The combination of tax reform, expectations of regulatory relief and healthy household balance sheets is likely to extend the current U.S. economic expansion through 2019, setting a new postwar record, says Ellen Zentner — chief U.S. economist for Morgan Stanley — in the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
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Aside from the recent bitcoin mania that is seeing a wave of “initial coin offerings” and goosing the stock value of companies that announce virtual currency plays, the underlying technology — known as blockchain, or distributed ledger technology — has attracted significant interest from financial institutions and investors.
Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a banker on the Last Frontier? On the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, co-hosts Evan Sparks and Shaun Kern interview Michael Martin, EVP, COO and general counsel of Northrim Bank, a community bank based in Anchorage, Alaska, with branches across the far-flung 49th state.
On the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, career banker and leadership coach Ditu Kasuyi joins Sara Reid, leader of ABA’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, plus co-hosts Evan Sparks and Shaun Kern to discuss why — and how — banks can enhance the diversity of their workforces.
In this special bonus episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, Evan Sparks and Shaun Kern interview ABA Chief Operating Officer Jeff Owen, who retires from the association on Dec. 31, 2017 after 45 years with the association.
In the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, taped before a live audience at the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, Evan Sparks interviews former law enforcement official and community bank BSA officer Ryan Rasske about trends in anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and fraud issues — particularly the growing confluence of these programs within banks.
On the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, Jeffrey Ball — president and CEO of Friendly Hills Bank, Whittier, Calif. — discussed several emerging issues in public policy — including banks’ role in financial innovation and protecting consumers, as well as the increasingly urgent need to address banking marijuana-related businesses.
After a period in which people banking industry experience were not often considered for federal regulatory or oversight roles, banking industry talent is coming back into top government roles, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols says on the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast.
On the latest issue of the Newsbytes Podcast, guests Brittany Kleinpaste and Monica C. Meinert discuss the ongoing macro-trend of bank consolidation — why it’s happening, how it’s accelerated over the past decade and what strategies banks are employing to determine their own destiny.