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. 83, No. 3, March

ABA Rips Treasury Wire Transfer Ideas
ABA rips Treasury wire transfer ideas The Treasury Department's proposal for wire transfer recordkeeping, intended to produce a paper trail for money laundering investigations, was attacked by ABA as unworkable and too costly to banks. An ABA...
Bank Goes All out for 100th Anniversary
Bank goes all out for 100th anniversary At Copiah Bank's Christmas party at the end of 1989, the bank staff and directors and their wives honored three employees-June Thorne, Louise Fugate, and Ann Newell-who collectively had given the bank 100 years...
Banks Soften the Blow of Layoffs
It's personal. It's emotional. It can seem heartless and cruel. Conducting a major layoff has to be the most agonizing action a bank can take. While employees can't be expected to understand and accept a layoff, it can be handled in a manner that...
Biting the Hand That Feeds
We have been hearing the term "credit crunch" for about a year now. It first surfaced in regard to the controversial crackdown by regulators on real estate loans in the Northeast. Through frequent repetition of the phrase, it has come to be accepted...
Branch Managers Learn to Sell
How do you inspire branch managers who devote all their time to running the bank to add sales motivation to their list of priorities? The answer these days seems to be, train them and give them goals and incentives. To hook the branch managers into...
Disability Guidelines Pose More Questions
Proposed guidelines implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 answer some of banks' early questions but raise others regarding automated teller machines, teller counters, and more. Comments are due by March 25 on the Architectural...
Home Loan Banks Seek Bank Business with Some Success
Among the rows of exhibitors' booths at last October's ABA Annual Convention was an unfamiliar face, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. The Federal Home Loan Bank System traditionally sat on the thrift side of the financial services arena. However,...
Hot to Improve Net Interest Margins
The squeeze on net interest margins is forcing every banker to become more keenly aware of account profitability. However, a systematic approach to pricing credits continues to be lacking in most community banks. Banks making 60 or even 100 basis points...
Playing to Win, with a Million-Dollar Ante
The cliche, "It takes money to make money, " may be old but it still rings true when it comes to banks' securities processing business. These fee-based products over the years have been treated as unwanted stepchildren at many banks, which ultimately...
Retooling Systems for Reforms Past and Future
When E. Gerald Corrigan, president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, faced the Senate Banking Committee in July, 1989, his words were measured and grim, but not unexpected. The interrelated forces of technology and financial innovation," he warned,...
Small Town Banker with a National Presence
It's 7:30 a. m. on a bright December morning and the usual gang is collecting at Dixie's in Asheboro, N.C.Pete, Jim, Joe, Dr. Shore, Tom, David, and Jim Culberson. The talk flows easily about the town, the Persian Gulf, and the visitor from New York...
Tackling Soaring Bankruptcy Filings
Congress never passed them. You won't read about them in any law book. And you won't see them explicitly in the figures released each year by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. But they exist-the new bankruptcy sections called "chapter...
War Prompts Banks to Review Security
Bankers who gathered in New Orleans for the ABA National Security and Risk Management Conference received expertise on topics ranging from money laundering legislation to electronic data interchange. But the buzz surrounding the outbreak of war in...
What BIF Lacks Will Affect Banks' Tax
What BIF lacks will affect banks' tax As debate intensifies over recapitalization of the Bank insurance Fund (BIF), the consequences of such action take on great importance for banks. Many choices. The options are numerous and not necessarily limited...
When Automation Endorses Check Fraud
One of the most troublesome aspects of check processing arises from trying to process large volumes of checks at reasonable cost without exposing the institution to excessive losses due to check forgery. Automation has been the answer to the volume...
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