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Thoughtful discussions about current topics, moderated by American Banker editors.

Thoughtful discussions about current topics, moderated by American Banker editors.
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Thoughtful discussions about current topics, moderated by American Banker editors.

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English


Episodes

How banks can avoid becoming zombies

11/12/2018
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Gartner recently predicted that 80% of banks will become irrelevant by 2030. Peter Redshaw, team manager for the global financial services team at Gartner, explains some strategies the analyst firm thinks banks need to execute to survive.

Duration:00:10:14

‘Commercial banks wasted a lot of money on this election’

11/7/2018
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With the midterms finally over, we discuss how it will impact regulatory and legislative policy for financial institutions going forward —as well as how it will affect the 2020 race.

Duration:00:21:23

‘What happens when the music stops?’: John Taft at Baird

10/31/2018
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Money has been flowing into passive investments such as ETFs in historic amounts. What happens when a bear market inevitably occurs? John Taft, former CEO of RBC Wealth Management and current vice chairman of Baird, sees this as one of several less-obvious risks to the financial system.

Duration:00:25:24

CFPB’s softer stance on payday lenders, military member scams

10/24/2018
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Consumer Financial Protection Agency Acting Director Mick Mulvaney is winding down some of the efforts his predecessor worked hardest on: enforcement of payday and fair lending rules and the Military Lending Act. Reporter Kate Berry shares the latest.

Duration:00:20:08

Hensarling's last stand: More reg relief and fixing the GSEs

10/17/2018
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, has spent the past six years as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee trying to undo the Dodd-Frank Act. In this episode, he discusses his hard-nosed legislative approach and his more recent willingness to reach across the aisle on regulatory relief and reforming the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Duration:00:24:32

Why bankers should care that two rival blockchains linked up

10/10/2018
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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance have joined each other’s organizations. Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of Hyperledger, explains what this means for bankers.

Duration:00:18:18

Inside Mel Watt’s #MeToo moment

10/1/2018
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At the same time as Brett Kavanaugh's explosive confirmation process, the House Financial Services Committee is examining sexual harassment charges against FHFA director Watt and allegations of gender pay disparity at the agency. American Banker reporter Hannah Lang has been following the case closely and offers her take.

Duration:00:11:42

Inside Warren’s latest criticism of CFPB’s Mulvaney

9/26/2018
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American Banker's Kate Berry discusses recent events at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including acting Director Mick Mulvaney's efforts to strip the bureau of its ability to enforce fair-lending rules and his replacement of its consumer advisory board.

Duration:00:09:37

Breaking Banks: Amazon’s new devices; crypto shenanigans

9/25/2018
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Brian Roemmele debriefs on Alexa’s new range of voice activated appliances, and Dmitry Malyanov, co-founder of AdHive, shares some of the questionable ICO promotion tactics he’s seen.

Duration:00:55:56

‘What’s needed is a wholesale change in the culture’

9/19/2018
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Bruce Cahan, a lecturer at Stanford University who teaches ethics to software engineers, future bankers and others, explains how adopting principles found in medicine and religion can lead to profitability for financial services firms.

Duration:00:21:53

Breaking Banks: Inside Apple's latest product launches

9/17/2018
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John Nosta, founder of digital health think tank Nostalab, and consultants Faisal Khan and David Gerbino help dissect Apple's new iPhone XS and the Watch Series 4’s new heart-tracking features.

Duration:00:56:19

‘It’s not just about money’: How banks can attract young coders

9/12/2018
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Capco consultants Guido Tamburini and Nic Parmaksizian share ideas for recruiting top developers, designers and other young talent, and how to keep them happy.

Duration:00:32:14

Breaking Banks: The UK Challengers

9/11/2018
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Tom Blomfield, founder and CEO of Monzo Bank and Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank share their approaches to challenging the British incumbents and their differing paths to growth.

Duration:00:56:52

Has JPMorgan Chase started a price war?

9/5/2018
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Consultant and behavioral psychologist Wei Ke shares his view on the bank’s announcement it will soon offer free trading, and why competitors shouldn’t react too quickly to it. At the end of today’s episode, keep listening to hear the trailer for a special American Banker podcast series, Nobody’s Home.

Duration:00:17:54

Breaking Banks: Will the future AI creates be dystopian or OK?

9/4/2018
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"Uber Influencer" and venture capitalist Spiros Margaris discusses which economies and regions are leading adaptation to fintech and AI. Then, author Byron Reese, CEO of GigaOm, talks his new book, “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity.”

Duration:00:13:20

Sen. Heitkamp on reg relief, compromise and her re-election battle

8/29/2018
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Several key Democratic authors of the legislation to ease the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act’s regulations on community banks are up for re-election in November in states that President Trump won in 2016. In this episode, American Banker catches up with one of them, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. She discusses the process of passing reg relief, her goals for achieving other legislative goals and trying to hold on to her seat.

Duration:00:27:15

Breaking Banks: Crypto hijinks

8/28/2018
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Michael Terpin explains how hackers stole $24 million worth of cryptocurrency from his mobile phone and why he’s suing AT&T for $224 million. Luke Lombe of PlayChip describes his new ICO that combines fantasy sports leagues with crypto tokens.

Duration:00:58:36

How small banks are putting their tax savings to work

8/22/2018
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CEOs have faced an enviable challenge over the past year: deciding what to do with the money they used to give Uncle Sam. In this episode, American Banker catches up with community bankers from across the country to discuss the impact of the corporate tax cut.

Duration:00:23:41

Breaking Banks: Fintechs address the over-50 set

8/21/2018
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Financial startups are meeting the needs of an aging population. Jason Henrichs hosts Theodora Lau and Brad Leimer of Unconventional Ventures, who discuss fintech designed to help the pre-digital-native generations. They’re then joined by entrepreneurs Heather Holmes of Genivity and Marci Lobel-Esrig of SilverBills.

Duration:01:00:49

Bank of the West's sustainable investment push

8/16/2018
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CEO Nandita Bakhshi explains how the bank, and its French parent company, BNP Paribas, are investing in renewable energy, female entrepreneurs and underserved consumers as part of a unified strategy.

Duration:00:08:57