Financial Education

CBA is committed to the goal of expanding financial education and improving consumers' understanding of the complexities of consumer financial services-whether in mortgages, credit cards, student loans, deposit products, or all the myriad ways in which consumers interact with financial services in this complex economy.
  • September 18, 2015
    To Raise the Rates or Not to Raise the Rates On Thursday, the Federal Reserve balked again. For those of you keeping track at home, this means the Fed will continue its nine-year stretch without an increase. Full wrap-up of the discussion is here , and a great editorial explaining why the Fed keeps the rates at zero may be found here . Obama and Duncan Visit Iowa On Monday afternoon , President...
  • September 11, 2015
    DOJ Sets Out on a Witch-hunt for Bankers On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch offered her first major policy announcement and, per news reports , it reads as something better suited for the 16th or 17th century rather than the 21st. If the details in this New York Times piece are accurate, these new rules should give each of you pause. According to the Times , starting immediately, the U...
  • September 1, 2015
    Twenty-seven-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, resident Erin Duffy has never had -- or even wanted -- a credit card. "I've been able to get along without it," she says, attributing the choice to ambivalence and a wariness of plastic her parents fostered in her during her formative years. "I've liked being able to pay for things as I go, not having to worry about missing a bill." Duffy's decision to live...
  • August 28, 2015
    Big bank blunders and a sluggish recovery make it easier for credit unions to attract millennials.
  • August 13, 2015
    The credit card application process is a mystery to many consumers. U.S. News talked to several experts to help demystify what happens before, during and after you apply for credit. Before You Apply for Credit Check your credit report and dispute any inaccuracies to the credit bureaus. Five percent of American consumers had an error on one of their credit reports that could result in them paying...
  • August 10, 2015
    More than 300 bankers who just attended the 10-day Consumer Bankers Association Executive School in Greenville are better equipped to lead the industry as it makes changes to keep pace with consumer demand, said Richard Hunt, the association’s president and CEO. “While we represent banking, our focus is the retail side of banking, where bankers interface with consumers. That’s our mission,” Hunt...
  • July 31, 2015
    CBA’s Executive Banking School Graduates 94 Tuesday morning 94 bankers wrote the final chapter of their journey through CBA’s Executive Banking School. Graduates invested three years and countless hours to their studies as they prepared to become the future leaders of banking. Congratulations to all our graduates including Tony Warden —this year’s recipient of the Tem Wooldridge Award —for his...
  • July 28, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2015) – The Consumer Bankers Association’s Executive Banking School congratulates each member of the Class of 2015 and is proud to announce the 2015 honors students as well as this year’s top student, Tony Warden, the recipient of the Tem Wooldridge Award. Today’s graduates have invested three years in the Executive Banking School program which signifies their...
  • July 22, 2015
    Change comes in all shapes and all sizes, touching virtually all aspects of your life. Growing up in rural Louisiana, I bought my bacon and eggs at the local Piggly Wiggly. But today, I can get them, all my other groceries and a new set of tires in one trip to the local Super Walmart. The community doctor has been replaced by telemedicine with highly specialized teams of physicians capable of...
  • July 10, 2015
    Meeting with our Members This week we visited our bankers at Sallie Mae Bank in their Delaware offices to discuss the state and strength of the private student lending industry, how banks are protecting consumers, and the CFPB complaints portal. Thank you to Ray Quinlan , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer; Charlie Rocha , Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer; and Paul Thome ,...

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