18 episodes

Banking With Interest, a podcast by Promontory Interfinancial 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 Promontory Interfinancial 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 Promontory Interfinancial 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.

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    • 4.9, 70 Ratings

Banking With Interest, a podcast by Promontory Interfinancial 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 Promontory Interfinancial 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 Promontory Interfinancial 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.

    From Community Organizer to Community Banker: Berkshire’s Malia Lazu

    From Community Organizer to Community Banker: Berkshire’s Malia Lazu

    Malia Lazu, the chief experience and culture officer at $13.1 billion-asset Berkshire Bank in Boston, talks about why banks often fail to reach millennial and minority customers, the challenges facing community banks, and the future of the branch.  

    • 42 min
    “A Very Dangerous Place for Bankers and Consumers”: CBA’s Hunt on CFPB Leadership Ruling

    “A Very Dangerous Place for Bankers and Consumers”: CBA’s Hunt on CFPB Leadership Ruling

    Richard Hunt, the head of the Consumer Bankers Association, talks about the impact of a recent Supreme Court decision that said the CFPB’s leadership structure was unconstitutional, and why he fears it will inhibit banks from offering small-dollar loans. He also discusses the OCC’s final CRA reform rule, why there’s a coin shortage in the U.S. and the future of banking and branches after COVID-19.

    • 41 min
    Wait, Is Housing Finance Reform Actually Going to Happen?

    Wait, Is Housing Finance Reform Actually Going to Happen?

    It’s been nearly 12 years since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were seized by the government, with Congress unable or unwilling to resolve the future of the two government-sponsored enterprises. But there are signs GSE reform may happen soon, with or without Congress.

    • 26 min
    How Can Banks Shake Off Digital Inertia?

    How Can Banks Shake Off Digital Inertia?

    Patrick Sells, the chief innovation officer at Quontic Bank and American Banker’s Digital Banker of the Year, pushes back on the perception that banks aren’t innovative. He explains how to get bank employees on board with a digital overhaul and the biggest obstacles to ingenuity in banking. 

    • 25 min
    “The Only Way Out Of This Is Opportunity For Everybody”: John Bryant On A New Marshall Plan for America

    “The Only Way Out Of This Is Opportunity For Everybody”: John Bryant On A New Marshall Plan for America

    John Hope Bryant, the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, the largest not-for-profit provider of financial literacy and financial inclusion, details his ambitious plan to confront economic inequality. He also talks about the legacy of banks and slavery—and what banks need to be doing to deal with that.

    • 42 min
    The Biggest Risk to the Financial System Probably Isn’t What You Think

    The Biggest Risk to the Financial System Probably Isn’t What You Think

    Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal Financial Analytics, who has been hailed as “the sharpest mind analyzing bank policy today,” says banks and policymakers need to focus on economic inequality before it’s too late. She discusses her proposed solution and what happens if we don’t act in time.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

12Neelu12 ,

Excellent!

Very informative topics and discussions.

Myname2u ,

Very Informative!!

Thank you for giving us insight into the Banking Industry, and the support Community Banks are providing to help their customers during this time.

Rovito69 ,

Topical and current...good stuff!

Rob’s interviews are engaging. He takes on big topics with his guests, but in an accessible way—a way that everyone can enjoy and digest, regardless of their financial savvy.

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