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.
What Election Surprises, Crypto Chaos and Twitter Meltdown Mean for Bankers
It’s been another hectic week in the financial regulatory world, with Democrats unexpectedly outperforming in the midterm elections while separately another crypto meltdown ensued. But what will this mean for bankers? John Heltman, the Washington Bureau Chief of American Banker, and Brendan Pedersen, the financial services reporter for PunchBowl News, provide analysis on Democrats keeping the Senate, Rep. Patrick McHenry as the likely chairman of House Financial Services Committee, and whether the crypto news adds momentum to a stablecoin bill. They also discuss Twitter's nascent plans to become a payments company and offer money market products.
Brookings’ Klein on Stablecoin’s Downsides, CBDC Myths and More Fed Cowbell
Aaron Klein, the Miriam K. Carliner Chair and senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, discusses how the growth of stablecoins could hurt banks, why financial inclusion isn’t going to be solved by a central bank digital currency and why D.C. always wants to give the Federal Reserve more power.
“It’s a Mess”: The Many Implications of the CFPB’s Legal Nightmare
Two journalists who have covered the CFPB for years grapple with the bewildering array of questions stemming from the recent federal appeals court ruling that said the agency’s funding is unconstitutional. What happens if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling? And how long will it take for the issue to be resolved?
NYT’s Emily Flitter on Big Finance’s White Wall
Emily Flitter, a senior banking reporter for the New York Times and author of The White Wall: How Big Finance Bankrupts Black America, discusses why she decided to write the book, what she uncovered, and how discrimination continues to be a formidable challenge.
How the Midterm Election Will Impact Bankers
Two experts on banking and politics – Cam Fine, the former CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America and Ed Yingling, the former CEO of the American Bankers Association – talk about how the different election outcomes will affect the industry. That includes a look at what legislation is likely to pass if the GOP seizes the House and Senate, and what agencies and rules Republicans will target.
Brave New World: How Banks Are Facing the Challenge of Rising Rates
Matt Pieniazek, president and CEO of Darling Consulting Group, talks about what banks are doing right—and wrong—as they adjust their balance sheets to the Fed’s unprecedented recent rate hikes. He warns of the most common mistakes banks are making, and how to fix them.
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.
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!
Very informative topics and discussions.