CBA General Programs

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

  • January 16, 2019
    Banks Offering Shutdown Assistance: CBA member institutions work with customers facing hardships – whether manmade or natural – every day. Banks are working with customers on a one-on-one basis as the partial government shutdown continues and federal employees, through no fault of their own, miss paychecks and small businesses are not able to access Small Business Administration loans. We know...
  • January 11, 2019
    Cajun Thoughts: In my estimation, today is Day 1 of the partial government shutdown as this is the day about 800,000 workers will not receive their paycheck. This shutdown has a much different feel compared to the one in 2013, and even the one in 1995. Both good and bad. First, it is a partial, not complete, shutdown. Obviously, this is still very important, especially to those directly affected...
  • January 4, 2019
    Cajun Thoughts: The 116 th Congress convened yesterday with both new and returning members being officially sworn in. The CBA Team was spread out meeting with various members including Sen. Carper, Sen. Sinema, Sen. Cramer, Rep. Hollingsworth , Rep. Beatty , Rep. Meeks , and Rep. Graves . This is one of my favorite days of the year as our democracy once again prevails with a peaceful transition...
  • December 21, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: HOLIDAY WEEK Today begins one of my favorite weeks of the year, where I head down to Jennings, Louisiana to spend time with my mother, three older sisters and more than 10 nieces and nephews. As always, I will be visiting Walmart, Sonic, Boudin King and the 14 payday lenders. I hope all of you have time to spend with your families as we prepare for 2019 … WHAT’S IN A NAME I never...
  • December 14, 2018
    Yesterday’s CBA Holiday Party & Day of Fun was one for the books. We toured the U.S. Capitol, celebrated Janet Pike ’s retirement with House Speaker Paul Ryan , and ate well! Click here to see the surprise on Janet’s face when she saw Speaker Ryan , who she worked with before he was a Member of Congress and for when he was first elected. Cajun Thoughts: JANET PIKE … While the holidays are...
  • December 7, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: The Marriott breach has the potential to be one of the largest breaches in the U.S., and, yet, has not received the same volume of media coverage as others even though 500 million customers were affected. Just a reminder, retailers do not have the same GLBA standards banks have, and it is time Congress creates a level playing field on behalf of consumers… New BCFP Director …As you...
  • November 30, 2018
    Met this week (at their NYC HQ) with JPMorgan Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett. . Register here for CBA LIVE 2019: The Currency of Now to hear Thasunda speak! D.C. DOWNLOAD Kraninger Procedural Vote: On Thursday , the Senate invoked cloture on Kathleen Kraninger’s nomination to become Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection . A final vote on her confirmation is expected...
  • November 16, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. In addition to being thankful for my family and 5 friends, I am thankful to be with the CBA Family … 69 great corporate members , 110 associate members , 466 committee members , and 27 ( 4 more on the way ) CBA Team members . Most importantly, don’t forget the Dallas Cowboys play at 4:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day . Short of any...
  • November 9, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: I absolutely love and respect America’s democratic process. The fact any citizen, regardless of background, has the right to elect our leaders gives me chills each and every time. I am especially fortunate to be surrounded by a diverse CBA Team of different political ideologies and willing to share their views with me in an open and candid dialogue (as long as they are pro-banking...
  • November 7, 2018
    But ultimately, having more Republicans in the Senate is perhaps more useful, said Richard Hunt, head of the Consumer Bankers Association. That’s because moderate Democrats were still hesitant to support initiatives helpful to industry for fear of blowback from their more progressive colleagues, he said. "It's a mixed bag,” Hunt said. “You can make the argument you have more votes now. There were...

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