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.
Giving Thanks with America’s Banks
The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by R&T Deposit Solutions — continues a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of ABA’s 2021 Community Commitment Awards. Each interview explores the winning program or initiative at each bank and provides insights on how they might be implemented or adapted at other banks. These stories present the perfect inspiration as we prepare for the season of thanks and giving. The full episode presents excerpts from each intervie
The Bank M&A Outlook for 2022
With bank M&A in 2021 catching up after a pandemic-induced pause, aggregate deal value in 2022 could near $60 billion, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence analyst Nathan Stovall. Stovall discusses his outlook and certain contributing factors, including the role of regional banks and mergers of equals in the M&A landscape, the continuing push for technological scale, potential regulatory roadblocks in the future for certain deals and the growing role of credit unions in buying whole community banks.
The Vaccinate-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard Is Here
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, ABA's Paul Benda and Jonathan Thessin break down the just-released emergency temporary standard issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that requires employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccination or weekly testing for their employees. Benda and Thessin discuss potential exemptions from the ETS, the possibility of court challenges and how those may intersect with the compliance deadlines covered employers will face.
The Fine Art of Leadership in Banking
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — meet newly elected ABA Chair Scott Anderson. On the podcast, Anderson discusses his goals for ABA during his chairmanship and his perspective on being “creatively entrepreneurial” as a banker. Anderson also talks about how he stays engaged in so many community organizations (serving on 19 boards) and how he builds effective and productive long-term relationships with policymakers.
Just How ‘Transitory’ Will Inflation Be?
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast—sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed—Wells Fargo's Richard DeKaser digs into the inflation forecast. With the CPI rising 5.4% year-on-year in September, questions continue to simmer about how persistent and long-lasting inflation will be. DeKaser explains his view the increase in prices as a function of product and labor shortages—from supply chain kinks to child care gaps—driven by the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic that should wane.
How the IRS Reporting Proposal Would Affect Banks and Customers
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — Citizens Bank of Edmond CEO Jill Castilla talks about the effects the Biden administration’s controversial proposal for a financial account reporting regime would have on a bank like hers, with $310 million in assets and 55 employees. She talks about the challenge of implementing a system like this alongside current anti-money laundering reporting and 1099 filing at a community bank.
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.