Banking With Interest, a podcast by IntraFi Network, 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 Network.
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 Network, 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.
Building the “Bank of the Future”
Sam Sidhu, incoming CEO of Customers Bancorp., explains his bank’s hybrid strategy of partnering with fintechs while also retaining a robust retail presence. Sidhu provides insights into the bank’s recent growth, its forays into block-chain based payments and AI-lending, and plans for the future.
Why Fintechs Formed a Trade Group of Their Own
Garry Reeder, the CEO of the newly formed American Fintech Council, discusses the big questions confronting members including the impact of a possible repeal of the OCC’s true lender rule, whether fintechs should have their own charter and if they should be subject to the Community Reinvestment Act.
PPP Is Over—Where Do Banks Go from Here?
Bill Briggs, a top official at the Small Business Administration during the creation and administration of the Payment Protection Program, talks about its impact, legacy and how banks and businesses can build on its momentum.
Boldly Partnering with Fintechs: Inside Cross River's Success
Kris Pease, chief financial officer of Cross River Bank, talks about the community bank’s unique B2B strategy, working with fintech – and fellow bank – partnerships to establish a nationwide footprint. The bank has seen tremendous growth with its plan, increasing its asset size by nearly five times to almost $10 billion by the end of last year.
What Happens to Banks, Fintechs if OCC’s True Lender Rule Is Repealed?
The Senate voted last week to overturn the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s “true lender” rule establishing how and when national banks are considered the lender when a loan is sold. Hannah Lang and Brendan Pedersen, two reporters for American Banker, discuss the rule’s expected repeal and what it means for banks.
“The Aspiration Is Much Bigger:” Inside Walmart’s Fintech Foray
Ron Shevlin, managing director of fintech research at Cornerstone Advisors and a senior contributor for Forbes, predicts what’s behind Walmart’s formation of a fintech. He also discusses why many banks are further behind on digital transformation than they think and how they can better improve their customers’ financial health.
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.
Thank you for giving us insight into the Banking Industry, and the support Community Banks are providing to help their customers during this time.