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American Banker Podcast
23 minutes | 20 days ago
Why Current is being contrarian on need for bank charter
Most fintechs entertain the idea of getting a commercial banking license from time to time, but Current is content partnering with banks, says founder and CEO Stuart Sopp.
29 minutes | a month ago
Gene Ludwig's plan for saving the American Dream
Ludwig, an ex-banking regulator and CEO of Promontory Financial Group, describes how economic conditions for middle- and low-income Americans have declined and advocates a living wage, investment in infrastructure, smart regulation and other solutions.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
One lender's ideas on how to save small business
Kabbage co-founder Kathryn Petralia, whose company is being sold to American Express, discusses government and financial-sector lifelines she says could help businesses that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
The mistakes banks make that open the door to fraud
Fraud of all kinds has been spiking during the pandemic. Krista Tedder, head of payments, Javelin Strategy & Research, says there are many steps banks could be taking to detect and deter it.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
What's a blockchain bank? A Wall Street veteran building one explains.
Caitlin Long, a former Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse managing director, is starting a special-purpose depository institution that will provide payment and custody services to institutional investors and corporate treasurers.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
How we can bridge the digital divide
Anu Rames of BNP Paribas Asset Management talks with Chip Barnett about “digital inequality" and the financing mechanisms available to investors to help close this "have and have not" gap in a post-pandemic world. (14 minutes)
15 minutes | 3 months ago
‘We’re all the same size rectangle on the Zoom screen’
Vanessa Colella, innovation chief at Citi, says remote working has had a democratizing effect. She also touches on the types of technology Citi has been incubating, the startups it’s investing in and her efforts at fostering a culture of generosity.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
How one fintech’s pandemic playbook has made it stronger
How is this fintech managing to improve as others struggle? Christine Pierson, president and CEO of the national specialty finance firm Tresl, explains how it has been able to turn challenges into opportunities.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
How KeyBank uses fintech partnerships to stay nimble
Jamie Warder, head of digital banking at KeyBank, says alliances with companies like HelloWallet have helped him and his team adapt to changing conditions during the coronavirus crisis.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Leaders preview: From now to next
A sneak peek of a new podcast launching on American Banker in our Leaders forum. Arizent CEO Gemma Postlethwaite talks about lessons in leadership with Michal Katz, Head of Investment and Corporate Banking in the Americas at Mizuho.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
A glimpse at the role of the bank branch after the pandemic
Wei Ke, partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners, shares research and analysis from a recent consumer survey on branch versus digital banking behaviors after the coronavirus lockdowns are over.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
A call to government to give homeowners, renters more help
Rather than funnel mortgage and rent payments through consumers, the federal government should instead deal directly with landlords, utilities and banks, suggests Howard Newman, managing partner of Pine Brook Partners.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
How Patrick Sells is driving culture change at Quontic Bank
Sells, American Banker’s Digital Banker of the Year, explains how he encouraged his team to take risks on projects like a three-minute account opening process and a system that analyzes core data in real time to help set deposit prices.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
‘More credit to more people’: OCC’s Brooks on tackling inequality
The acting Comptroller of the Currency weighs in on social unrest, the reformed Community Reinvestment Act, fintech charters and how he believes technology can make finance more inclusive.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
‘The U.S. needs to take digital currency seriously’: Dave Birch
Competition over virtual currency could alter politics and global power structures, potentially to the detriment of the U.S., the author of "The Currency Cold War" argues.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
‘Money anxiety is not a disorder’: Destigmatizing financial unease
Dan Geller, behavioral economist and developer of the Money Anxiety Index, describes how the gauge has spiked and what banks can do about it.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
The fintechs that are pitching in on coronavirus relief
Tilman Ehrbeck, managing partner at Flourish Ventures, a mission-driven venture capital firm that spun out of the Omidyar Network last year, explains how startups like Summer, Propel, Steady and Cushion are helping people cope with debt and cash flow problems.
17 minutes | 7 months ago
How banks can fight scammers exploiting the coronavirus
Fraudsters are attempting to intercept stimulus checks, set up bogus charities and defraud applicants for unemployment benefits. Mike Litt, consumer campaign director of U.S. Public Interest Research Group, discusses what can be done to stop them.
20 minutes | 7 months ago
Lonely, less productive: How employees really feel about working remotely
Kyum Kim, co-founder of online professional network Blind, describes the impact of the coronavirus pandemic's enforced quarantine on people who work in financial services.
19 minutes | 7 months ago
‘I’m fed up with people saying banks are stupid’
Chris Skinner, the author of "Doing Digital," defends banks' response to the coronavirus crisis and discusses why he thinks the tech giants won't be able to take market share away from traditional financial institutions.
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