Richard's Rapid Fire

  • 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...
  • September 13, 2019
    CBA Leadership Summit 2019 was a success! We had a wonderful, action-packed two days with Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and our Board of Directors. While everyone was in town, we met with FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams , CFPB Leadership and the White House economic team. Most importantly, CBA celebrated our 28-year CBA veteran and General Counsel Steve Zeisel ’s retirement with the Zeisel family...
  • September 9, 2019
    CBA Leadership recently met with CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger to discuss CBA’s priorities and Bureau developments. Left to Right: CBA Board Chairman Todd Barnhart of PNC Bank , CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger , CFPB Committee Chair Tangie Holland of Regions Bank , CBA Board Incoming Chairman Nitin Mhatre of Webster Bank . Cajun Thoughts : CBA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT NEXT WEEK CBA’s Leadership Summit...
  • September 3, 2019
    CBA’s Zeisel Departing After 28 Years Steve Zeisel, our General Counsel and a very valuable team member for the past 28 years, is departing CBA. Steve had planned to retire at the end of the year but will be retiring effective immediately to concentrate on his health as he’s recently been diagnosed with cancer. As many of you have witnessed firsthand, Steve is an invaluable source of knowledge...
  • August 16, 2019
    Left to Right: O CC Comptroller Joseph Otting , Incoming CBA Board Chairman Nitin Mhatre of Webster Bank, CBA Board Chairman Todd Barnhart of PNC at a meeting this week to discuss CRA reform. Cajun Thoughts: CBA MEETS WITH OCC COMPTROLLER OTTING CBA’s leadership team thoroughly enjoyed meeting with OCC Comptroller Joseph Otting to discuss CRA reform. More details from our meeting are below. A...
  • August 15, 2019
    This week, CBA Team members discussed second quarter earnings reports from various CBA member institutions. Each team was responsible for preparing and delivering a brief presentation on their assigned bank, including a year-to-year comparison of overall revenue, net interest margin, efficiency ratio, return on equity, and small business lending, if reported. Pictured above is team Webster, home...

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