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.

Delaney-Carney-Himes Bill Is a Positive Step Forward

March 19, 2015

The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) commended the reintroduction of housing finance reform legislation by Reps. John Delaney, John Carney and Jim Himes today as a positive step toward protecting the American taxpayers and replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

FSR Urges Obama to Press Congress for Housing Finance Reform

January 8, 2015

Washington, DC— The President and Congress should make housing finance reform that winds down Fannie and Freddie a priority this Congress, said the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) following President Obama’s speech today on housing, including an announcement that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will lower its annual mortgage insurance premiums.

Potential Restrictions to Physical Commodity Activities Will Drive Up Prices for Consumers

April 17, 2014

“State laws already adequately regulate insurance companies, including commodities activities. The Federal Reserve does not need to burden the system by duplicating those safeguards,” said FSR VP and Senior Counsel of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Rich Foster. “Such duplicative regulations are unnecessary and they will not only slow business expansion but will also result in higher prices for common household goods.”