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. 81, No. 5, May

A Retailer's POS Views
A retailer's POS views For point of sale payments to succeed, the three primary players--bankers, retailers, and consumers--must all accept it. Often missing has been the retailer. Just what do retailers want? During an ABA POS conference in Chicago...
Bankers Disclose DP Choices
Bankers disclose DP choices More community banks prefer doing data processing themselves than using an outside service, according to an informal poll of members of ABA's Community Bankers Council and its Advisory Board. Of the 41 community banks...
Banks Reveal Deposit Policies
Banks reveal deposit policies Survey finds customer service is watched closely and ATMs are just about everywhere Almost 500 bankers contributed extensive data to ABA's annual Retail Deposit Services Report. The report, now in its 11th consecutive...
Baptism by FSLIC
Baptism by FSLIC Day 1: Welcome to the House Banking Committee. Day 2: Help us solve the FSLIC crisis. New committee members, profiled here, have to learn a lot fast Seven congressmen joined the House Banking Committee in January, and if they felt...
Better Sales, by Design
Better sales, by design How important is a branch's visual appearance to the success of that office? Plenty important, according to the new Branch Design and Merchandising Guide, recently released by ABA. "Banking in the 1990s and beyond will...
Capital Hosts NOAC
Capital hosts NOAC ABA's 1989 National Operations Automation Conference provides latest on systems and services This year's ABA National Operations and Automation Conference--set for May 21-24 in Washington, D.C.--promises attendees a wealth of information...
Correspondent Balances Continue to Slip
Correspondent balances continue to slip An increasing focus on fee-based compensation over compensating balances--that's how one banker explained the drop in correspondent demand balance last year. This factor and others led to a 10% decline in...
Electronic Payments Ready to Take Off
Electronic payments ready to take off Banks are gearing up to meet increasing corporate and government demand by implementing EDI technology As many corporations continue efforts to cut paper and costs, they are expanding their use of electronic data...
Farmer Mac Gets Ready to Roll
Farmer Mac gets ready to roll Former Farm Credit chief explains how banks can participate in the newest secondary market Mar. 2, 1989, marked a milestone in the development of the "Farmer Mac" program. On that date, the first annual meeting...
How "Quick on Its Feet" Is Your Bank?
How "quick on its feet" is your bank? The tangled circumstances banks must operate under never cease to amaze us. Yet equally amazing is the growing number of banks that, hemmed in as they are by writ and regulation, are successfully redefining the...
Industry Initiatives Can Ease CRA Headaches
Industry initiatives can ease CRA headaches The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 is a dozen years old and, like most emerging teenagers, this one is having growing pains. Community groups want to see CRA made tougher. Congress came close to...
Inflation Threat Easing
Inflation threat easing Federal Reserve officials are more confident now that they will successfully curb inflationary pressures in the economy. But they caution that patience will be required by investors and the public at large. A slowdown of...
Is Your PC Infected?
Is your PC infected? Banks expand efforts to reduce threat of crippling computer "viruses" Early in November 1988, much of the computer world's attention was focused briefly on a computer "virus" that had "infected" a major government and scientific...
Q&A on M&A
Q&A on M&A Banker-turned-consultant Mark Olson answers community bankers' merger & acquisition queries on valuation, taxes, goodwill, due diligence Whether they plan to be a buyer, seller, or interested bystander, community banks have...
Service Bureau or In-House? 11 Factors to Consider
Service bureau or in-house? 11 factors to consider Despite the many changes in bank operations, the number of choices for handling processing work remains two. Twenty years ago, banks had a choice between manual methods or a service bureau. Now...
Shrinking the "Paper Iceberg." (Exchange National Bank of Chicago)
Shrinking the "paper iceberg" When Don Reisse took over the credit department at Chicago-based Exchange National Bank, he immediately set out to update its file management procedures. "We knew we needed to make some improvements," says Reisse,...
Teaching the Risks Away
Teaching the risks away Bankers are turning to educational tactics in order lower the risk on CRA loans Loans made according to the provisions of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 have been something of a test for banks. One reason why...
Texans Take the Hill
Texans take the Hill March 2. It's a fine sunny day in the nation's capital. Yet there are clouds over Congress. The legislature is facing one of its biggest challenges in years, the FSLIC crisis. This particular day feels a bit like the banking...
Two CRA Developments Have Major Impact
Two CRA developments have major impact Warning: Catch-up ball is a losing strategy for Community Reinvestment Act Compliance. Consider whether an objective, or adversarial, observer would apply the following description to your bank: "The bank...
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