ABA Banking Journal

Founded in July of 1908, ABA Banking Journal online contains the complete text of ABA Banking Journal, a monthly magazine on commercial bank operation and management published by Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Articles cover employee relations, recruiting and training. Subjects in the magazine also include installment, mortgage, commercial, and industrial lending as well as correspondent, foreign, and retail banking; deposit gathering; bank cards; asset and liability management; data processing and telecommunications; security; government relations; and legal and regulatory developments. The publication also provides a calendar of ABA-sponsored courses, seminars and workshops. William W. Streeter is the Editor-in-Chief and Robert DeMarco is the Group Publisher/Senior Vice President. Steve Cocheo is the Executive Editor and Andrea Rovira is the Editorial Assistant.

Articles from Vol. 93, No. 1, January

ABA Research Shows What Deposit Insurance Reform Could Yield-And What It Could Cost
Behind many facets of the ongoing debate over deposit insurance reform is this: Many banks stand is dire need of loanable funds and wonder if reform might bring more in. Some bankers think larger depositors will bring more money to their institutions...
An Endless Election. and Then What?
"IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." --Winston Churchill The most unusual election in U.S. history may end up giving us the most unusual Congressional session in U.S. history....
B2B E-Commerce Gets a Made-for-Internet Payment System
Although analysts are predicting that worldwide business-to-business e-commerce sates will grow from $145 million in 1999 to $7.29 trillion in 2004, a bottleneck in today's payment infrastructure could choke off much of that potential, according to...
Bankers & Supervisors Prepare for Operating Risk Capital Charges
In 1998, an international team of bank supervisors reported that awareness of operational risk as a separate risk category was relatively low at major banks. That began to change for bankers after June 1999, when the powerful Basel Committee on Bank...
Banks Could Benefit from Web-Based 401(k)s
New research in the trust area shows that web-based programs are emerging as a significant disrupter to the $2.5 trillion defined contribution industry--much as online brokerage trading did before it. In a study just released, TowerGroup, Needham,...
E-Banking 2001: Where Are We Headed?
'Tis the season for musing about where we are and where we're going. Not that anybody really knows for sure. But in this column ABABJ will set aside the usual requirement of objectivity and I'll venture some personal observations about the past and...
Farm Bankers' Forecast: Cloudy, with Chance of Continued Aid
Five-banker panel reviews 2000 and looks ahead to the 2001 growing season, finding little cause for optimism Freedom to farm legislation has had a long tryout now, though perhaps not under the most ideal conditions. There will be debate over the...
How Do I Get a Good Start on the Web?
Is your bank a website "newbie"? Usually the term applies to internet users who are neophytes in the world of browsers and chatrooms, but the same term could apply to community banks that haven't ventured into cyberspace at all or with only a basic...
Identity Theft
Reaching out to keep "data snatching" criminals from robbing the bank In a society where we work so hard to make a name, there's something inherently scary in the thought that the "selves" we've constructed could be compromised. The idea that...
Is the Boom Actually Ending?
Community bankers note deteriorating credit and falling loan demand VOICES/the economy "Our Local economy can't continue the sustained growth rate that has occurred during the past six to eight years" Texas banker "The housing market here...
MIT's Jeremiah Asks More of Computers
ANSWERING Michael Dertouzos, director of MIT Laboratory ASKING Lauren Bleiski, managing editor Michael Dertouzos has been Director of MIT Laboratory for Computer Science since 1974. The lab, associated with the development of RSA encryption,...
Over-Anticipating the Fed
RECENTLY, MOST ECONOMIC forecasts have begun with an assumption that the Fed is on the verge of easing monetary policy. There is even market angst that recession will hit before the Fed can sufficiently re-liquefy. Let's get one thing straight....
Serving the Wealthy: Everybody Wants In
It's getting harder and harder to win once you're in, according to a new survey. Northern Trust has adapted smartly A great many banks seem to be jumping on the private banking/wealth management bandwagon these days. And no wonder: an awful lot...
Technology and Productivity: Does It All Add Up?
A slew of tech developments give banks more options than ever, and maybe banks work smarter as a result Cell phones, PDAs, XML, and internet payment gateways. PDF, e-CRM interfaces, IVR systems, and VRU systems. Business rules. Relational databases,...
The Search for Funding
Regulators, bankers, and home loan bank leaders debate the risks of nontraditional funding In the movie "Cool Hand Luke," the top guard summed up a troublesome situation with the immortal line: "What we have here is a failure to communicate." ...
Time to Halt a Downward Spiral
MANY BANKERS ARE TAKING TO heart the oft-voiced maxim to run their business based on what customers want. That is a timely development if the comments from a recent bank-customer focus group are any measure. The focus group took place in front...
Time to Take Away Your Compliance Officer's Extra Hats
Compliance challenges have grown too large to he trusted to jacks--of--all--trade and multitaskers, even in community banks Ralph Nader has been most recently talked about as a presidential candidate, but when he first arrived on the national stage...
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