Deposits & Payments

Deposit growth and strategies have always been a core focus of retail banks. Today's volatile economic climate - with consumers relying less on credit products and more on deposit account services - brings deposit growth and account management to the forefront. As technology and consumer needs evolve, so does the concept of payments. With innovations such as virtual wallets and other forms of digital currency comes new and unique challenges for the payments space. CBA monitors and addresses the issues facing retail banks in the management of the deposits and payments functions.

  • September 6, 2018
    On Thursday, September 6, 2018, the 18 th Annual Bank Research Conference at the FDIC commenced with Chairman McWilliams’ opening remarks. The conference was strictly academic but prestigious and competitive within the field of economics; this year over 450 papers were received and only 20 were selected for presentation. Below are highlights from the remarks: Chairman McWilliams kicked off the...
  • August 6, 2018
    Booker wants to bar banks from charging ‘unfair’ overdraft fees By Joe Hernandez August 6, 2018 In a move to end an “unfair” practice he said traps consumers in a “vicious cycle of poverty,” U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has introduced a bill that would prohibit banks from charging customers certain overdraft fees. When an account holders cut a check or swipes a debit card for a transaction...
  • July 27, 2018
    CBA EBS UPDATE Great Start at CBA Banking School! - Like I said last week, CBA Executive Banking School is a highlight of my year. The energy the students (more than 300 in total with a bumper crop of 137 freshman) and faculty bring is inspiring. I always leave more optimistic than ever about the future of retail banking. EBS, which kicked off on Sunday at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.,...
  • July 12, 2018
    July 12, 2018 The Honorable Jelena McWilliams Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 550 17th St NW Washington, DC 20006 Dear Chairman McWilliams: The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) requests the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) rescind its 2013 guidance on deposit advance products (DAP). Historically, federal banking regulators have encouraged banks to help finance these...
  • May 9, 2018
    May 9, 2018 Mr. Kenneth A. Blanco, Director Financial Crimes Enforcement Network P.O. Box 39 Vienna, VA 22183 Re: Compliance for Customer Due Diligence Rule Dear Director Blanco, The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) [1] fully supports efforts by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to crack down on illegal activities through its final customer due diligence rule (CDD rule). While...
  • January 29, 2018
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association today commended the House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1457, the Making Online Banking Initiation Legal and Easy (MOBILE) Act. The bipartisan legislation provides opportunities for consumers to open bank accounts without having to visit a physical branch. The legislation, which CBA has long supported , was introduced by...
  • November 1, 2017
    If you’ve been awaiting the return of a popular payday loan alternative, don’t hold your breath. Deposit advances once were offered by banks like Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank . Like payday loans, they covered folks who needed quick cash in emergency situations and charged high interest rates in return. When strict guidelines made deposit advance loans virtually impossible to sell, banks...
  • October 3, 2017
    On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the FDIC released the results of its annual survey of branch office deposits for all FDIC-insured institutions. The latest data are as of June 30, 2017. The FDIC's Summary of Deposits (SOD) provides deposit totals for each of the more than 89,000 domestic offices operated by more than 5,700 FDIC-insured commercial and savings banks, savings associations, and U.S...
  • September 22, 2017
    September 20, 2017 Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos U.S. Department of Education C/O Ms. Hilary Malawer 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 6E231 Washington, DC 20202 RE: Regulatory Review - Docket ID: ED-2017-OS-0074, Docket Number 2017-13157 Dear Secretary DeVos: The Consumer Bankers Association [1] and the American Bankers Association [2] (“the Associations) appreciate the opportunity to submit...
  • September 8, 2017
    Welcoming CBA’s Board of Directors & Committee Leadership We are excited to welcome our Board of Directors to CBA HQ next week for our September Board meeting. Each time we meet, it provides us an opportunity to chart a path forward for the retail banking industry and discuss how we can best serve consumers and small businesses. We also will announce our Board leadership team for 2018, as...

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