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CBA: In Business to Help its Members Succeed

The California Bankers Association is in business to help its member banks – regardless of their size or specialization – to succeed in California’s dynamic marketplace.

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The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Banking Industry Intelligence Report
Report provides an overview of the banking sector, current interest rate environment and expected Federal Reserve action

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA), one of the largest state banking trade associations, and Beacon Economics have released a fifth California banking report that examines important issues currently affecting California’s banks and the overall economy. The report is authored by Chris Thornberg, Ph.D., founding partner, and Jordan Levine, economist and director of economic research, at Beacon Economics.

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Brown signs bill to extend loan modification tax relief to borrowers

CBA President and CEO Rod Brown on the importance of this bill to homeowners who received loan modifications in 2013.

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Governor Brown Signs into Law California Bankers Association Sponsored Legislation Providing Important Tax Relief to Homeowners with Forgiven Mortgage Debt

SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) released the following statement regarding the signing of Assembly Bill 1393 (Perea), which extends important tax relief to borrowers, who as a result of this legislation, will not be required to report as income the amount of debt forgiven by a lender due to a principal reduction resulting from a loan modification. The measure applies to debt forgiven from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013, and was signed into law today by Governor Brown.

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L.A. Foreclosure Registry Struggles to Keep Track of Vacant Homes

VP of Communications Beth Mills discusses foreclosure registries that are aimed at keeping tabs of vacant foreclosed properties.

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Rick Sanborn Named New Chairman of the California Bankers Association

SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) today announced that Rick Sanborn, President and CEO of Seacoast Commerce Bank, will serve as the 2014-2015 chairman of the board of directors for California’s largest banking trade association. Sanborn, a 24-year veteran of the financial services industry, also serves as a director of the bank.

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Banks are Warned About ATM Hacks

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown discusses the increased attention banks are paying to cyberattacks and cybersecurity.

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Rod Brown Opinion Editorial on Data Security

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown discusses the shared responsibility of protecting consumer information in the San Jose Mercury News.

Legislation & Advocacy

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Legislation & Advocacy

As the largest banking trade association in California, CBA is the voice of the industry when it comes to legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy. Our efforts strive to ensure a free and competitive market among financial service providers, a level playing field with our competitors, and promote financial education that empowers consumers to exercise real choice.

Legislative Action Alert!

Take Action: Your Help Needed on Three Regulatory Relief Bills Before Congress

The California Bankers Association is urging bankers to write to their members of Congress and urge them to support three regulatory relief bills that recently passed the House Financial Services Committee: H.R. 2673, H.R. 4521 and H.R. 4466.

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Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA)
Your feedback is needed to help inform the regulators

The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA) requires that regulations prescribed by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System be reviewed by the agencies at least once every 10 years.

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