Richard's Rapid Fire

  • 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...
  • 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...

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