In an environment of hiring challenges, cost inflation, supply chain woes and post-pandemic recovery, small business owners are busier than ever. “Sometimes small business owners don’t even have time to spend with their families,” says KeyBank SVP Kristyn Squires. “So when we spend time with them, it needs to be compelling.”
Browsing: ABA Banking Journal Podcast
In a special bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, ABA’s Rob Morgan digs into the association’s comments on the Federal Reserve’s discussion paper on central bank digital currencies.
From Butch Cassidy to Bonnie and Clyde, bank robbers have always had a pop culture mystique. But bank robberies are no Hollywood storyline for bank employees and customers, whose safety and even lives are put at risk when a robber holds up a bank branch. In Indiana in the 1920s, bankers took the protection of their banks into their own hands.
Public comments for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s sweeping climate risk disclosure proposal are due on June 17, with major implications for banks and their clients. ABA’s Mike Gullette and Joe Pigg dig into the details.
After 22 years at ABA, the association’s top lobbyist James Ballentine will soon retire. In this special episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Ballentine reflects on lessons learned during his career in Washington and shares tips both on effective banking advocacy and on promoting diversity and inclusion in banking.
It’s National Financial Literacy Month, but on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, the Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Hennessey digs into the literacy that undergirds financial literacy: the basics of economic decision-making, from prices and markets to preferences and specialization.
Often described as “charitable savings accounts” or “charitable checkbooks,” donor-advised funds are one of the fastest-growing charitable vehicles. Evan Sparks talks about how banks of all sizes are building DAFs into their wealth management strategies.
While many larger banks have created “chief diversity officer” roles over the past several years, that role has been more of a rarity at smaller banks. Until now.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, western governments have imposed unprecedented financial sanctions on individuals, businesses, banks and governments in Russia, Belarus and Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine.
At a community bank with limited staff and resources, tech transformation is all about setting priorities.