Bankers today require a broader understanding of technology issues, especially cybersecurity, while also needing deep grounding in core leadership principles, says former bank executive and current business school teacher Greg Smith on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
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With the London Interbank Offered Rate — which underpins more than $350 trillion in mortgages, commercial loans, bonds and derivatives worldwide, including $200 trillion in U.S. dollar-denominated financial instruments — not guaranteed to be sustained after 2021, what should banks be doing now to prepare for a transition away from the widely used benchmark?
The U.S. economic outlook, while positive, is a tale of two stories, says Comerica Bank Chief Economist Robert Dye on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
Charlie Schmalz talks about policy issues facing community banks in 2019, the persistence of the mutual banking model, community bank technology plays — and the best place to get Wisconsin cheese curds.
“Innovation doesn’t have to be in technology,” says Julieann Thurlow. “Innovation can be rethinking about a problem and really thinking about what consumers want and where the need is.”
Key regulatory changes and business trends will drive bank mergers and acquisitions in 2019, two top bank deal lawyers say on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
In this episode, employment law attorney Steve Greene and ABA senior counsel Jonathan Thessin discuss operational and compliance considerations that banks may want to consider before offering or expanding telework options.
Small cities, small towns and rural areas are facing a variety of structural headwinds, from demographic declines to globalization to the digital transformation of the economy. But locally owned community banks remain a strong countervailing force to help these communities navigate the transition.
The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast features interviews with the winners of ABA’s 2018 Community Commitment Awards.
With less than a week before comments are due on the OCC’s August advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the Community Reinvestment Act, ABA VP Krista Shonk follows up an earlier podcast interview with tips on how to complete a comment letter and key points ABA will be making in its own letter.