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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.

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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.

    Behind the Scenes with a Community Bank's PPP Loans

    Behind the Scenes with a Community Bank's PPP Loans

    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 discusses Orrstown Bank’s PPP lending. Bernstein shares the behind-the-scenes story of how a community bank, like so many others across the country, worked tirelessly to bring relief and emergency bridge funds to small businesses in its markets.

    • 16 min
    Forecasting the Post-COVID Path of the Economy

    Forecasting the Post-COVID Path of the Economy

    After an incredibly sharp plunge in GDP in the second quarter, 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. Catherine Mann breaks down the forecasts, including components of GDP like investment that are projected to continue contracting into the third quarter. She also discusses the forecasted path of unemployment, interest rates and consumer spending.

    • 27 min
    Supporting Small Business Cashflows in the COVID Recovery

    Supporting Small Business Cashflows in the COVID Recovery

    Iowa Superintendent of Banking Jeff Plagge offers ideas for long-term solutions to get struggling businesses back on their feet after the lockdown. To help support small business cashflows without layering on excessive debt, Plagge recommends a long-term restructuring program run through the Small Business Administration modeled on a farm loan restructuring program administered by the Farm Service Agency.

    • 30 min
    How Asset-Based Lending Appeals to Commercial Clients Amid COVID-19

    How Asset-Based Lending Appeals to Commercial Clients Amid COVID-19

    As the coronavirus pandemic affects commercial credit, many borrowers are converting revolving and secured cashflow credit facilities to asset-based lending facilities. Ed Gately of MUFG discusses this trend and what it means for borrowers and banks, including: what businesses that find asset-based lending facilities attractive; how the economic tail of COVID-19 is pushing more businesses to proactively move to ABL facilities; and how lenders are managing challenges of ABL facilities.

    • 17 min
    Answering Banker Questions on Post-COVID-19 ‘Return to Normal’

    Answering Banker Questions on Post-COVID-19 ‘Return to Normal’

    As states begin to relax stay-at-home orders, many banks are planning 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. Benda runs through other banker questions, including: mask policies for both bank customers and employees; hygiene practices in the branch, temperature checks at the bank entrance and more.

    • 21 min
    Adding Value with Relationship-Based Wealth Planning

    Adding Value with Relationship-Based Wealth Planning

    “When you think about it, everyone has an unusual relationship to money,” says Nerre Shuriah of 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.” She discusses delivering relationship-based asset management in an environment of fee compression; the skills that financial planners require today; and limits of software tools for consumers to access wealth management exper

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the world of banking and finance, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Evan and the entire ABA team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing banking landscape - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

banker nerd ,

Scintillating view into the secret world of high finance

This was an excellent listen, highlighting elements of banking not commonly understood by the general public. The host Evan Sparks deftly guided the conversation to highlight interesting elements of the interviewees experience. Altogether an excellent podcast, and I will continue to subscribe.

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