ABA Banking Journal Podcast

ABA Banking Journal Podcast

Bank executive insights, unique business strategies, regulatory updates from D.C., and fun banking stories—all this and more on the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, brought to you weekly by the American Bankers Association's award-winning podcast team.

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May 12, 2021 23 min

Consumer prices for April showed a 4.2% year-on-year increase today, outpacing analysts’ expectations. What does rising inflation mean for the path of the economy in 2021? On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Risk Proof, a PwC product — ABA Economic Research Specialist Hugo Dante goes beyond the headlines with inflation figures.

Among other issues, Dante discusses:

  • The extent to which inflation fi...
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    On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Risk Proof, a PwC product — architecture critics Catesby Leigh and Anthony Paletta debate and illuminate two great traditions in U.S. bank design: classicism and modernism.

    Based on their recent essays for the ABA Banking Journal, Leigh and Paletta explore how U.S. bank architecture developed over the past two centuries, why classical motifs became so dominant...

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    “The recovery’s coming faster than we thought it was going to” is Don McCree’s positive assessment of the post-COVID economic recovery. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, sponsored by Infinidat, the head of commercial banking at regional bank Citizens discusses how the support provided to businesses combined with pent-up consumer demand has business poised to roar back.

    “We’re seeing our pioelines grow, we’re...

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    In a podcast crossover event sponsored by Infinidat, we present the latest episode of the ABA Pandemic Update. ABA’s Paul Benda provides the latest on COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates, noting that the vaccination of older Americans has reduced COVID deaths even as cases have risen in certain parts of the country. He also discusses a new coronavirus variant, the likelihood of resuming doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine soo...

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    Culture is important for every bank, but never more so than when employees are remote amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Infinidat — Norway Savings Bank Chairwoman and CEO Pat Weigel discusses how the bank’s employees build its “high-achievement, high-support” culture through “culture crews” that focus on leadership development, efficiency, DEI, remote work and other ...

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    The trials of the past year, from COVID-19 to the racial justice protests, required herculean efforts on the part of bank employees to meet their clients’ needs — and they have taken a toll on many bankers. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Infinidat — Jennifer Young, head of human resources for TD Bank and TD Securities, discusses her bank’s “full well-being approach” to supporting employees.

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    March 31, 2021 22 min

    When the coronavirus pandemic began, Craft Bank was just about to begin its capital raise as a de novo community bank in Atlanta. With its roadshow about to begin, CEO Ross Mynatt and his small team threw out the playbook and began pivoting. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Infinidat — Mynatt talks about how Craft Bank handled the early months of COVID-19 and opened its doors later in 2020.

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    On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, ABA Senior Counsel Shaun Kern discusses the OCC’s recent proposal to revise its rules on permissible bank premises for national banks and federal thrifts, as well as ABA’s call for the agency to withdraw the proposal. During the conversation, Kern discusses:

  • How the proposed approach might arbitrarily limit banks’ ability to plan for their present and future space needs.
  • How ...
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    In a new weekly podcast series, ABA SVP Paul Benda will provide a 10-minute situation briefing for bankers on COVID-19. Benda will cover coronavirus case rates, emerging strains, vaccination levels, issues related to banks’ return to normal operations, OSHA requirements and other considerations for banking industry professionals.

    Bankers can find Benda’s briefings each week in ABA Daily Newsbytes, as well as at aba.com/podcast. Li...

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    In this episode, podcast co-hosts Evan Sparks and Monica C. Meinert review highlights from the ABA’s just-concluded virtual Washington Summit, including:

  • Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on a level regulatory playing field for banks and nonbanks
  • Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on the concept of postal banking
  • Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) on her approach to overseeing diversity and incl...
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    When Gilda Nogueira’s family immigrated to the United States, East Cambridge Savings Bank in Cambridge, Massachusetts, helped them land on their feet and begin their new life in America. Today, Nogueira pays this opportunity forward through community banking as president and CEO of ECSB. “It took a community to help us out,” she says. “That’s what community banking is all about!”

    On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Pod...

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    Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, demographer Lyman Stone returns to the ABA Banking Journal Podcast to discuss how COVID-19 has reshaped the demographic outlook he provided to Banking Journal readers in early 2020. Stone, who was one of the earliest U.S. analysts to warn about the novel coronavirus starting in late 2019, examines the rise in mortality, the accelerated decline in childbirth and early 2020’s pause on marr...

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    February 24, 2021 31 min

    From the ongoing generational wealth transfer to new “wealthtech” solutions and investor demands for sustainability and diversity, big changes are happening in the wealth management sector. To help bankers understand these changes, the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — features three rising leaders in wealth management that represent the full spectrum of the industry, from indepe...

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    In 1903, Maggie Lena Walker became the first Black woman to charter a U.S. bank when she opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, Virginia, as the bank’s first president. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — historian Shennette Garrett-Scott tells the story of Walker and her mission to help Black women find financial empowerment and professional career opportunitie...

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    February 12, 2021 23 min

    A century ago, Calvin Coolidge took office as vice president. When he succeeded to the presidency, he became a rare president with banking industry experience, serving as a lawyer, corporator, trustee and eventually president of a mutual savings bank in Northampton, Massachusetts, for many years. Then, in office, many of his key officials and advisers were also bankers, including Andrew Mellon, Charles Dawes and Dwight Morrow.

    On t...

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    As an early-career CPA, Carissa Rodeheaver began her community banking career as a trust administrator nearly three decades ago. Now, she’s at the same bank, as chairman, president and CEO of Oakland, Maryland-based First United Bank and Trust.

    On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — Rodeheaver discusses her path to the C-suite and the strategies she employs at First United to p...

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    From offering bitcoin rewards checking to meeting the unique credit needs of gig workers and sole practitioners, Quontic Bank depends on innovative ideas and execution. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed, Casey Christopher talks about how Quontic Bank’s employees deliver that innovation. As possibly the only “chief empowerment officer” in the banking industry, Christopher ...

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    Before returning to banking in 2016 as CEO of Passumpsic Bank, Jim Kisch spent a decade and a half as founder or co-founder of software firms that served the financial industry. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — Kisch talks about lessons he brought from his tech entrepreneurship career, including lean startup techniques such as Toyota’s “five whys” and focusing on the bank...

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    What’s top of mind for community bank risk managers in 2021? On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — Kristina Schaefer provides an overview of what’s on her radar screen as chief risk officer and general counsel at First Bank and Trust, based in Brookings, South Dakota. Schaefer talks cybersecurity (including the growing risk of social engineering schemes amid banks’ work-from-home envi...

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    January 14, 2021 24 min

    On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — ABA Government Relations Council Chair Jim Rieniets outlines policy areas where ABA will focus in 2021. Responding to consumer and business needs through the pandemic remains the top priority, but Rieniets also discusses the outlook for cannabis banking policy, ESG issues and brokered deposits.

    As president and CEO of Nashville-based InsBa...

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