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SFA’s CEO Michael Bright Featured on WGN-AM Radio

Michael Bright, CEO, Structured Finance Association, joins John to preview tomorrow’s job report, and why it wouldn’t be bad if the unemployment rate ticked up a little bit. W

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Auto ABS Sees Unexpected Shift in Funding Costs

As Auto Finance News noted on July 29, the cost of funds in Auto ABS should be increasing, with the increasing risk of a recession, and had been through prior weeks.

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Banks See Opportunity to Attract New Customers in the Face of Adversity

Undaunted by inflation and recession risk, credit-card issuers have allocated more funds to marketing and promotional expenses, have attracted new customers and are hoping to see increases in account balances.

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New Bipartisan Congressional Caucus Increases Support for CDFIs and MDIs

On August 1, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Mike Crapo (R-D) announced the formation of a bipartisan Congressional caucus aimed at supporting Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), which have been receiving growing attention and significant increases in funding from the Biden Administration in the last two years.

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Members of Congress Submit Bipartisan Letter on SEC Rule 15c2-11

In late July twenty members of Congress submitted a bipartisan letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its enforcement of Rule 15c2-11 and the negative implications for 144A debt offerings.

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Aviation ABS: Heading in a New Direction with a New Player

Voyager Aviation, an aircraft management and leasing firm based in Dublin, has announced its intention to venture into ABS with an initial offering of $600 to $750 million in 2023.

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HFSC Delays Legislation Vote on Stablecoins

This past week, the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) scratched plans to hold a vote on legislation that would have imposed federal regulations on the cryptocurrency sector, specifically stablecoins, making it the first of its kind.

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Student Loan Servicers Instructed to Hold off on Billing Statements

The Wall Street Journal reports that student loan servicers contracted by the federal government were instructed to hold off on sending billing notices, prompting speculation that President Biden is considering extending the loan payment moratorium past the August 31 deadline.

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June Report Shows First Housing Market Inventory Increase in Three Years

As the overheated housing market demand cools off amid rapid interest rate and price increases, the June report from Redfin came in with a 2% increase in the quantity of homes on the market nationwide. This is the only month to show an increase in inventory since July 2019.

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SFA’s CEO, Michael Bright, Appears on Newsy

SFA's CEO, Michael Bright, joined Newsy on July 28 to talk about inflation, GDP, the Fed, and how consumers and markets are responding to it all.

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