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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.
- December 16, 2016Out with the Old, In with the New President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his cabinet with the selection of former WWE CEO Linda McMahon as the head of the Small Business Administration, CKE restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder as the Labor Secretary, and Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just cabinet picks who matter. Policy making is...
- December 14, 2016On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), sent a letter to the head of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), requesting clarification for banks and vendors doing business with companies in states having legalized recreational and medical marijuana. The lawmakers raised concerns that conflicting federal law have created safety...December 8, 2016On Monday, December 5, 2016, the Federal Reserve issued a research paper outlining how a shared distributed ledger can significantly improve cross-border payments, trade settlements and market transparency. This marked the Fed’s first major overview of digital currency technology. "In theory, the distributed and consensus-forming aspects of [a distributed ledger] could allow for multiple parties...December 7, 2016Six years ago, when President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, America’s retailers got a big reduction in the debit-card fees they pay banks. Now, with Donald J. Trump set to take office, they’re preparing for a lobbying fight to defend that legislative victory -- and the billions they’ve saved as a result. Retail industry trade groups are rallying their base to try to beat back a part...November 18, 2016Trump’s Short List Includes Individuals with Banking Experience A lot of names are being tossed around for top positions in the Trump Administration. As it relates to banking, here is what we know so far: Steven Mnuchin , a former Goldman Sachs Banker, Jamie Dimon , CEO of JPMorgan, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), House Financial Services Committee Chair, are reportedly the leading candidates for...November 17, 2016Technology-driven investments require time, resources and budget dollars. Many risks exist that should be carefully weighed throughout the entire implementation process. This article provides key considerations and best practices to employ when selecting and implementing new core loan servicing and risk management systems. www.bridgeforce.comNovember 11, 2016The FDIC’s Board of Directors will meet in open session at 10 a.m. on November 15, 2016. The meeting agenda and location information are available on the agency’s website . The FDIC Board will consider a final rule on "Recordkeeping for Timely Deposit Insurance Determination."November 7, 2016Online banking continues to grow, but that’s not to say there aren’t obstacles keeping it from exploding. The banking industry is ramping up the noise about changing rules that make it difficult to open accounts remotely, and Congress has the topic on its agenda. In fact, the Consumers Bankers Association recently sent a letter to Congress, applauding them for its efforts to tackle the issue with...November 4, 2016Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today sent a letter to members of Congress, applauding them for introducing H.R. 6287, the Making Online Banking Initiation Legal and Easy (MOBILE) Act of 2016 . Led by Representatives Scott Tipton (CO-03), Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), the MOBILE Act promotes financial inclusion and consumer access to safe and well-...November 4, 2016Election 2016: What It Means For Retail Banking With the election just days away, we’ll need to start getting used to saying President Trump or President Clinton. Be sure to join Team CBA on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for a 60-minute members-only webinar to get an inside look at the 2016 election and its impact on retail banks. Will there be key leadership changes in the...