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 December

Consumer Financial Health Survey Shows Confidence and Good Savings
Despite unpredictable financial markets and a strong consuming ethic, most Americans have also acquired a healthy savings habit and--in most income brackets--have money set aside for a rainy day, future education requirements or retirement, a new survey...
Fair-Lending: The Next Generation
Bankers looking for a heads-up on the Justice Department's future direction on fair-lending enforcement can expect to see more of the same-but less of the familiar-in the period ahead. "We will continue to direct our attention to discrimination in...
Find Your Leader
When it comes to finding diverse leadership, it's not as if banks have ever lacked influence at w. or near the top from someone other than a banker. After all, outside directors at community banks come from a wide range of backgrounds. And it's...
How the Net Measures Up under Fair Lending
Anne Wallace, a manager in the Washington, D.C., office of KPMG Barefoot Marrinan, a business unit of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. Originating credit applications on the Internet raises a host of legal and regulatory issues for banks, notably fair lending....
Modern Miners Plumb for Gold
Credit scoring joins a growing arsenal of data mining and analysis tools, which banks hope will strengthen their ties to customers In their quest to fashion the $200 billion financial services institution of the 21st Century, the people who manage...
New School for the Millennium
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." If anything, the rapid pace of today's world has only heightened the sense of those words since H.G. Wells wrote them in 1920. Banks are not immune from this contest;...
Regulators Put Teeth into Y2K Guidelines
If bankers fool the hot breath of Jan. 1, 2000 on the backs of their necks just a bid more this month than before. It's not for no reason. Regulators have, by a simple manover Until recently, virtually every pronouncement put out about the Year...
With Y2K, Silence Is Deadly
We're 13 months away from either the biggest event or the biggest nonevent in modern history. Most likely the actual effects of the year 2000 problem will fall somewhere between those extremes--closer to nonevent, let's hope. Most of the "Y2K" focus...
Zions' Young Lion
To borrow from Gilbert and Sullivan, Harris Simmons is the very model of a modern financial executive. Under Simmons' leadership, and according to his blueprint, his institution, $12.4 billion-assets Zions Bancorp., continues to assemble a multi-state...
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