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Automobile Associations File Suit Against FTC on Recently Finalized CARS Rule

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) alongside the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) has filed a federal legal challenge against the FTC’s rule to combat auto retail scams (CARS Rule).

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Fannie Mae Expands Alternatives to Title Insurance

In a move that is intended to lower borrowing costs for homeowners, Fannie Mae plans to expand the acceptance of attorney-opinion letters as an alternative to title insurance.

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HFSC Members Send Letter to Prudential Regulators, Highlight Concerns on Securitization

On January 16, 15 bipartisan Members of Congress submitted a letter to U.S. bank regulators raising concerns over plans to boost lenders' capital requirements to comply with Basel Endgame III.

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SEC Official X Account Briefly Compromised

On January 9, The SEC’s official X account was compromised, during which the account falsely announced the approval of an ETF tied to Bitcoin pricing.

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CFPB Expected to Finalize Certain Bank Regulations in January

The CFPB is expected to finalize rules on overdraft fees, insufficient funds and credit card late fees later this month.

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Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Steady, Signals Possible Cuts in 2024

On December 13, the Federal Reserve Board voted to keep the federal funds rate in the range of 5.25% and 5.5%, a 22-year high.

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CEOs of the Largest Banks Testify before Senate Banking

On December 6, the CEOs of eight of the largest U.S. banks testified before the Senate Banking Committee.

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FHFA: GSE Conforming Loan Limit Increase to $766,550

On November 28, the FHFA announced the 2024 conforming loan limit values for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs).

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CFPB Director Chopra Delivers Semi-Annual Report to Congress

On November 28, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Rohit Chopra testified in a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee followed by the Senate Banking Committee on November 29. The hearing took a comprehensive look at recent rulemakings by the CFPB with Republicans expressing deep concern and a belief they will limit consumer choice and access to credit.

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FHFA Releases 2024 Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps for the GSEs

On November 14, under the direction of the FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) each announced a $70 billion cap for multifamily loan purchases in 2024.

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