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Battle over government-run bank roils D.C.

July 17, 2014

Francis Creighton, FSR’s VP of Government Affairs, argues for Ex-Im Bank reauthorization, saying that fewer loans would be made absent government guarantees, costing U.S. companies sales and profits.

Money & Politics: New Rules

July 17, 2014

On today’s installment, Larry Kudlow and Tim Pawlenty discuss new rules to govern the Fed, big fines for big banks, the latest happenings on Wall Street, and reaction to the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines jet over Ukraine.

Cyberattack Questions Emerging In TRIA Reauthorization Bill Debate

July 15, 2014

House, Senate prepare to take up bills that would reauthorize Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), without any new provisions to resolve cyberterrorism concerns, which has the potential to result in losses from interruption of business, service might not be covered.

Q+A with Tim Pawlenty on Morning Consult

July 14, 2014

Morning Consult’s Timothy R. Homan sat down with Tim Pawlenty last week to talk about what changes he sees on the horizon for financial regulations, what it will take for Congress to pass serious housing reform, and whether the former presidential candidate would consider another run at public office.

Senate Moves Forward on Cyber Threat Bill

July 9, 2014

Senate is advancing legislation that would let companies and the U.S. government share information about hacking threats, even as privacy advocates say the plan could enable the National Security Agency to sweep up information about innocent Americans.

Mind the gap in trade finance if U.S. export lender closes

July 7, 2014

Francis Creighton, head of government affairs for the Financial Services Roundtable, which represents many of the largest U.S. financial firms, said high lending risk meant many banks shied away from countries with poor governance.

BITS Participates in Ally Bank TweetChat

June 26, 2014

On June 24, the Financial Services Roundtable participated in a TweetChat with Ally Bank using the hashtag #AllyBrChat to discuss online security and what important actions people can take to help protect their identity and digital assets by fortifying their online security.