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January 29, 2013
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  • Analysis: CFPB has established credibility, ruling aside
    In its first several months of work, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has targeted mortgage rules, taken complaints from consumers, studied student-loan trends and more. So far the agency and its director, Richard Cordray, have established credibility, even as a court ruling threatens its future, writes Martha C. White. CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt has said that Cordray "would be a worthwhile, credible candidate" to lead the agency under a commission structure. (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Richard Hunt Speaking at Nomis Global Pricing Forum
Richard Hunt will be speaking at the Nomis Global Pricing Forum on April 10, 2013 at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, CA. Register now and benefit from the expertise, insights, and advice of pricing strategists and banking executives. CBA members will receive a registration discount. For full agenda and to register Click Here
  The CFPB Today 
  • CFPB dilemma could lead to restructuring, some say
    Democrats might be more willing to compromise on the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a key Republican demand, now that a court has struck down the recess appointments of National Labor Relations Board members, some analysts say. Changing the CPFB's leadership to a commission could help provide clarity on rules. "The administration can't want the rules of the road to be totally uncertain for the year it could take for this to go to the Supreme Court," said Andrew J. Pincus, a partner with Mayer Brown. (free registration) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Banking Roundup 
  • KeyCorp will launch credit cards
    KeyCorp plans to unveil consumer, business and commercial credit cards this year in a partnership with MasterCard. KeyCorp's credit card portfolio returned in-house after it purchased its credit card assets last year from U.S. Bancorp's Elan Financial Services. (free registration) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry News 
  • Retailers await swipe-fee ruling; surcharge option kicks in
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is expected to rule today on an appeal of the swipe-fee settlement between some merchants and Visa, MasterCard and several financial institutions. Under the terms of the settlement, retailers can add surcharges to some credit card purchases beginning this week, though few are expected to do so. Fox Business (1/28), CSP (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: Two-thirds of banks hit with cyberattacks
    Cybercriminals hit two-thirds of U.S. banks within the last year with distributed denial-of-service attacks, according to research that the Corero Network Security commissioned and the Ponemon Institute conducted. Such attacks dominate the time of IT professionals, which "leaves financial institutions open to more dangerous attacks that further compromise their infrastructure," says Dr. Larry Ponemon, the institute's chairman and founder. DaniWeb (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Future of Money 
  • Citi aims for more online-banking innovation
    A redesigned website that makes navigation and services easier for customers and a focus on mobile banking applications have contributed to Citigroup's recognition as a leader in online banking, but "there's always more to do," said Tracey Weber, head of Internet and mobile banking. For example, Citi is experimenting with things like touch-oriented apps, she said. (free registration) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Development 
  • Leaders must overcome resistance to teams
    Although 95% of workers say teams are important, however only 24% prefer working in them, and younger workers are even more keen to work alone, according to a University of Phoenix survey. The research shows that leaders need to be more aware of resistant team members and develop an approach that lets them "help the team develop a way to trust one another," says Barry Feierstein, the university's chief business operating officer. USA Today/Gannett News Service (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CBA Connect 
  • CBA LIVE 2013: The Future of Money
    Are you ready for the Future of Money? CBA LIVE 2013, March 11-13 in Phoenix, Ariz., will bring together the top executives in retail banking to learn, exchange ideas and identify solutions to the challenges facing our industry. Our 2012 event was a record-breaking success with more than 1,000 banking leaders in attendance! Now in its fourth year, CBA LIVE features expert panels and distinguished speakers across nine forums of tailored programming. Reserve your space today and join us for this must-attend event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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