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AmBA Urges CFPB to Provide Guidance on Last-Minute Holiday’s Effects on Mortgage Closing (6/18/2021) 
Despite urgent requests from AmBA and others, the CFPB has thus far indicated that it has no plans to issue guidance on how the newly enacted Juneteenth holiday—being observed.
 
FDIC Proposes to Align Real Estate Lending Standards with CBLR (6/16/2021) 
The FDIC proposed changes to its guidelines for real estate lending policies in order to align standards with the community bank leverage ratio.
 
FDIC Votes Not to Raise Assessments (6/16/2021) 
The FDIC board voted not to raise deposit insurance assessments on banks in order to recapitalize its insurance fund.
 
Trade Groups Caution Lawmakers on Enhanced Reporting Requirements for Banks (6/10/2021) 
ABA and 10 other financial trade associations cautioned lawmakers about creating new reporting requirements for banks.
 
Bank Economists Forecast Significant Growth, Return to Full Employment (6/4/2021) 
The nation’s top economists forecast that the economy will grow a robust 7.2% in 2021, before easing to a 3.1% growth rate in 2022.
 
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