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Banking With Interest

Apr 20, 2021

John Ryan, the president and CEO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and Charlie Clark, the director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, discuss state bank regulators’ new effort to retire the siloed state-by-state system of financial services oversight. The new system expands...

Mar 3, 2021

Karen Shaw Petrou, noted bank analyst and author of the new book “Engine of Inequality,” details how the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and overaggressive bank regulation following the financial crisis have worsened economic inequality. She also discusses how policymakers can reverse course.

Jan 26, 2021

Patrick Sells, the head of bank solutions for NYDIG and the former chief innovation officer of Quontic Bank, talks about consumers’ growing interest in storing Bitcoin at their local bank, why he helped create a rewards card tied to the cryptocurrency, and whether its incredible volatility is an impediment to its use.

Jan 19, 2021

Ian Katz, a bank policy analyst at Capital Alpha Partners, tackles the big questions banks have about a new administration and Congress. Will Sen. Sherrod Brown be able to enact his agenda as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee? How will Gary Gensler guide the SEC? What will new leadership at the OCC and CFPB...

Jan 12, 2021

Raj Date, the managing partner of venture capital firm Fenway Summer and former acting director of the CFPB, talks about the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the change of control in the Senate, how fintechs are faring during the COVID crisis, and where we go from here.