CBA General Programs

Items about the Consumer Bankers Association and its initiatives, including CBA Advanced Education, CBA LIVE, CBA Team news and more.

  • October 18, 2019
    FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said this week during a Q&A session I moderated at Exchequer Club in Washington, D.C., she hopes all three prudential regulators will work together on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) reform, but said there is no guarantee it will happen. The Chairman hopes to move forward together on the proposal but the FDIC , like the OCC , is willing to go alone. Learn...
  • October 18, 2019
    If Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple were banks, would consumers trust them their money? Two separate studies released this month attempted to answer that question, and what they found was that most consumers would still prefer to stash their savings in traditional banks. Careful savers — those who set aside money each month and check their balances often — largely prefer to keep their money in...
  • October 11, 2019
    CBA, Novantas Report Reveals New Insights on What Drives Consumer Savings WASHINGTON - The Consumer Bankers Association and Novantas today announced the release of new consumer deposit research, The Savings Dilemma. The study delves into an area of increased attention – consumer savings behavior – with a focus on actions U.S. banks can do to encourage savings and grow valuable deposits. The...
  • October 11, 2019
    CBA Board Chairman Nitin Mhatre of Webster Bank 's colleagues Alice Ferreira , SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs (L) and Kelly Raskauskas , VP, External Relations (R) visited with the CBA family this week. Here they are pictured with a framed photo of our leader Nitin. Cajun Thoughts: FED TAKES STEPS TO RIGHT-SIZE REGULATIONS We appreciate the Fed's vote this week to tailor...
  • October 4, 2019
    Nothing provides clarity like the asterisk. It clears the air and cuts to the point. It’s a shortcut to answers and understanding. CBA LIVE 2020 is the place for clear, honest conversations. It’s where the leaders in retail banking go for answers to the most challenging questions and find clarity amid the clutter. Register today to claim your spot – Early Bird rates are valid through January 10,...
  • September 27, 2019
    As of August 31, 2019, a total of 176 M&A deals valued at $45.25 billion were announced this year, compared to 186 deals valued at $23.77 billion over the same period in 2018.  The number of U.S. bank deals jumped in the second half of August with 11 deals announced – the largest of which was First Midwest Bancorp Inc. ’s purchase of Bankmanagers Corp. , according to S&P Global Market...
  • September 20, 2019
    Remembering Steven I. Zeisel, 1954-2019 We said goodbye to Steve Zeisel yesterday – 28 years to the day he started at CBA, before he had kids and his goatee. During his career, Steve counseled thousands of bankers, met a multitude of regulators, committee members, Board of Directors, and CBA team members. He wore many hats along the way (and his fair share of CBA swag!), becoming our General...
  • September 18, 2019
    When private student lenders make loans, they are required to tell borrowers not just the interest rate and loan amount, but also the total they will owe after finishing school and what their estimated monthly payments will be. The new chair of the Consumer Bankers Association says the federal government should have to do the same. The CBA has long argued that the government fueled the rising...
  • September 16, 2019
    We are saddened to announce Steve Zeisel passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The entire CBA family is heartbroken by this news and grateful for having known and worked with Steve during his 28-year tenure at CBA. Steve was an invaluable source of knowledge and a trusted counselor. He earned the respect of regulators and CBA members with his encyclopedic knowledge of banking regulations...
  • September 13, 2019
    Nitin Mhatre has been elected Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) chairman of the Board of Directors. Mhatre serves as executive vice president and head of Community Banking at Webster Bank. Terms for CBA’s Board of Directors run from September to September. Mhatre succeeds Todd Barnhart, executive vice president and retail distribution executive at PNC Bank. He will remain on the Board as...

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