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. 95, No. 1, January

ABA, LexisNexis Offer New USA Patriot Act Solution. (ABA Resources)
ABA and LexisNexis have announced an alliance to help banks combat terrorism, reduce identity theft and comply with the USA Patriot Act. The Patriot Act mandates that banks verify the identity of all new customers, maintain records of this information...
AG Pulse 2003: Ag Lenders Assess Year Where Good Was Bad, and Bad Was Worse. (Community Banking)
"We've lost every one of our young farmers," said Gary Canada, president of Bank of England, Ark., historically home to numerous cotton, rice, and soybean producers. But when Canada gave his grim report, it was with a difference. England lost...
Anne Rivers Tries the "High-Wire": The Banker, the Marketing Guru, and the 15% Profit Shot. (Risk Management)
Monday, 7:38 AM Oh no, I thought. Not again. I was in my boss' office. It was Monday morning, so early the coffee still smelled fresh. "Something wrong, Pete?" I said, taking a seat. "Actually, yes," he said. "You know that management conference...
"An Uncommon War". (Briefing: The Money War)
"We're not facing two guys in a Chevy Caprice. We're facing decades of design." That was how Treasury Department General Counsel David Aufhauser summed up the difference between the manhunt for the D.C. snipers and the ongoing challenge of stopping...
B2B Banking in the Thin: For Largest Banks, the Web's the Way to Cut Costs. (Tech Topics)
At the largest banks, thin is increasingly in for cash management, remittance, or in other dealings related to business payments and transactions. The "thin" in question has nothing to do the aesthetics of sculpted body or high fashion, of course,...
Capitol Prospects: ABA's Veteran Legislative Leaders Assess the Congress Just Closed and the Congress to Come. (Cover Story)
There is nothing quite so frustrating as being firmly convinced that you are right, and that the rest of the world is misguided, misinformed, or just plain nuts. Any banker who has been fervently convinced at one time or another that what he or...
Did the Fed Blink? (the Economy)
THE FEDERAL RESERVE UNDER the chairmanship of Alan Greenspan is widely credited with conducting monetary policy well. Yet, significant misgivings exist about the economic course that lies ahead. The source of those concerns often may originate in areas...
FCS Abandons Key Mission, Says Report. (Community Banking)
What's wrong with these pictures? * Several Farm Credit System institutions participated in $30 million worth of a $499 million loan to an individual who wanted to buy 460,000 acres of timberland in Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The borrower?...
"Good Lobbying"? (Editor's Column)
TO QUITE A FEW PEOPLE, THAT phrase would seem to be a contradiction in terms. As a choice of profession, "lobbyist" is unlikely to be on the top-ten list. The word has a taint. Media types (those bastions of purity) often characterize lobbyists...
Mind Your Own Business: Why Your Mother's Advice Won't Work in Cyberspace. (Special Advertising Supplement)
ABA Banking Journal's White Paper for January 2003: Covering the Risk EXECUTIVE SUMMARY For the full article go to www.ababj.com/whp03 You're a bank that stores confidential customer records in the seemingly secure electronic databases of your...
"Pass the Aspirin". (Community Banking)
If you have a management conundrum you'd like input on, send it to Steve Cocheo, executive editor: e-mail: scocheo@sbpub.com; fax to 212-633-1165; or mail to ABA Banking Journal, 345 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014 THE HEADACHE Community bank...
Platform Sales Best Practices. (Bank Investment Marketing)
The practice of licensing bank platform staff to sell annuities, life insurance, and mutual funds has grown rapidly. The resulting performance, however, varies widely. In order to determine what works and what doesn't, Independent Financial Marketing...
Rudy on Leadership. (Briefing)
He got a chuckle after his Godfather imitation and reeled them in with anecdotes from his days as crime fighter and mayor. He received a standing ovation or two and roused the chorus with talk of ending retirement heading back into pubLic life....
Sizing Up the New Congress: ABA Chairman's Position. (Briefing)
ON THE MORNING AFTER THE NOV. 5 elections, NBC'S Washington bureau chief and Meet the Press host, Tim Russert, put the elections in perspective. "It's historic," he said. "Not since 100 years ago has a Republican in a midterm election captured seats...
Still Hunkered Down: All's Quiet on the IT Budget Front, with a Few Standout Exceptions. (Tech Topics)
Bank executives will stay within the course of caution for 2003. The potent mix of war threat, slow economy, and a malingering hangover of corporate scandals will each do its part to keep free-spending IT visionaries on the sidelines. Yet while...
What to Do When the Boom Is Over: Preparing for the Inevitable Is the Key. Options Include Adding New Products for the New Home-Buyer Market and Reducing Overhead. (Mortgage Lending)
Sixty-eight percent of all American families own homes, the most ever, and a notable increase from 64% just ten years ago. And that market is being held aloft by a wealth of refinancings supported by low interest rates. Today, there are 70% more mortgage...
Where's the Commitment? (Webnotes)
Once again this New Year column is given over to my personal thoughts about what's happening in the world of e-banking. We can start where I left off last year, which is where I started off the year before, which is where... U.S. banks, even...
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