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January 4, 2013
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  • Lawmakers could make changes to Dodd-Frank this year
    Lawmakers might find enough common ground to modify the Dodd-Frank Act and pursue other banking legislation this year, analysts say. "There is no repealing Dodd-Frank, but there will be efforts to eliminate duplicative parts of the law to avoid unintended consequences," said Jaret Seiberg, senior policy analyst at Guggenheim Partners. The Washington Post (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Banking Roundup 
  • CBA Auto Chair Paul Wible offers insight on auto financing
    Auto financing has become more automated in recent years, leading to lower prices and quicker transactions for consumers, says Paul Wible, executive vice president of the National Finance Group at Bank of the West and chairman of CBA's Automobile Finance Committee. The process will continue to get faster as more of it shifts online, he said. InsuranceQuotes.com (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HSBC bets on smaller branches
    HSBC has reduced its number of branches in the New York area and is building smaller branches elsewhere. Officials say mobile banking eliminates the need for expensive large branches. In addition, as HSBC focuses on its wealth-management business, "personalized relationship managers" call on wealthier customers at home or in their offices. AmericanBanker.com (free registration) (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Small businesses report higher borrowing for November
    Small-business borrowing increased slightly in November, according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index. "Small businesses are on hold until they get some better stability from policymakers and greater clarity on the direction of the economy," PayNet co-founder and President William Phelan said. Reuters (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Survey offers bullish sentiments on mobile payments
    The mobile wallet will finally come of age in the U.S. this year, say 200 industry executives, who also believe that consumers will look to social networks and location-based applications in large numbers, according to a Chetan Sharma Consulting survey. A panel of executives, developers and other insiders predicts banks, credit card companies and online payment outfits such as PayPal will dominate the arena. GigaOm (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Wise words: 10 things managers must say
    Business leaders need 10 words or phrases if they want to be effective managers, among them: "No," "Tell me more," and "What do you think?" says Jason Henham, managing director of Slate Consulting. "The right words have the potential to be transformational," Henham says. Intuit Small Business Blog (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CBA's Banking on Youth Competition -- Call for Sponsors
      
    Now is your chance to join fellow bankers to support the 2013 Banking on Youth Competition. The program's inaugural year was a great success with 13 sponsoring banks and more than 170 entries from youth teams across 33 states. Sponsorship opportunities for 2013 are still available, ranging from $3,000 to $40,000. Visit our website and learn how you can support this growing competition and connect with America's young entrepreneurs to build sustainable ventures. Contact CBA for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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