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. 92, No. 12, December

ABA Takes Action on Funding
While traveling around the country speaking with bankers about the issues they face, ABA President Don Mengedoth has been struck by a common concern shared by community bankers nationwide: funding and liquidity. On Nov. 13th, Don announced the creation...
At 25, Bankers' Bank Concept Meets Needs Old and New
Questions and answers about a very adaptable source of help for banks Back in December 1975, the Independent State Bank of Minnesota opened. The debut of a bank wouldn't ordinarily be special enough to warrant a lookback, but this was a bank with...
Banks Begin to Tap the Web's Potential for Internal Change
Some call it "webizing." The results can be far more dramatic than online banking has been so far "The Internet will change everything!" web evangelists have been telling us for the past five years. Bankers have mostly been looking at the marketing...
Banks Dip a Toe into E-Recruitment
With unemployment continuing its unseasonable lows and demand for good workers at an all-time high, businesses are beginning to rely more on websites to supplement traditional recruiting methods. Forrester Research, for one, is predicting a surge in...
Bid Management System Handles "Big-Ticket" RFPs
Bid Management is a new, hosted network from CapitalStream.com for RFP creation, contract negotiation, and loan processing to attract funding for the largest of the large. Web-enabled financial services, automated quoting and rate sheet selection,...
Current Gasoline Prices: How Much Burden?
THE MODERATION IN CONsumer-spending growth evident in the 2000 second and third quarters is likely to continue in 2001. Several factors contributing to this include 1. the negative wealth effect associated with the stock-market uncertainty, 2. high...
FDIC's Bullpen Soon Down by One
"Skip" Hove has a record most relief pitchers would envy. FDIC's banker-in-residence helped pull the insurance fund back from the brink and helped mold the insurer of the future Skip Hove is going home, after a banker's adventure of a lifetime--and...
Getting the "E-Process Edge"
ANSWERING Mark McDonald, director of the center for Process Excellence, Andersen Consulting ASKING Lauren Bielski, managing editor Mark McDonald works to help companies define strategy and simplify business processes. He is the co-author of The...
How Do I Handle "Model Risk"? Part II
Outline approach guides you through it For each of the following items, a bank's Model Risk Management Policy should set a measurable "pass-fail" standard. In setting this minimum standard, the bank should consider: (a) How important is this...
Image Archive to Ease Paper Use?
Hoping to wean the nation's dependency on paper checks and reduce their own operating costs, Bank of America, The Chase Manhattan Bank, and IBM recently founded an imaging service bureau called Viewpointe Archive Services. Viewpointe is based on...
Juniper Launches Site with Clicks.And Other People's Bricks
With little marketing fanfare, Juniper Financial Corp. took its banking website live, signing up its first round of customers the end of October. "We wanted to launch the site and keep it open about a week to make sure all the operational issues were...
One-Click Violations and Other Cyber-Risks
Some bankers grow weary of multiple "hats." But not Andy Zavoina. In fact, in some ways, this makes life a easier for the Texas banker. Zavoina is a veteran compliance officer who is familiar to many in the bank compliance fraternity as an early...
One for the History Books
ELECTION 2000--WHAT A WAY TO start a century! It will likely go down as one of the most unusual elections in history. Even as you read this, the presidential race may not be settled. What is certain, though, is that it was the most expensive...
"Pass the Aspirin"
Every CEO has those management challenges that send them to their painkiller of choice. "Pass the Aspirin" is the answer, featuring questions from bankers answered by bankers. If you have a management conundrum, send it to Steve Cocheo, executive...
Protecting Your Systems from Intruders and "In-Truders"
The old saw says "better the devil you know, than the one you don't" but when it comes to a community bank's computer systems, it's the person you know who could represent the greater threat. Over the course of this year federal regulators have...
Report Predicts Rise of the "Distributor" and Key Role for Billpay
Two of the top issues and trends identified by bankers in this month's cover story (p.33) are margin squeeze and revenue growth. This would not surprise Robert Stein, chairman of Ernst & Young's Global Financial Services practice. A report released...
The Deposit Challenge: More Than Funding
IN AN ARTICLE WE PUBLISHED four years ago, consultant Ed Furash asked a group of bankers if they thought deposits were a "wasting annuity." None did. Judging by the comments reported in our cover story this month, we think most would agree with that...
TOP ISSUES & TRENDS for 2001
The year 2000 is all but history now, whereas 2001 is still unknown territory. Knowing what others expect to be important in the months ahead can be a useful check against your own thinking. In seeking insights for this report, we took a different...
Tough Enough to Take a Few Punches
The words "chargeoff" and "Wachovia" hardly ever appear in the same sentence. This year they did. CEO Bud Baker offers some reasons why For years, Wachovia Corp.--the $72-billion-asset king company with headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. and Atlanta--was...
Web in a Box
BofA's web-based services let small business owners take control of their shops When Bank of America announced that its web-based platform for the small business customer was open for all takers last month, the bank did more than give small companies...
Web Turns Local VA Effort into National Niche
Often, when a breadwinner in the military receives a new assignment, it means pulling up stakes and moving--twice. First there's a move to temporary onbase housing or a local motel. Then, after local financing is finally approved, the military family...
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