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Banking with Interest, a podcast by IntraFi, features in-depth analysis and insight into the policy changes reshaping the banking industry. With insightful interviews and previews of pending policy challenges, the podcast is an essential listen for anyone connected to the financial services industry.

Banking with Interest is hosted by Rob Blackwell, an award-winning former journalist with more than two decades of experience as an expert on financial services policy. He is now Chief Content Officer and Head of External Affairs with IntraFi.

The podcast theme song was written and produced by Stellar Tracks courtesy of Pond5. The information, views, and opinions expressed during Banking With Interest belong solely to Rob Blackwell and his guests and do not represent those of IntraFi LLC, its directors, management, or employees. Any ideas and strategies contained within the podcast are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal or investment advice.

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    • 4.8 • 94 Ratings

Banking with Interest, a podcast by IntraFi, features in-depth analysis and insight into the policy changes reshaping the banking industry. With insightful interviews and previews of pending policy challenges, the podcast is an essential listen for anyone connected to the financial services industry.

Banking with Interest is hosted by Rob Blackwell, an award-winning former journalist with more than two decades of experience as an expert on financial services policy. He is now Chief Content Officer and Head of External Affairs with IntraFi.

The podcast theme song was written and produced by Stellar Tracks courtesy of Pond5. The information, views, and opinions expressed during Banking With Interest belong solely to Rob Blackwell and his guests and do not represent those of IntraFi LLC, its directors, management, or employees. Any ideas and strategies contained within the podcast are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal or investment advice.

    The Massive Impacts of a Whirlwind Week for Banking Policy

    The Massive Impacts of a Whirlwind Week for Banking Policy

    Andrew Ackerman, a financial services reporter for the Wall Street Journal, discusses what happens next after FDIC Chair Martin Gruenberg’s surprise announcement that he will resign upon confirmation of a successor. Ackerman also details how regulators plan to dial back the Basel III Endgame proposal, and talks about the CFPB’s future after the Supreme Court upheld its funding structure.

    • 30 min
    "A Political Thunderdome": The High Stakes for FDIC at Two Hill Hearings

    "A Political Thunderdome": The High Stakes for FDIC at Two Hill Hearings

    Brendan Pedersen, the financial services reporter for Punchbowl News, discusses the critical importance of upcoming hearings to the future of the FDIC and disturbing revelations from a recent report looking into the agency’s culture. He also discusses an upcoming House vote on a crypto bill and the latest on financial privacy and stablecoin legislation.

    • 43 min
    Rep. Lucas on HFSC Chair Bid, Bank Consolidation, Fed Independence

    Rep. Lucas on HFSC Chair Bid, Bank Consolidation, Fed Independence

    Rep. Frank Lucas, the longest serving Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, makes his case for why he should be the next chair, offering his views on community bank consolidation, whether the Fed should be independent, the dangers of quantum computing and how history informs his view of government agencies and programs.

    • 42 min
    Could a Stablecoin Bill “Shatter” the Wall Between Banking and Commerce?

    Could a Stablecoin Bill “Shatter” the Wall Between Banking and Commerce?

    Hilary Allen, a law professor at American University Washington College of Law, warns that a stablecoin regulation bill could open the door to mixing banking and commerce, allowing WalMart, Amazon or Google to effectively set up their own bank without facing bank-like regulations. She also details issues with the legislation introduced to date, including failures to address critically important issues.

    • 43 min
    The Populist Threat to Banks

    The Populist Threat to Banks

    John Heltman and Claire Williams, two journalists with American Banker, discuss the outlet’s recent series on populism and how it impacts banks. They tackle why the banking industry is so often the target of populist politicians from both the left and the right, how populism is changing the debate on various bank policy debates now, and what comes next.

    • 38 min
    Klein vs. Calabria Round 2: How to Solve the Housing Crisis

    Klein vs. Calabria Round 2: How to Solve the Housing Crisis

    Aaron Klein, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Mark Calabria, former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, debate the best way to address the housing crisis, as well as the dangers of politicizing banking regulation, whether the Fed is too worried about consensus, if the central bank is secretly working on a central bank digital currency and who should play The Sphere next. 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Insightful informative! 🙏

If you’re looking to stay informed on the latest in an ever-evolving financial landscape - you’ve come to the right place! The interviews Rob leads are incredibly insightful and engaging - his journalism background really shines! Highly recommend listening and subscribing.

OKC tops ,

Just the best

No one is more connected in financial services than Rob Blackwell. An incredible storyteller, but even better at getting great stories out of both the well & little known influencers in our industry, Rob brings out the best in everyone he interviews. Don’t miss it!

12Neelu12 ,

Excellent!

Very informative topics and discussions.

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