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.... Show More

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July 8, 2020 25 min

Wendy Cai-Lee leads one of the latest crop of U.S. de novo banks: Piermont Bank, opened to address “pain points” faced by middle-market businesses. Often privately owned and multigenerational family-operated, these businesses have complex financial needs based on the intertwining of ancillary businesses and commercial real estate ownership, combined with unique personal banking and wealth management concerns for the business owners...

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Based in San Francisco and leading California’s market for the Bank of Guam, plus currently serving as chairman of the Western Bankers Association, Dave Joves shares a trans-Pacific view of banking on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast. In this episode, Joves discusses:

  • The evolution of the commercial real estate market in California, including in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • How the Bank of Guam responded to t...
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    The OCC is planning to unveil what Acting Comptroller Brian Brooks called “payments charter 1.0” as soon as this fall, Brooks said on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, sponsored by Jack Henry. Version 1.0 would be a “national version of a state money transmission license” offering nonbank payment providers a “national platform with preemption,” but not access to the Federal Reserve’s payments system. After abou...

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    First Independence Bank was founded 50 years ago to help rebuild Detroit’s economy in the wake of damaging urban violence. Today, in a new era of economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, and protests and unrest in response to incidents of racial injustice, minority depository institutions continue to have a unique role in serving distressed communities.

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    In a matter of days, bankers rallied to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars in loans to support Americans’ jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. The stakes: the survival of the small business economy on which every bank and community relies. Thanks to sponsor Jack Henry, we present the first episode of “We Were Economic First Responders,” a new podcast series from the American Bankers Association. Bankers tell the story of how th...

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    The Paycheck Protection Program was the largest economic rescue program in American history. Go behind the scenes with the bankers who delivered the relief. Coming soon from the American Bankers Association.

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    Through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, banks delivered the biggest economic rescue program in U.S. history. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Jack Henry — Luke Bernstein, EVP at Orrstown Bank in Orrstown, Pennsylvania, discusses his bank’s PPP lending. Bernstein shares the behind-the-scenes story of how a community bank, like so many others across the country, ...

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    After an incredibly sharp plunge in GDP in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated shutdowns, leading to a 5.7% decline in GDP for the full year, bank economists expect the U.S. economy to rebound in the third and fourth quarters. But there's a lot of noise in the details.

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    Memorial Day signified the beginning of summer in many parts of the country — and the slow but steady reopening of business activity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry and Associates — Iowa Superintendent of Banking Jeff Plagge offers ideas for long-term solutions to get struggling businesses back on their feet after ...

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    As the coronavirus pandemic and the policy response to it continues to affect businesses and commercial credit, many borrowers are converting revolving and secured cashflow credit facilities to asset-based lending facilities. On the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry and Associates — Ed Gately of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group discusses this trend and what it means for borrowers and ba...

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    As states begin to relax stay-at-home orders, many banks are beginning to plan for the safe and efficient return to normal in-office operations. Thousands of bankers joined ABA SVP Paul Benda last week for a member webinar on what banks should be considering as they prepare to restore normal operations in the wake of COVID-19. The webinar didn’t have time for every banker question, so the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by ...

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    “When you think about it, everyone has an unusual relationship to money,” says Nerre Shuriah, who leads wealth planning at First Citizens Bank. A bank-based wealth planner might have roles that resemble a therapist one day and a legal adviser the next, and “you’ve got to be someone who loves to learn.” On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry and Associates — Shur...

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    As part of its response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve is launching a “Main Street Lending Program” to deliver up to $600 billion in credit to small and midsize firms. On a bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry and Associates — two ABA experts provide an overview of the MSLP.

    Among other topics, Hu Benton and Shaun Kern discuss:

  • How MSLP, as a ...
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    April 30, 2020 20 min

    ABA’s banker-led Core Platforms Committee has released several new resources to help bankers navigate the core provider marketplace. In this episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions, Committee Chair Julieann Thurlow and ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols discuss how bankers can best use these new resources to understand the diverse core provider marketplace and discern core technolog...

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    As scientists and public health experts learn more about how the novel coronavirus spreads and how patients contract COVID-19, attention has turned to the risks of surface transmission — and banks have looked to prevent transmission via materials like ATM keypads and paper currency.

    On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — ABA SVP Paul Benda summarizes the latest sci...

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    April is Financial Literacy Month, but with schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing rules in place across the country, bankers are pivoting to video conferencing and virtual formats to deliver financial lessons. Teachers and parents are desperate for virtual education offerings, and bankers have an opportunity to amplify their financial education message more than ever this month.

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    InBank started a century ago in a Rocky Mountain mining town, but today it has expanded its footprint and is growing in Denver and Colorado’s Front Range region under a new management team and ownership group led by Ed Francis. In the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — Francis talks about how the bank’s technology investments have positioned InBank to serve its custom...

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    Bankers have lots of questions about the Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program, which launched today to deliver up to $349 billion to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

    On this bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — Iowa community bank CEO Greg Gannon discusses his bank’s experience making PPP loan...

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    As the coronavirus pandemic began to spread across the country, Live Oak Bank did what almost all banks — along with other businesses — did: sent employees to work at home to contribute to social distancing. But unlike most banks, Live Oak had every employee working remotely. The bank has kept all operations up and running remotely, just as it did when hurricanes have closed its Wilmington, North Carolina, headquarters.

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    March 25, 2020 24 min

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic — with Americans wanting to help disease victims and healthcare workers or looking for work-from-home opportunities — cybersecurity and fraud analysts have noted an uptick in “money mule” scams, which involve a third party transferring ill-gotten or laundered money. Banks increasingly need to be on the lookout for the telltale signs of these scams.

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