CBA’s Suite 550 Podcast

Suite 550 is the Consumer Bankers Association’s regular podcast exploring all things retail banking. Each episode offers expert insight into a unique aspect of our industry, including emerging trends, regulatory highlights or legislative updates.
  • Season 2, Episode 3 - Featuring CBA Digital Chair Josh Winstead, TIAA, and Tim Ruhe, Fiserv

    Episode: 13
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Josh Winstead, the new chair of CBA’s Digital Channels Committee and TIAA Bank’s SVP - Director of Digital Strategy and Operations, discusses with Tim Ruhe, Vice President of Real-Time Payments for Fiserv, what consumers are looking for in digital banking platforms, digital advancements and how banks are speeding up payment processing. Josh and Tim are joined by CBA’s Associate General Counsel...
  • Season 2, Episode 2 - Featuring CBA Auto Finance Committee Chair Rich Porrello, Huntington and Auto Vertical Leader Lou Loquasto, Equifax

    Episode: 2
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Rich Porrello, the chair of CBA's Auto Finance Committee and EVP - Auto Finance Group Director with Huntington, joined Lou Loquasto, the Auto Vertical Leader at Equifax, and CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt to discuss the latest auto lending trends, the continued strength of the auto lending market as well as what cars Americans are buying among other hot topics in the sector.
  • Season 2, Episode 1 – Featuring CBA Incoming Chair Todd Barnhart of PNC

    Episode: 1
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Todd Barnhart, Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Distribution with PNC Bank and CBA's Board Chairman for the upcoming year, sits down with CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt to discuss the Association's legislative and regulatory priorities as well as the changes the industry has undergone since the financial crisis.
  • Episode 10 – Featuring Dan VanSciver, Sallie Mae, and Mark Weintraub, Wells Fargo

    Episode: 10
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    CBA’s Internal Audit Committee brings together senior audit leaders to facilitate discussions on emerging industry risks and professional issues. CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt catches up with Committee Chair Dan VanSciver, Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Officer with Sallie Mae, and Mark Weintraub, Chief Operational Risk Officer with Wells Fargo, about the committee’s work and the...
  • Episode 9 - Featuring Steve Zeisel and Sue Whitson of BMO Harris Bank

    Episode: 9
    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has released its anticipated advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the Community Reinvestment Act. This is the first step in modernizing the law, which was enacted four decades ago. CBA's President and CEO discussed the modernization effort and CBA's work on this important law with CBA's General Counsel Steve Zeisel and the Chair of CBA's Community...
  • Episode 8 - Featuring Tom Parrish of BMO Harris Bank

    Episode: 8
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    CBA's Home Equity Lending Committee Chair Tom Parrish, Head of Retail Lending Product Management with BMO Harris Bank, sits down with CBA's Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs Sam Whitfield to discuss the benefits of home equity lines of credit, how a rising interest rate effects the product and the recent changes to the tax treatment of these loans.
  • Episode 7 - Featuring ICBA's Cam Fine

    Episode: 7
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    Before his upcoming retirement after 15 years as President and CEO of ICBA, Cam Fine sits down with CBA’s Richard Hunt to discuss the evolution of the banking industry and his career in banking – from his first days working a check sorting machine to opening his own bank in Missouri before taking the helm of ICBA. Cam also talks about how regulations governing banking have changed over the years...
  • Episode 6 - Featuring Discover’s John Vidovich & Citizens’ Christine Roberts

    Episode: 6
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Congress is taking the first steps in reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. Learn how this legislation can help banks finance the education goals of their customers from CBA’s Education Funding Chair John Vidovich, Vice President of Business Development with Discover Financial, and Vice Chair Christine Roberts, Head of Student Lending at Citizens Bank. For more information on this issue, read...
  • Episode 5 - Featuring CBA Executive Banking School's Paul Leventhal

    Episode: 5
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Want to take your banking knowledge to the next level? Join Paul Leventhal, Chairman of the Faculty Advisory Committee for CBA Executive Banking School and professor emeritus for finance at Bishop’s University, and Melissa Cabocel, CBA’s Senior Vice President of Education and Director of CBA Executive Banking School, as they discuss CBA Advaned Education offerings, including the benefits of...
  • Episode 4 - Featuring Huntington's David Mehrle & Citizens' Maria Leonard

    Episode: 4
    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    CBA's Risk Committee Chair David Mehrle with Huntington Bank and immediate past Committee Chair Maria Leonard of Citizens Financial discuss the group's work developing risk management practices and what it means to head the risk divisions for their respective banks. Maria and David also discuss how banks’ risk departments meet their regulatory obligations as well as serve as the first line of...
  • Episode 3 - Featuring U.S. Bank's Chief Innovation Officer Dominic Venturo

    Episode: 3
    Thursday, March 1, 2018
    In this episode of CBA's Suite 550 podcast, U.S. Bank's Chief Innovation Officer Dominic Venturo discusses the use of technology and how banks are creating state-of-the-art offerings to better serve their customers.
  • Episode 2 – Featuring Frost Bank’s Cindy Reeves & Regions’ Tangie Holland

    Episode: 2
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
    CBA's CFPB Committee Chair Cindy Reeves of Frost Bank and Vice Chair Tangie Holland of Regions sit down with CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt to talk about the Committee's work for the year. Cindy and Tangie also discuss their experience in banking and how technology has changed the way banks are working to serve their customers as well as some of the regulatory changes that have occurred since...
  • Episode 1 - Featuring Brad Conner of Citizens Bank

    Episode: 1
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    CBA Board Chair Brad Conner of Citizens Bank sits down with CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt for the inaugural Suite 550 podcast. In this episode Brad and Richard discuss the evolution of banking over the last several decades and the impact technology has had - and is having - on the industry.