As banks across the country mark American Housing Month in June, the ABA Banking Journal Podcast sat down with Michael Petrie, who leads the $4 billion Merchants Bancorp in Carmel, Ind. — one of the nation’s largest affordable housing lenders.
Browsing: Bank community engagement
Through a TV news partnership, one state bankers association is raising public awareness about what banks do, the safety they provide and the support they give their communities.
In observance of American Housing Month in June, the ABA Foundation today released an infographic that examines affordable housing challenges consumers face and highlights how the nation’s banks are working to ease the burden on consumers.
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Minnesota community bank CEO Bryan Bruns talks about what community banking looks like in his market, his bank’s recent anniversary and his role as a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Banker Advisory Board.
First Financial Bank takes elder fraud seriously. The $7.8 billion bank with locations across Texas has stopped $7.5 million in elder fraud, including $2.3 million in 2018 alone.
Bank investments in housing and broader community development can lead to improved health outcomes in communities.
The ABA Foundation invites entries for the 2019 Community Commitment Awards, which recognize and promote the essential role banks play in their communities.
With consumer losses from phishing scams in 2017 up 375 percent from two years prior, according to FBI data, the ABA Banking Journal Podcast marks National Consumer Protection Week with a bonus episode on phishing.
As phishing becomes a top cyber threat—with losses growing to nearly $30 million in 2017 from $8 million in 2015, according to the FBI—ABA and the Federal Trade Commission today released a new infographic highlighting this growing problem.