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Fed Chair Yellen Hints at Possible December Rate Hike in Congressional Testimony


Interest rates nearly took center stage in this banking testimony as Chair Yellen noted that the domestic economy is “pretty strong” and the “gradual rise in rates should not derail the housing market. Employment is going up, income is going up, and If the labor market improves, inflation will move up. December sounds incrementally more likely, but hinges on jobs reports.”

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Bills Seeking Regulatory Relief for Main Street Are Receiving Bipartisan Support


“Throughout this Congress, we have seen examples and heard testimony about how regulatory impediments prohibit job creation, cause consolidation of community financial institutions, and decrease choices for consumers,” said Randy Neugebauer, Chairman of the Subcommittee. “Some of the proposals we have already considered have received bipartisan support.”

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CFPB Will Take a ‘Diagnostic’ Approach to Those Trying to Comply With TRID


Rep. Brad Sherman (D-California) questioned Cordray on the CFPB's much anticipated TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule, which is scheduled to go into effect on Saturday, October 3, and has left those in the mortgage industry scrambling to be compliant in time with that date despite a two-month postponement from the rule's original effective date of August 1.

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Fed Likely to Raise Rates By Year’s End If ‘Economy Evolves’ As Expected


In both hearings, Yellen addressed the subject of the much-anticipated federal funds range increase; Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee, she reiterated that more economic improvement, particularly in the labor market, is needed along with confidence that the objective of 2 percent inflation can be met over the medium term. She said the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would determine on a meeting-by-meeting basis if progress toward that goal is sufficient enough to raise the rates.

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