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Racial Gap in Homeownership Could Expand Because of COVID

While the housing industry has been a bright spot during the pandemic-spurred economic crisis, many housing experts warn that the policies passed to fuel recovery could see a widening in the gap in homeownership between Black and white Americans.

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Banking Industry Calls for Extension of Cares Act Regulatory Relief

With the regulatory relief provided by the CARES Act set to expire at the end of this year, many banking industry professionals are calling for Congress to extend the relief into 2021.

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A View from Capitol Hill: Feat. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R, GA-11)

On Tuesday, September 8 the Structured Finance Coalition hosted a webinar with Representative Barry Loudermilk from Georgia’s 11th Congressional District.

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COVID Pandemic Exposes Stresses in CMBS Market

As the pandemic continues to loom over the country, financial analysts are becoming more concerned about the CMBS market. “I don’t think anyone foresaw the devastation that COVID would wreak on commercial real estate and the CMBS market,” says Wells Fargo analyst and SFA CMBS Committee Co-Chair Lea Overby

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COVID-19 Generates Interest in Stakeholder Capitalism as ESG Index Funds hit $250 Billion

One of the long-lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial services world has been the new interest generated in stakeholder capitalism and ESG investing. Last Wednesday, research firm Morningstar released a report highlighting that global ESG index funds have doubled over the past three years and that sustainable index funds within the US have quadrupled to around $250 billion or around 20% of all index funds.

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SFA Signs TDR-CECL Reform Joint Trades Letter

On July 29, SFA joined six trade groups including ACLI, AFSA, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Marketplace Lending Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors in signing a letter that was sent to House and Senate Leadership.

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COVID-19 Drives Sustainable Debt but Green Debt Fad

A new report from Moody’s Analytics highlights that one of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the growth of the sustainable debt market.

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Updated TALF Subscription and Closing Subscription Dates Released

The New York Fed published future subscription and closing dates for the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) following the extension of the program on July 28.

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President Trump Issues Executive Orders on Jobless Assistance, Payroll Taxes, Evictions and Student Loans

On Saturday, August 9, President Donald Trump signed one Executive Order and three Presidential Memorandums to provide additional resources to support American families and businesses impacted by the pandemic, as negotiations between Congress and the Trump Administration over a “Phase 4” COVID-19 relief package remain deadlocked.

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Labor Market Advances Forward Modestly

The headline unemployment rate dropped to 10.2% in July, a modest improvement from June’s rate of 11.1%. The total unemployment rate, which includes all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, dropped to 16.5% from 18% in June. Over 1.8 million jobs were added back to the economy.