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  • September 13, 2021
    The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), International Franchise Association (IFA), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) are joining forces this National Small Business Week to acknowledge the perseverance of our nation’s 30 million small and franchised businesses as well as the indelible role America’s leading banks have played to...
  • August 6, 2021
    Dear CBA Friends & Family – In response to ongoing public health concerns in Orlando, Florida, it is with an extremely heavy heart that, in consultation with the leaders of CBA, we have decided not to go forward with CBA LIVE in person this August 16 through 18. To say I am disappointed and disheartened is an understatement. Meeting with all of you at CBA LIVE each year – to address the most...
  • November 15, 2019
    CBA is excited to announce the addition of our 14 th committee – the Fraud Management Committee. Fraud has been a hot topic among many of our committees and this new committee will help centralize CBA’s efforts. The new Fraud Management Committee is led by Chair Brian Housler of TD Bank and Vice Chair Jason Castillo of Citizens Bank . Some more information on CBA’s latest committee is below...
  • November 1, 2019
    What is most important to younger consumers? In a recent report conducted in Q1 by Caliber, integrity was considered most important by consumers in every generation except Gen. Z, where it still ranked third. “What actually matters most to people when it comes to building trust in financial institutions,” the report states , “is that these institutions demonstrate a responsible behavior.” Cajun...
  • October 25, 2019
    CBA's Fair & Responsible Banking Committee, led by Chair Mark Schultz of Capital One and Vice Chair Julie Jehrio of M&T Bank , at CBA HQ last week for their annual in-person meeting Cajun Thoughts: DO THE CITIGROUP SHUFFLE CEO Michael Corbat of Citi has tapped the bank's Latin America CEO Jane Fraser to fill the role of President, a position that has been open since Jamie Forese retired...
  • 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 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...

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