Lending and Leasing

FSR Advocates on behalf of members that provide consumer and small business loans and leases, mortgage lending and servicing, as well as members that invest in these assets.

Ex-Im Vote a Positive Step Forward

July 27, 2015

A procedural vote Sunday in the Senate to advance the renewal of the Ex-Im Bank charter with a strong bipartisan vote showed its broad support and is a positive step forward in keeping American businesses competitive said the Financial Service Roundtable (FSR).

CFPB Should Delay Implementation of Complicated Mortgage Disclosure Rule

June 24, 2015

FSR and its Housing Policy Council welcome the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to extend the implementation date of the TILA-RESPA mortgage disclosure rule to October 3. FSR and HPC believe the extended date is helpful, but the CFPB should have a formal “grace period” on enforcement of the new disclosures for the first several months to allow all participants in the home sale and mortgage closing process to adapt to the new forms and process.

FSR Statement on Ex-Im Vote

June 10, 2015

FSR released the following statement after a procedural vote in the Senate showed strong support for reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank.

FSR, BAFT Statement for the Record

June 2, 2015

BAFT and FSR submitted a statement for the record for a Senate Banking Committee hearing regarding perspectives on the Export-Import Bank reauthorization.

American Taxpayers Could Pay Another $157.3 Billion to Bail Out Fannie & Freddie

May 1, 2015

American taxpayers are still on the hook to pay as much as $157.3 billion to bailout Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if the two mortgage giants were to experience another severe collapse in an economic downturn according to results of stress tests that were released today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a clear indication that housing finance reform is still urgently needed.