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November 7, 2012
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  • CFPB, Dodd-Frank bolstered by Obama's re-election
    With President Barack Obama winning the White House again, the Dodd-Frank Act is all but guaranteed to stay in place. In addition, when Richard Cordray's time as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expires next year, he is likely to be replaced by another Democrat. Still, other ambitious financial reforms aren't expected, officials say. "I can't imagine an ambitious agenda coming out of Democrats in Congress," said Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., who is retiring. "Their energies will be taken by the effort to protect the reforms that we passed." (free registration) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Banking by Appointment
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  Retail Banking Roundup 
  • Regions launches effort to help veterans
    Regions Financial says it will recruit veterans for jobs, give them free online financial education and eliminate some ATM transaction fees as part of its initiative to support the military. It will also continue supporting a program to help wounded military members become more independent, the bank says. (free registration) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Emerging Channels 
  • Report: Chase is No. 1 in mobile banking
    Chase Bank takes the top spot in mobile banking, followed by Wells Fargo and Bank of America, in a ranking by Keynote Systems' Mobile Banking Scorecard. "Banks are now moving beyond designing mobile banking offerings that are simply a subset of what consumers can already do in online banking," said Chris Musto of Keynote, adding that the "one obvious hold-up" is mobile payments, which remain "largely absent from mobile banking." (free registration) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory Report 
  • FDIC report will address bank concerns
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will provide a glimpse of a final report to be released next month that addresses issues such as improving the supervisory process. Martin Gruenberg, the agency's acting chairman, has been meeting regionally with bankers to discuss problems and concerns between the FDIC and bankers. (free registration) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Geithner's future is subject of speculation
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has made it known that he intends to leave the post, and what he does next is a topic of some discussion, with speculation leaning toward him landing at BlackRock. He has spent the majority of his career not on Wall Street but in public service roles, including with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the International Monetary Fund. Bloomberg (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Development 
  • Why bosses need workers who'll answer back
    Nobody likes back talk, but bosses should actively encourage employees to talk back to them, says John Baldoni. It's more important to hear uncomfortable truths than to have workers try to protect your feelings, Baldoni explains. "The man or woman at the top of the pyramid must work hard to enable people to speak truth to power," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CBA Connect 
  • Don't miss CBA LIVE 2013, March 11-13, in Phoenix, Ariz.
    Now in its fourth year, CBA LIVE features expert panels and distinguished speakers. Get the latest, most in-depth analysis of CFPB developments and choose from tailored sessions across nine areas of retail banking: Auto Finance, Community Reinvestment, Default Management, Deposits & Payments, Digital Channels, Fair Lending, Home Equity Lending, Small-Business Banking and Student Lending. Register by Dec. 21 and save $300. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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