100 episodes

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 • 93 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.

    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
    Calabria vs. Klein Round 1: Bank Rescues, Fed Playing Politics, Liquidity Fixes

    Calabria vs. Klein Round 1: Bank Rescues, Fed Playing Politics, Liquidity Fixes

    Mark Calabria, former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and Aaron Klein, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discuss how politics factors into the Fed’s monetary policy decisions, decry the rescue of uninsured depositors last year, debate how to fix liquidity rules and weigh in on revamping the FHLBs.

    • 40 min
    Steele on What’s Needed After SVB, Biggest Threat to Banks, M&A Policy

    Steele on What’s Needed After SVB, Biggest Threat to Banks, M&A Policy

    Graham Steele, the former Treasury assistant secretary for financial institutions, offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on regulators’ decision to rescue uninsured depositors at Silicon Valley Bank and two other regional banks. He also discusses what policy changes are still needed as a result, the greatest challenge facing the banking industry, and why he’s worried about a “catastrophic” cybersecurity event.

    • 47 min
    How SVB’s Collapse Changed Bank Policy for Good

    How SVB’s Collapse Changed Bank Policy for Good

    One year after the fall of Silicon Valley Bank, the reverberations into banking policy continue. Brian Gardner, Chief Washington Policy Strategist at investment bank Stifel, discusses how the failure impacted bank supervision and the debate over new capital and liquidity rules—and how it will remain a part of the calculus moving forward.

    • 32 min
    Whip Emmer on CBDCs, “Junk” Fees, Crypto and Community Banks

    Whip Emmer on CBDCs, “Junk” Fees, Crypto and Community Banks

    House Majority Whip Tom Emmer talks about his fears for the future of small banks—and how to reverse course—and why his movement to ban the Fed from creating a CBDC has gained steam. He also tackles his predictions for the House elections this year, the CFPB’s push against so-called “junk” fees and how he became one of the leading advocates for cryptocurrency in Congress.

    • 38 min
    “The Most Contentious Fight in Washington Right Now”

    “The Most Contentious Fight in Washington Right Now”

    Richard Hunt, executive chair of the Electronic Payments Coalition, talks about the battle over Capital One buying Discover, how it connects to the Durbin amendment’s restrictions on debit interchange fees, and why the fight over another Durbin legislative proposal on credit cards is so heated.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 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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