On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Jeff Plagge — president and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. in Arnolds Park, Iowa, and a former ABA chairman — discusses how a smaller community banking company like his, with $1.8 billion in assets, can make investments to stay on the technological cutting edge.
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The newest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast offers insights from four speakers at this week’s National Conference for Community Bankers in Honolulu.
The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast tackles the shortage of qualified appraisers — especially in rural areas, where lenders are seeing delays of several months in getting appraisals for commercial real estate and agricultural transactions.
On this special holiday episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Colleen Tressler of the Federal Trade Commission and Corey Carlisle of the ABA Foundation join co-hosts Evan Sparks and Joan Gregory Saenz to explore the dark side of Valentine’s Day: online romance scams
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, the leader of the Washington, D.C., area’s largest community bank describes how his bank invests in its customer experience and the next generation of employees.
Jill Castilla’s bank, Citizens Bank of Edmond in Oklahoma, has a one-branch strategy — but lots of big ideas for innovative ways to serve customers.
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.
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.