Richard's Rapid Fire

  • February 1, 2019
    U.S. Bank hosted CBA OnSite Education: MarketSim , led by Paul Leventhal in San Ramon, CA. This 3-day session leverages a simulation to deepen understanding of the risk/reward trade-offs in developing retail strategy, integrating customer segmentation, product offerings, pricing, delivery channels, marketing and branding. Interested in bringing an OnSite program to your bank? Learn more about...
  • January 25, 2019
    This week I visited great CBA member Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI where I met with President & CEO Peter Ho, a number of Managing Committee Members in addition to CBA Standing Committee Members. It was a great opportunity to hear first-hand their successes and challenges, and discuss hot button issues in the retail banking industry from how other CBA members are handling the Government...
  • January 18, 2019
    CBA launched a special " Contact Your Bank " page on our website dedicated to helping educate customers and the public on ways banks are assisting furloughed federal workers. CBA will continue to update this page as new programs are announced and please reach out to a CBA Team Member if you would like to add anything for your institution. Cajun Thoughts: The government shutdown is now entering...
  • January 11, 2019
    Cajun Thoughts: In my estimation, today is Day 1 of the partial government shutdown as this is the day about 800,000 workers will not receive their paycheck. This shutdown has a much different feel compared to the one in 2013, and even the one in 1995. Both good and bad. First, it is a partial, not complete, shutdown. Obviously, this is still very important, especially to those directly affected...
  • January 4, 2019
    Cajun Thoughts: The 116 th Congress convened yesterday with both new and returning members being officially sworn in. The CBA Team was spread out meeting with various members including Sen. Carper, Sen. Sinema, Sen. Cramer, Rep. Hollingsworth , Rep. Beatty , Rep. Meeks , and Rep. Graves . This is one of my favorite days of the year as our democracy once again prevails with a peaceful transition...
  • December 21, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: HOLIDAY WEEK Today begins one of my favorite weeks of the year, where I head down to Jennings, Louisiana to spend time with my mother, three older sisters and more than 10 nieces and nephews. As always, I will be visiting Walmart, Sonic, Boudin King and the 14 payday lenders. I hope all of you have time to spend with your families as we prepare for 2019 … WHAT’S IN A NAME I never...
  • December 14, 2018
    Yesterday’s CBA Holiday Party & Day of Fun was one for the books. We toured the U.S. Capitol, celebrated Janet Pike ’s retirement with House Speaker Paul Ryan , and ate well! Click here to see the surprise on Janet’s face when she saw Speaker Ryan , who she worked with before he was a Member of Congress and for when he was first elected. Cajun Thoughts: JANET PIKE … While the holidays are...
  • December 7, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: The Marriott breach has the potential to be one of the largest breaches in the U.S., and, yet, has not received the same volume of media coverage as others even though 500 million customers were affected. Just a reminder, retailers do not have the same GLBA standards banks have, and it is time Congress creates a level playing field on behalf of consumers… New BCFP Director …As you...
  • November 30, 2018
    Met this week (at their NYC HQ) with JPMorgan Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett. . Register here for CBA LIVE 2019: The Currency of Now to hear Thasunda speak! D.C. DOWNLOAD Kraninger Procedural Vote: On Thursday , the Senate invoked cloture on Kathleen Kraninger’s nomination to become Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection . A final vote on her confirmation is expected...
  • November 16, 2018
    Cajun Thoughts: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. In addition to being thankful for my family and 5 friends, I am thankful to be with the CBA Family … 69 great corporate members , 110 associate members , 466 committee members , and 27 ( 4 more on the way ) CBA Team members . Most importantly, don’t forget the Dallas Cowboys play at 4:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day . Short of any...

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