In Draft Plan, CFPB Rejects Request to Exempt Credit Unions from Loan Reporting Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would not exempt credit unions from the requirement to report lending to women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, and small businesses to the agency, according to an initial proposal being circulated by the bureau.

Credit union trade groups have sought a blanket exemption from the reporting required under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Coin Task Force Issues New Tools to Increase Coin Circulation

A Federal Reserve U.S. Coin Task Force has developed a toolkit for financial institutions and retailers in an effort to push more coins into circulation.

In forming the task force earlier this year, Fed officials said that with many retail businesses where coins are used closed due to the coronavirus crisis, the normal coin circulation network has been disrupted. They said that there is not a shortage of coins, adding that more than $40 billion in coins are in circulation, but many of them are not being used.

Key CFPB Staffer Joins ABA

Kirsten Sutton, chief of staff for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen Kraninger, has been named senior vice president and executive director of the American Bankers Association’s Card Policy Council.

The Card Policy Council handles legislative, regulatory and communications issues facing credit card issuers and payment card networks.

Senate GOP ‘Skinny’ Stimulus Bill Includes Liability Protection, New PPP Round

Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a “skinny” economic stimulus bill that calls for another round of Payroll Protection Program loans, a simplified loan forgiveness process and limited liability for businesses reopening during the coronavirus economic crisis.

The Senate is likely to vote on the bill later this week.  It is unlikely the measure has the votes to pass, but it could serve as the next step in the haggling over the next stimulus legislation.