Today’s Senate Finance hearing provided interesting statistics on two important facts: 1) Americans that are saving for retirement aren’t saving nearly enough and 2) Knowing how much to save can be confusing, so some just don’t get started.
(The Financial Brand) - The .com world has become overcrowded, making it difficult for financial institutions to stand out. But thousands of new domains — including .bank and .creditunion — are making their way to the internet. The new domains open up much needed real estate on the web, providing new marketing and branding opportunities.
FSR sent 2 letters to Capitol Hill today, urging House leadership and members of Congress to vote for Barr-Miller bill headed to the House floor today that would codify flexibility for the Federal Reserve in regulating capital standards for insurance companies and other critical technical corrections to the Dodd Frank Act which have broad, bipartisan support.
Sandy Kennedy, president of RILA, writes about the importance of collaboration in creating the most effective individual cyberdefense program.
At the Forefront of Technology and Finance
BITS, the technology policy division of FSR, addresses newly emerging technology and operational opportunities for the financial services industry. It has the expertise to help FSR’s members manage risk particularly in cybersecurity, fraud reduction and critical infrastructure protection. BITS helps shape public policy coming out of Washington and helps companies understand and stay ahead of the latest public policy issues. Because of its diverse membership, it facilitates collaboration to improve the e-commerce environment for member companies in ways that nobody else can.Read more
Advocating for Strength in the Housing Market
The Housing Policy Council is a division of FSR that advocates for the mortgage and housing marketplace interests of member companies in legislative, regulatory, and judicial arenas. HPC’s goal is to communicate the benefits of a fully competitive and integrated housing market to the American public. We work with regulators to represent our members’ interests in mortgage finance and housing issues to ensure the housing market continues to thrive and lending remains strong.Read more