The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast continues a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of ABA’s 2019 Community Commitment Awards. These stories present the perfect inspiration as we prepare for the season of thanks and giving.
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Nearly 15% of Americans—more than 34 million people—are serving as caregivers for adults over 50. In November, recognized as National Family Caregiver Month, the ABA Banking Journal Podcast examines how banks can support caregivers in their mission while protecting the privacy and safety of the bank customers receiving care.
Washington Federal — a $16.4 billion regional institution based in Seattle — had a problem: many in the general public didn’t realize exactly what it did.
Conduct issues have driven some of the most significant enforcement actions, including those affecting the reputation of the industry, both in the United States and around the world. As regulators and bankers take a close look at conduct risk, the ABA Banking Journal Podcast welcomes the global head of conduct risk at Credit Suisse.
According to a recent survey of community bankers, cybersecurity was the highest-rated risk concern, with over 96% of community bank CEOs reporting that they considered it an important or very important risk factor for their bank.
How can community banks make wealth management a profitable part of their strategy? At Canandaigua National Bank and Trust in New York, 45% of non-interest income—and 15% of the bank’s total revenue—comes from wealth management, says EVP Sam Guerreri.
Next week, the House is expected to vote on two ABA-backed, bipartisan bills to modernize the anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act regime. The House vote continues what has been a busy fall on BSA reforms.
“Our customers are our most valuable asset,” says Dan Robb, president and CEO of Jonesburg State Bank. “When we see them having trouble getting credit because of regulations that have been put into place, we have to voice that to Congress.”
“There are so many ways we can bring banking to people,” says Ryan James, president and CEO of Surety Bank in Deland, Fla. “Community is not bound by geography. I look at community as shared interest.”
On Sept. 25, the House passed a landmark cannabis bill: the ABA-backed SAFE Banking Act, which would provide clarity to financial institutions seeking to serve legitimate marijuana businesses.