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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Empowering Bank Employees to Build Culture from the Ground Up

4/14/2021
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 issues. “The employees in the bank are really the ones who...

Duration:00:20:05

A Sharper Focus on Bank Employees’ Well-Being

4/7/2021
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. Young discusses how TD focused on health and wellness beyond...

Duration:00:20:30

Crafting a New Bank Amid COVID-19

3/31/2021
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. Mynatt also discusses the bank’s vision for personalized...

Duration:00:18:56

How the OCC’s Premises Proposal Could Hamstring Bank Operations

3/24/2021
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: Additional resources: ABA comment letter on bank premises ABA/BPI/ICBA comment letter on bank premises

Duration:00:16:54

New Podcast Preview: ABA Pandemic Update

3/23/2021
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. Listeners can also subscribe using major podcast apps and...

Duration:00:15:10

Highlights from the 2021 ABA Washington Summit

3/17/2021
In this episode, podcast co-hosts Evan Sparks and Monica C. Meinert review highlights from the ABA’s just-concluded virtual Washington Summit, including: level regulatory playing fieldconcept of postal bankingapproach to overseeing diversity and inclusionimportance of bipartisanshiphelping process economic impact paymentswinding down coronavirus-related regulatory accommodations If you missed the Summit, tune in for insight and analysis on the past few days, and if you watched the virtual...

Duration:00:18:44

The Community Bank Cycle of Opportunity

3/10/2021
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 Podcast, Nogueira discusses the bank’s career development and...

Duration:00:22:01

How COVID-19 Has Shifted the U.S. Demographic Outlook

3/3/2021
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 marriages and divorces — and what they might imply for the...

Duration:00:19:39

The Changing Faces of Wealth Management

2/24/2021
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 independent practices to community banks to large private banking...

Duration:00:27:01

Maggie L. Walker's Historic Mission of Financial Empowerment

2/17/2021
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 opportunities. Garrett-Scott, the author of Banking on Freedom: Black...

Duration:00:27:12

Calvin Coolidge’s Circle of Bankers

2/12/2021
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 this Presidents Day bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal...

Duration:00:20:16

How One Community Bank Opens Opportunities for Career Growth

2/10/2021
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 provide leadership opportunities to rising generations of...

Duration:00:22:08

Empowering Bank Employees to Drive Innovation

2/3/2021
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 explains how she helps Quontic’s employees have the resources...

Duration:00:19:57

A Banker, Turned Software Entrepreneur, Turned Banker

1/27/2021
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’s “inner space” technology systems to improve efficiency and...

Duration:00:18:09

Predicting Bank Risk in an Unpredictable Year

1/20/2021
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 environments), credit risk, interest rate risk, fraud and...

Duration:00:19:37

The Year Ahead in Banker Advocacy

1/13/2021
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 InsBank, Rieniets also discusses how InsBank’s technology posture...

Duration:00:20:29

COVID Vaccines and Viral Variants

1/11/2021
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — ABA SVP Paul Benda provides a COVID-19 situation update. Between spiking case and hospitalization rates, new mutations of the coronavirus and COVID-19 fatigue, “we’re in a very dark period of time,” he says. In this episode, Benda covers: This episode is sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed.

Duration:00:15:16

2021 M&A Pressures Balanced by Pandemic-Induced Haze

1/6/2021
While many expect community bank mergers and acquisitions to resurge in 2021, any impressive percentage growth will be due to the historically low levels seen during the coronavirus pandemic, says Rob Klingler, an Atlanta-based partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Expect the 2021 M&A environment to be shaped on the one hand by long-running pressures to sell — including rate compression, succession challenges, liquidity needs and the rising cost of tech investment — balanced on the other...

Duration:00:20:02

Who Is the Real Hero of Bedford Falls?

12/16/2020
Everybody knows “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but what if plucky and put-upon savings and loan president George Bailey isn’t the real hero of the beloved Christmas classic? In a special holiday episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, movie critic Kyle Smith floats the idea that Mr. Potter might actually be the real good guy of Bedford Falls. Smith and the podcast co-hosts also discuss unsafe and unsound banking practices at the Bailey Brothers Building and Loan, what the movie has to say...

Duration:00:16:53

One Year Left in the Libor Endgame

12/9/2020
The administrator of the London Interbank Offered Rate has made what was expected official: the widely used benchmark will cease publication, with certain Libor tenors ceasing as soon as the end of 2021. With the “Libor endgame” in its final stages, along with a welter of other Libor transition news in recent weeks, ABA VP and ARRC member Hu Benton joins the ABA Banking Journal Podcast to discuss: public consultationalternative ratesISDA protocolAlternative Reference Rates Committee...

Duration:00:16:11