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.

Letter Re: Proposed Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies & Practices of Entities, 2/6/14

February 6, 2014

The Financial Services Roundtable (“FSR”), the Consumer Bankers Association (“CBA”), the American Bankers Association (“ABA”) and the Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA”) are pleased to respond to the proposed joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 25, 2013 (the “Proposed Standards”) by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Pawlenty/Dalton Letter to Sens. Johnson & Crapo re: Housing Finance Reform, 2-4-14

February 4, 2014

The Financial Services Roundtable and its Housing Policy Council support action on legislation to reform the housing finance market. We encourage you to continue your very positive efforts to produce bipartisan legislation for the Senate Banking Committee to consider as soon as possible. As you have indicated, this effort can build off the bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Corker and Warner, S. 1217, Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act.

FSR Statement on State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014

“It is encouraging the President called for action on the critical issue of housing finance reform,” said Tim Pawlenty, CEO of FSR. “Reforming Fannie and Freddie so that taxpayers are no longer on the hook is critical and the time to act is now.”