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November 14, 2012
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  • Johnson says he'd welcome Warren to Senate banking committee
    Senate banking committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., said Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would be an asset if she wanted to join his committee. "I have a good working relationship with Elizabeth Warren and I would welcome her to the committee if that's what she wishes," Johnson said. "Her expertise and knowledge would be an asset to the committee as we continue working to protect consumers and maintain financial stability." (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
HBR: The Discipline of Business Experimentation
Harvard Business Review: How can organizations run experiments in a way that truly changes the business?
Download this article — named a "HBR Must Read" — to learn more.
  Retail Banking Roundup 
  • Retailers step into financial services
    Major retailers are increasingly competing with financial institutions by offering products such as loans, prepaid cards and insurance. The offerings are not necessarily profitable for the retailers, but they keep customers coming into their stores. Retailers are not subject to the same regulations on the financial products as banks. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The leading floorplan management software just got better
The latest release of DataScan's Wholesale Management System (WMS) 4.X, the industry standard for commercial floorplan lending, is now better than ever. WMS now includes a Business Process Management engine to manage workflow and documents. Other enhancements include configurable dashboards and a more robust reporting tool. Request a demo today.
  Emerging Channels 
  • BofA mobile card device takes aim at Square
    Bank of America is introducing a mobile card device for smartphones that is similar to Square. Called Mobile Pay on Demand, the reader will begin accepting payments Dec. 3. Bank officials say small businesses can deposit funds from the mobile payment service into BofA accounts as soon as the next day. (free registration) (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Visa expands "digital wallet" service
    Visa's "digital wallet" service will be available to consumers from more than 50 banks and credit unions and is open to cards from competitors such as MasterCard and American Express, officials say. The application is part of Visa's effort to win a bigger slice of the e-commerce market. The Wall Street Journal (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Do Your Employees Put the Company First?
This new tool measures a firm's "stewardship climate," from Kellogg School of Management Professor Justin Craig.
  Industry News 
  • Small businesses express concern about political stalemate
    While worried about the "fiscal cliff" and the economy, small-business owners expressed a bit more optimism last month, according to an index by the National Federation of Independent Business. Still, business sentiment remains in the negative territory. "The election is over and Washington looks much like it did on November 5th," said the federation's chief economist Bill Dunkelberg. "The fear of stalemate among the small-business community is palpable." The Hill/On the Money blog (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CBA Connect 
  • CBA's Joe Belew Award
    CBA is excited to announce the launch of the third annual Joe Belew Award competition. Each year, we are proud to honor the memory of former CBA President Joe Belew for his commitment to community development. The 2013 competition focus is Creating and Maintaining Affordable Housing. Download the application and submit your entries by Jan. 9. We look forward to learning about all our banks' innovative programs. Contact CBA for more information.
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