Richard's Rapid Fire

  • March 3, 2017
    Remembering Mark Czarnecki’s Leadership We are deeply saddened by the passing of our former Board Member, Mark Czarnecki , President and COO of M&T Bank. Mark was one of the first Board Members I met when I joined CBA in 2009. He provided me with keen insights and a steady hand during turbulent economic times. Mark began serving M&T customers in 1977 as an assistant branch manager before...
  • February 23, 2017
    CBA LIVE: Record Attendance on the Way Blowing past our year over year attendance numbers, we are on pace for record attendance at CBA LIVE 2017: Where [ it ] Begins. With a sold-out exhibit hall, a lively debate between banks and FinTech scheduled, and a speaker lineup featuring U.S. Bank CEO Richard Davis, Salesforce Einstein VP of Marketing Jim Sinai, and entrepreneur and Super Bowl MVP Roger...
  • February 17, 2017
    CFPB’s Future Uncertain, Consumers Left without Answers From placing the CFPB under the congressional appropriations process to abolishing the Bureau altogether, lawmakers have introduced a host of CFPB reform bills. Additionally, the U.S. Court of Appeals agreed to reconsider a previous ruling, which found the CFPB’s governing structure to be unconstitutional as it yielded too much power to its...
  • February 10, 2017
    CBA Walking Capitol Hill CBA is at its strongest when our Board of Directors comes together to chart a path forward. As CBA Board Chairman Ross Carey of U.S. Bank discussed with Morning Consult , we visited with 15 Senate offices (mostly Senate Dems) on Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of our membership and the customers they serve. In 2017, CBA’s top legislative priorities remain enacting a...
  • February 3, 2017
    Trump Vows to “Do a Big Number” on Dodd-Frank Planting a stake in the ground on regulatory reform, President Trump promised on Monday to “do a big number” to Dodd-Frank. Outlining his core financial principles, the President signaled to the marketplace and consumers that more regulation is not always a good thing and it is time to bring balance back to the industry. Furthering this notion, the...
  • January 27, 2017
    Busy First Week for the Trump Administration The new Administration is off and running. During President Trump’s first week in office, he announced a “regulatory freeze” for all executive departments and agencies. He also signed a host of executive orders on issues ranging from health care to immigration. With former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley confirmed as U.N. Ambassador and Rep. Mike...
  • January 20, 2017
    Inauguration Day: What you Need to Know At this time last year, who would have thought Donald Trump would be elected to serve as the 45 th President of the United States of America? Well, today is his inauguration, and I wish President Trump all the best. Confirmation hearings for Trump’s appointees are already underway, and it is expected most will be confirmed by the Senate. Additionally,...
  • January 13, 2017
    CFPB Straight Talk Launching a campaign to deny consumers the benefits of financial reform, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is throwing fuel on the fire of an already misdirected debate regarding the future of the CFPB. Voicing strong opposition to Dodd-Frank reform, Sen. Warren is not doing consumers any favors with her rigid position. Americans from across the country understand they need financial laws...
  • January 6, 2017
    115 th Congress Settles In for 2017 What a time to be in Washington. With the new Congress gearing up for 2017, here are a few key developments to keep you in the know: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was officially reelected as Speaker of the House, beating Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) by a 239-189 vote; Republicans added Sens. David Perdue (R-GA), Thom Tills (R-NC) and John Kennedy (R-LA) to the Senate...
  • December 22, 2016
    Happy Holidays From CBA On behalf of all of us here at CBA, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. For the holidays, I am heading home to Jennings, Louisiana to visit my family, and I hope you are able to do the same. Be safe, and I look forward to catching up with everyone in 2017. A Sit-down With Our Chairman on What it Means to be a Banker Tackling...

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