Two pieces of news provide a flicker of hope amid the doom and gloom.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- The Financial Services Roundtable issued the following news release:
The Financial Services Roundtable today announced its 2013 legislative and regulatory priorities, approved by its Board of Directors.
"The Roundtable and its member companies are committed to public policies that promote safe and sound practices that benefit our customers and our communities," said Scott Talbott, SVP of Public Policy for the Roundtable. "With the election of a new President and Congress, 2013 promises to be an active year for the financial services industry. Our focus of refining the Dodd-Frank Act will continue as the sole priority for the regulatory team, and we will actively seek legislative changes to a host issues, all under the lens of uniform national standards and core Roundtable principles."
Legislative Priorities for 2013:
Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) Legislative Implementation
Data Security & Privacy
Credit/Debit Cards and Interchange
Corporate Tax Reform
Housing & GSE Reform
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Regulatory Priority for 2013:
Implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act
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