It’s our job to see that elected officials understand the important role banks play in the economy—and in the day-to-day lives of their customers.
Missouri banker Dan Robb’s journey from maintenance man to industry advocate.
ABA’s advocacy successes in recent years are laying the groundwork for a return to bipartisanship on banking issues.
Whether it’s buying a mortgage division in 2009 or building a diversified product set in an age of nichification, community bank CEO Luanne Cundiff zigs when pundits say to zag.
Outgoing ABA Chairman Jeff Szyperski issued a rallying call to bankers to “get [their]whole organization involved” in grassroots advocacy.
“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.”
As the 2020 election cycle gears up, an article today in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) highlighted ABA’s political engagement efforts, including the association’s plans to spend more than $10 million in support of pro-banking congressional candidates from both parties.
As urban areas across the country grow and change, community development financial institutions like Metro Bank in Louisville, Ky., are meeting the unique needs of these evolving neighborhoods.
given the fierce competition to attract and retain bank customers, what do you do to differentiate yourself? Positioning yourself as a customer advocate is one important way. You can say you have your customers’ best interests at heart, but what can you do to put teeth into that claim?
Tune in for Maxine Waters on cannabis banking and housing finance reform; Mike Crapo on housing finance reform and data security; Kevin Hassett on his 3% economic growth projection for 2019; and three Federal Reserve presidents on the role bankers play in Fed governance.