Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

ABA Newsletter

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

ABA Newsletter

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Embrace technology, preserve trust

In his first Washington, D.C., press conference as ABA president, Hjalma Johnson urged his fellow bankers to make customer privacy their top priority. His theme for the Year 2000, he said, is: Embrace technology, preserve trust.

Noting that legislators have made it clear that consumer privacy will be a major Year 2000 issue, Johnson said that during the first 100 days of the new year he would like to see every bank in the country develop a formal privacy policy and make that policy publicly available in 100% of banks in 100 days, beginning January 1. For guidance on privacy questions, click to ABA's website,

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National Conference for Community Bankers

The Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., will be the venue for the ABA National Conference for Community Bankers Feb. 20-23.

A dynamic event that concentrates on need-to-know issues with top-flight presentations backed up by one of the largest community-bank exhibit halls in the country. For conference information, call ABA's Mary White at 1-800-BANKERS or e-mail her

Trust banking and financial modernization

The new world of financial modernization will be a key topic at the Feb. …

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