission’s mission.