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. 105, No. 11, November

Back to the Business of Banking
What makes you feel best about being a banker? Is it helping a new business get off the ground? Assisting a first-time homebuyer? Working with a young farmer? It might be financing a new project on Main Street, or helping a new library or hospital...
Calling All Contact Centers: Today's Remote Bankers Connect through Phones, Emails, and Texts, and Are as Relevant as Ever
With banking becoming increasingly virtual, cloud-based, mobile, and otherwise electronic, one would think the old-fashioned, telephone-based call center would quietly go the way of the typed-in passbook. The opposite is true--and don't call them...
Chairman and Chief Welder: Banker Preserves Military Vehicles for Future Generations
For William H. Bauer, Jr., collecting and restoring military vehicles has become more than a hobby--it's almost a full-time job. He balances restoring and maintaining vehicles with his job as chairman and trust officer of $225.2 million-assets First...
Cordray Responds to QM Questions
ABA continues to urge bankers to ask Congress to support an extension from the January 2014 effective date for most of the new mortgage regulations, including those for Qualified Mortgages, released back in January by the Consumer Financial Protection...
Getting It Right with CFPB Remittance Rule
Q. We are planning to use a combined disclosure for consumer foreign wires (remittances). We'll follow up with the required proof of payment. Proof of payment will be a confirmation advice generated by our wire system. We normally email or fax confirmation...
Impact of Brinkmanship
Washington politicians could have second careers in Hollywood writing cliffhanger movie endings. Let's hope there isn't a sequel to last month's performance in our near future. Calmer heads prevailed as Congress just passed a bill ending the government...
Inside Farmer Mac: At 25, the Secondary Market Agency Is a Very Different Creature Than It Was at the Start
Tim Buzby would be first to admit that he's not farm-raised. "I grew up in a little town in south New Jersey that does have a lot of farming, but I never actually worked on a farm," says the president and CEO of Farmer Mac. "Having been here for 13...
Meeting the Challenge of Identity Theft: Opportunity to Build Trust and Create a New Revenue Stream
Identity theft is a problem that is top of mind for many bankers and an obvious worry for customers. But is there more that banks can do to fight identity fraud? Panelists joined ABA Banking Journal and LifeLock Business Solutions at a roundtable to...
Sweating the Small-And the Big-Stuff: Exam Teams Stress Not Only BSA/AML Details, but Want to See Results
Let's say, per doctor's orders, a patient dutifully chooses a diet and exercise regime in an effort to lose weight. But a month later, when the patient weighs in, the needle hasn't budged a whit. Some patients might swear that they've been doing everything...
The Computer Inside All of Us
Mental telepathy? No. Brain power? Yes! Human to Computer Interaction (HCI) has evolved way beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse that we are familiar with. It is truly fascinating that HCI is now reaching inside the brain and making electronic...
The Headache: When Dumb Competitors Bring Down the Market
We've been hearing bankers complain about dumb competition-other financial institutions taking dumb risks or engaging in dumb pricing just to put business on the books. We asked prescribers what they were doing about it. Some had remedies. Some said,...
The Power of Cooperation: Team of Large and Small Banks, Public and Private Groups Revitalize Historic New Orleans Community
OUT OF THE DEVASTATION of Katrina and out of the despair of poverty, a historic neighborhood has become a vibrant example of what willing and able partners can accomplish. Bankers attending the ABA Annual Convention in New Orleans were taken on a tour...
What You Do, Amplified: ABA Program Aims to Build a Better Understanding of Banking
One of the great frustrations of being a banker is widespread lack of understanding of what the profession is all about. Not the details of the work, but its positive impact. More than simply a lack of knowledge, the situation often results in an unfavorable...
Will Farmland Prices Hold Up?
If there are rough spots ahead, what can ag bankers do about it? KSU professor has ideas The farm financial crisis of the 1980s was ugly. Few people in farm country passed through that period without learning some painful lessons. One banker summed...
You Do the Deeds, Now Add the Words
The tag line for this month's cover story could be: "We're better than you think we are." That's a little flip, but the truth is, even in small markets where "everybody knows everything," many people aren't aware of the scope of work, involvement,...
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