Richard's Rapid Fire

  • April 16, 2019
    MAKING NEWS AT CBA LIVE (Left): In an unplanned, unscripted moment, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting joined FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams and myself on stage during our Washington Wednesday morning general session. Comptroller Otting announced at CBA LIVE a meeting with the FDIC , OCC and Fed to review CRA and an agreement in principle on the modernization efforts… The CBALIVE-Stream...
  • April 9, 2019
    To mark 100 years of helping finance the American dream, CBA's ambassadors gathered for leadership photos, including past and present board members and members of CBA's committees. It has been an incredible week in our nation’s capital, as we hosted CBA LIVE 2019 - the biggest event in its 10-year history. We welcomed nearly 1,600 attendees, including more than 750 senior banking leaders, and...
  • March 29, 2019
    CBA LIVE 2019: The Currency of NOW Record Attendance: 1,600+ Attendees. 750+ Bankers. See you all on Monday! Cajun Thoughts: Cajun Thoughts: CBA LIVE 2019 For those attending the record-setting CBA LIVE 2019, while there will be much substantive dialogue, you will also be treated to our usual fun fest. Many surprises are in store! And, of course, don’t forget to pack your jeans! Arthur J. Morris...
  • March 22, 2019
    Arthur J. Morris , Founder CBA Centennial: 100 Years of Financing the American Dream CBA Leadership penned an op-ed examining the creation, evolution and current state of retail banking – which all started with CBA’s original members. Before CBA’s original membership formed as Morris Plan Banks, consumer loans as we know them today were virtually nonexistent and each loan was expected to be...
  • March 15, 2019
    CBA LIVE 2019: Don't miss Bank of America Chairman of the Board & CEO Brian Moynihan speak at CBA LIVE about the state of retail banking. Register today here . Mr. Moynihan sat down with CNBC 's 'The Exchange' on Thursday to discuss the bank's efforts toward digital banking, diversity, the U.S. economy and other hot button topics. Bank of America plans to open 500 U.S. branches over the next...
  • March 8, 2019
    Awesome CBA Deposits & Payments Committee representation at CBA Premier Sponsor Harland Clarke 's Executive Forum in Scottsdale, AZ. From left to right: Vice Chair Desiree Wolfe of Webster Bank ; Matt Wind of Comerica ; Jennifer Dier of Hancock Whitney . Thanks Matt for the picture! Cajun Thoughts: AMERICANS LIKE BIG BANKS You might have read WSJ’s recent article about how Americans love big...
  • March 1, 2019
    Join us April 1-3, 2019 in Washington, D.C. for CBA LIVE 2019: The Currency of NOW to experience 90 hours of programming, powerhouse speakers and unprecedented networking with senior bankers. Sign up here to be part of retail banking's must-attend event. Cajun Thoughts: BILL PAY SOLUTIONS I read an article this week about the company ClickSWITCH which offers an automated account transfer solution...
  • February 22, 2019
    CBA’s Fraud Working Group held their in-person meeting at CBA HQ this week. Participants discussed hot button business topics such as the use of Zelle and real time payments under Regulation E, bipartisan BSA/AML relief and issues around data security. The group also heard from sponsor FICO about global fraud and technology trends. Cajun Thoughts: CBA STUDENT LENDING ROLLOUT CBA Board Chairman...
  • February 15, 2019
    CBA’s Education Funding Committee was in D.C. last week to meet with new members of the House Education and Labor Committee as well as the Senate HELP Committee to discuss the benefits of private student loans, advocate for a ‘Know Before You Owe’ policy and solutions to prevent over borrowing on federal student loans. Our members serve as the primary industry voice for private student loan...
  • February 8, 2019
    Obviously the big news this week is the merger of BB&T and SunTrust . Knowing both Kelly King and Bill Rogers for years, I recount many of my conversations with them separately. At last year’s CBA Executive Banking School, Kelly stated BB&T would not buy an out of market bank, and would rather buy a larger bank than a smaller bank because of compliance. And Bill told me he was not going...

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