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December 5, 2012
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  • Industry says it can work well with Warren: Finance industry leaders say they will work alongside Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., when she joins the Senate banking committee, despite her past criticism of banks. "She's earned her stripes," said CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt. "She's passionate about banking and consumers and so are we." Politico Pro (subscription required) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  The CFPB Today 
  • Ombudsman recommends more detail on CFPB complaint process
    Most consumers contacting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the last year were inquiring about products, entities, services or processes under the agency's jurisdiction, says CFPB Ombudsman Wendy Kamenshine. Most related to transparency in the way the agency collects and resolves consumer complaints against financial institutions. Kamenshine's recommendations include providing to the public additional information about the consumer complaint process. (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Retail Banking Roundup 
  • Branches are still key, JPMorgan CFO says
    JPMorgan Chase plans to continue building new branches as it seeks more deposits, Chief Financial Officer Doug Braunstein says. "Even in the current rate environment, deposits are a very good business," he said. With mobile banking on the rise and profit margins on deposits at historic lows, analysts and investors have pressured banks to justify new branches. Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Industry News 
  • FDIC: Quarterly bank earnings hit highest level in 6 years
    Banks' revenue grew 3% in the third quarter from the same period last year, the largest uptick in almost three years, reports the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Quarterly profits rose 6.6% to the highest level in six years. The quarter marked the first time in three years that bank gains were attributed primarily to traditional revenue, as opposed to lower provisions for loan losses. The Wall Street Journal (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Moynihan is confident about BofA's next stress test
    Bank of America has the capital it needs and will pass its next U.S. stress tests, says CEO Brian Moynihan, who is seeking approval for raising the dividend or repurchasing shares. "The question will be what to ask for and when, because we're not going to fail this," Moynihan told investors. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Legislative Affairs 
  • Lawmaker wants automatic withdrawals for student loans
    Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., plans to introduce as soon as this week a bill that would require employers to automatically withdraw from employee paychecks money the workers owe in student debt. Similar to a U.K. system, the payments would be based on a borrower's income. Bloomberg (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Future of Money 
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  CBA Connect 
  • CBA Webinar today: Transparency in the Real Estate Default Servicing World
    Dec. 5 | 2-3 p.m. ET
    Sponsored by Fiserv


    Presenter: Joe Dombrowski, director of product management and chief mortgage strategist, Lending Solutions, Fiserv

    About the Webinar: Within the sphere of real estate default servicing, the word "transparency" has taken on a whole new life. This webinar will focus on transparency in terms of the requirements of the current regulatory environment and how it applies to today's real estate loan servicing industry.
    • Understand how to leverage data to inform institutional practice.
    • Gain an appreciation for the ways technology can enforce data standard.
    • Learn best practices for data governance.
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