Richard's Rapid Fire

  • March 18, 2016
    Leadership Unplugged and Wearing Denim I wish we all were still in Phoenix wearing our jeans! CBA LIVE, once again, featured a sold-out exhibit hall, record attendance and an outpouring of social media engagement. If you missed a session, be sure to view #CBALIVE . With hundreds of tweets, you’ll be able to relive many key moments from Leadership Unplugged. Thank you to our attendees, sponsors...
  • March 11, 2016
    We had an incredible time in Phoenix for CBA LIVE 2016, marking the seventh straight year of record attendance. On Sunday, our Board, Committee and Council members discussed key issues at in-person meetings, and we capped off the night with the Chairman’s Reception where we honored Chase’s Bill Jensen and CBA’s own Steve Zeisel for their longtime service and commitment to CBA. We also hosted our...
  • March 4, 2016
    CBA LIVE 2016 Kicks Off on Sunday We are locked, loaded, and waiting for you to arrive for another record breaking CBA LIVE! A number of us are already on the ground in Phoenix and the rest of the CBA team joins us later today and tomorrow. The final details are getting wrapped up, the weather is perfect, and we all remembered our blue jeans! On Sunday, all the committees and the CBA Board of...
  • February 26, 2016
    CBA LIVE 2016 – Customize Your Experience Via the App We have a record number of bankers registered, a record number of regulators, and, if we continue our current pace, 2016 will be our sixth straight year of record attendance . With essentially one week to go, we hope you are as excited as we are for CBA LIVE 2016! This week, we launched the CBA LIVE 2016: Leadership Unplugged mobile app. Be...
  • February 19, 2016
    Can you feel the heat? Just two weeks left until CBA LIVE. This week's weather forecast for Phoenix is looking pretty good. CBA LIVE 2016 On Track for Record Attendance With just two weeks until the big day, CBA LIVE 2016 is on track to be one for the record books. The agenda is set . We have our plane tickets. And we will soon pack our bags, remembering not to forget our jeans . The exhibit hall...
  • February 12, 2016
    Small-Dollar Lending Gets Presidential Attention Earlier this week, President Obama released his final budget proposal which included a $10 million dollar line-item that would fund a small-dollar loan program through Community Development Financial Institutions. President Obama is right to recognize low-and moderate-income American families often need access to short-term liquidity. But here is...
  • February 5, 2016
    Many CBA Members Already Serving Unbanked Earlier this week, in conjunction with a Wednesday field hearing in Louisville, KY, the CFPB made headlines by calling on the nation’s 25 largest banks to offer alternative (i.e. low-cost, no overdraft) checking accounts to consumers. CBA strongly believes all U.S. consumers should have access to checking accounts with upfront fee disclosures and clear...
  • January 29, 2016
    Evolution of Banking: M&A is New Norm For months , we have discussed the industry is undergoing a transformation due to three major disruptions: the economy, the regulatory environment, and advancements in technology. Any one of these would have been trying, but all three at once created the perfect storm. Knowing this, I was not surprised by Tuesday’s announcement that Huntington is...
  • January 22, 2016
    Cordray to Offer Keynote at CBA LIVE We are pleased to announce CFPB Director Richard Cordray will join us for CBA LIVE 2016. A man who needs no introduction, Director Cordray will join me on the big stage on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, to discuss all things CFPB. Remember, if you have not registered yet, it is not too late! CBA LIVE 2016: Leadership Unplugged takes place March 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ...
  • January 15, 2016
    Disruption Is the New Norm – ESPN is Next? On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported some daunting news for ESPN—one of my favorite networks. It seems “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” is no more free from disruption than banking. In banking this week, new data highlighted just how significant the shift has been from branch banking to mobile banking. According to a new survey by Javelin Strategy...

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