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. 3, March

A Bank Where the Customer Is Always Right
Deposits, not loans, are the focus for Commerce Bancorp, and customer service is the way it attracts Low-cost funds A little-known bank based in Cherry Hill, N.J., has begun to fly right smack into the radar of its big-time competitors. Lifting...
Adding Life to Bank Broker' Sales
New study finds that banks are boosting securities brokerage revenues by selling life insurance Banks have struggled to sell life insurance through the financial consultants who sell mutual funds and annuities in bank branches, but have made substantial...
Bank Economists See Slowdown, Not Recession
ALTHOUGH ECONOMIC GROWTH continues to slow, a recession is unlikely in 2001, the ABA Economic Advisory Committee (EAC) said following its late-January meeting. The committee continues to see significant downside risk and anticipates the Federal Reserve...
Deposit Insurance Reform: What Bankers Are Saying
MORE THAN 200 BANKERS HAVE responded to my fax memo of January 3 to share their opinions on the benefits and costs associated with increasing federal deposit-insurance levels. And comments are still arriving. What impresses me about the responses is...
Don't Be an April Fool over Insurance Sales
If your bank sells any kind of insurance -- even if it's only federal flood or crop coverage -- you'd better be ready to comply with new federal insurance sales rules by April 1 One of the tradeoffs of ongoing financial modernization is increased...
Growth for Its Own Sake
IT CAN BE FASHIONABLE TO declare that growth for its own sake in business is misguided. And that quality of earnings, productivity, consistency are more important. Those things are important, and unbridled or unmanaged growth can be harmful. But when...
Has Dot.com Banking Peaked?
Bricks to clicks Who could forget banking industry analysts' predictions in the mid-nineties that clicks would replace bricks as the customer's primary mode of conducting financial services? They also predicted that the traditional branch would...
Mailbox
NO EXTENSION FOR TRAVEL RULE--UNLESS... Q. Will the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) extend the "Travel Rule" exception beyond the date of May 31, 2001? A. No. The ABA Regulatory and Legislative Advisory, September 1999, reported:...
Making the Customer Relationship Work
From the start, NextCard's strategies were about finding good customers and providing A+ service to keep them In one sense, NextCard can be thought of as a product of the first blush of the industry's romance with e-commerce. Back in 1997 when the...
New Basle Accord Will Shake Up Tradition
On January 16, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York served as the stage for a global rollout of the newest proposal for revisions to capital adequacy standards--what is commonly referred to as the Basle Accord. The new capital adequacy standard,...
New Charters: Here to Stay?
The late '90s' bumper crop of new banks seemed to some to be an investment play, but to date most of these fledglings are focused on what they set out to do--meet real needs for local service The banking industry's biggest story over the past decade...
One More Squeeze Left in the Orange?
ABA BJ's exclusive early-bird earnings poll finds two-thirds of banks hope to top a successful 2000 in 2001 Recession talk is in the air and big corporations seem hell-bent in outdoing each other with announcements of layoffs, postponed plans, and...
Spectrum Hopes to Spur Use of Bill Presentment
As the bill payment and presentment industry continues to find its feet, the ongoing slow adoption rates almost seem like an Enter Center Stage cue for Spectrum EBP, a bank-owned consortium formed in 1999 to provide a universal switch for connecting...
Standards Would Lower Securities Settlement Risk
A set of standards to help central bankers and securities regulators reduce the risks in the world's securities settlement networks was released in January by a joint task force of the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the International...
Stop Holding a Mirror to Your Capabilities
Start Looking at your business through the eyes of your customer. Demand strategy enables you to profitably capture current and emerging demand share Financial services are about as competitive as it gets. Every day brings more players vying for...
T+1: Countdown to 2004
Some might say the SEC- imposed objective of next-day settlement is Mission Impossible, but the investment community is taking its best shot To go the distance in a market characterized by higher trading volumes and decimalization -- and to achieve...
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