Thoughtful discussions about current topics, moderated by American Banker editors.
What two U.S. Bank execs saw and liked at CES
Todder Moning and Valerie Lancelle, who work in the bank’s innovation group, said they were especially impressed by demos of immersive technology, 5G and ambient computing.
Where fintech investment dollars will go in 2021
Venture capitalists will shift their focus to fintechs that support financial inclusion, according to Emmalyn Shaw, managing partner of the VC firm Flourish. Meanwhile, challenger banks will continue to grow, she says.
Have consumers become addicted to saving money?
Brian Hamilton, CEO of the challenger bank One, says some have as their spending has slowed during months of economic lockdown. And the rest can be coached to make smarter choices, he argues.
How Scotiabank weeds ageism out of digital banking
Shawn Rose, chief digital officer, and Holly Pontisso, vice president of customer experience at Scotiabank at Toronto, share how they have adapted their digital offerings for people over 50, including making sure ageist attitudes don’t creep into digital channels or messaging.
Why Current is being contrarian on need for bank charter
Most fintechs entertain the idea of getting a commercial banking license from time to time, but Current is content partnering with banks, says founder and CEO Stuart Sopp.
Gene Ludwig's plan for saving the American Dream
Ludwig, an ex-banking regulator and CEO of Promontory Financial Group, describes how economic conditions for middle- and low-income Americans have declined and advocates a living wage, investment in infrastructure, smart regulation and other solutions.