For many small businesses, whose owners spend on consumer credit cards and put up personal assets as collateral, the distinction between retail and business banking is blurry. Detra Miller, a veteran of M&T Bank’s retail side, noticed this when working with female and non-white entrepreneurs.
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After a long career as a commercial banker in St. Louis, more than a decade ago Alex Fennoy joined Midwest BankCentre. He helped transform the community bank into one that has won awards—including a 2019 ABA Foundation Community Commitment Award—for its responsiveness to local needs.
Homeownership, savings and holding down a job are three keys to financial well-being and moving out of generational poverty, so that’s what Southern Bancorp focuses on in its home Mississippi and Arkansas Delta region, one of the nation’s poorest.
October brings a new Supreme Court term, but October 2020 has not brought only a new term but also a new justice, the third new justice to join the high court in less than four years.
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Old National Bank’s Ben Joergens discusses his bank’s experience launching a Bank On-certified account.
For bank customers, what’s in (or isn’t in) a bank account can be a source of anxiety. By contrast, says Brian N. Ford, “our research shows that when you have a fully funded account and it’s in the right place, a tremendous amount of confidence will come into your life, regardless of if an emergency ever happens to you in the future.”
Commercial real estate has faced substantial headwinds from stay-at-home orders and changing consumer behavior, and in many cases CRE has not received the same level of support available to consumers and small businesses.
In recent years, high-profile class action settlements have been criticized for delivering little to no monetary relief to plaintiffs, instead, providing coupons, injunctive relief or “cy pres” relief in which the defendant makes charitable donations, while making large fee awards to attorneys.
With Cybersecurity Awareness Month coming up in October, ABA and banks nationwide are preparing to launch the largest consumer education campaign in ABA’s history: #BanksNeverAskThat.
Community and midsize banks aren’t one-size-fits-all, and neither are the strategies they can adopt for their core processing needs. Two community bank CIOs describe five strategies banks can pursue.