Bipartisan Cash-Acceptance Bill Reintroduced
The chairman of Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committee member Menendez (D-NJ) yesterday reintroduced bipartisan legislation (S. 1984) along with Rep. Payne (D-NJ) (H.R. 4128) to require retail businesses to accept cash for in-person transactions.
CFPB Renews Mortgage-Servicing Rewrite
Senate Democrats Focus On P2P Consumer Protection
Reflecting recent CFPB concerns and a consumer warning, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Brown (D-OH) along with Sens. Reed (D-RI), Warren (D-MA), and Menendez (D-NJ) today sent letters to the CEOs of PayPal and Cash App requesting consumer-fraud and scam data as well as steps the companies are taking to protect consumers.
IMF Sees Regional-Bank Risk, Urges Fast Action
The IMF’s financial-stability report for the United States today details recent macroeconomic-, fiscal-, monetary-, and financial-policy developments, with the Fund’s executive directors (including that of the U.S.) emphasizing in response the need to prioritize inflation-fighting over fiscal tightening.
FHFA Housing Equity Session Provides Little Insight
We had intended to listen through today’s FHFA equitable finance listening session, but its opening indicated that it will not address the pending regulatory rewrite.