For Presidents Day, the ABA Banking Journal presents this selection from its archive, a reflection on the service of then-President Calvin Coolidge at a Massachusetts savings bank.
Congress has sometimes shielded bankers from the consequences of bad policies. This has occasionally brought on disaster.
For five hours, she pleaded, she shouted and she threatened, while crowds out on Wall Street watched the drama through the bank’s big plate glass windows.
As it marks its centennial, North Dakota’s public bank does its work through private-sector partnerships.
In 1954 bank architecture joined the 20th century, with a revolutionary bank branch at 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
It was the Bank of England and the British national debt that made Great Britain a superpower.
An institution whose whole purpose had been to safeguard the money of the country’s poorest ended up destroying it.
In part one of a special two-part series on the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, co-host Evan Sparks takes listeners on a trip to America’s tiniest financial hub.
In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 210th birthday on Feb. 12, join us for a bonus episode on Lincoln’s legacy on U.S. banking policy and regulation.