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.
Beyond the Headlines on Inflation Fears
Consumer prices for April showed a 4.2% year-on-year increase today, outpacing analysts’ expectations. What does rising inflation mean for the path of the economy in 2021? On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Risk Proof, a PwC product — ABA Economic Research Specialist Hugo Dante goes beyond the headlines with inflation figures.
Two Vibrant Traditions in U.S. Bank Architecture
Architecture critics Catesby Leigh and Anthony Paletta debate and illuminate two great traditions in U.S. bank design: classicism and modernism. Leigh and Paletta explore how U.S. bank architecture developed over the past two centuries, why classical motifs became so dominant (to the extent that the portico of a Greco-Roman temple is the visual shorthand for banking) and how banks made the transition from classicism to modernism in the 20th century.
Here Comes the Post-COVID Business Recovery
“The recovery’s coming faster than we thought it was going to” is Don McCree’s positive assessment of the post-COVID economic recovery. On the latest episode, sponsored by Infinidat, the head of commercial banking at regional bank Citizens discusses how the support provided to businesses combined with pent-up consumer demand has business poised to roar back.
The Latest on COVID Vaccinations and Variants
In a podcast crossover event sponsored by Infinidat, we present the latest episode of the ABA Pandemic Update. ABA’s Paul Benda provides the latest on COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates, noting that the vaccination of older Americans has reduced COVID deaths even as cases have risen in certain parts of the country. He also discusses a new coronavirus variant, the likelihood of resuming doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine soon and how to minimize risk of infection during air travel.
Empowering Bank Employees to Build Culture from the Ground Up
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.
A Sharper Focus on Bank Employees’ Well-Being
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.
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!
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.