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Banking With Interest

Dec 7, 2021

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas and FedFIS have launched a new professional social media site exclusively for community bankers in an attempt to foster collaboration and allow them to easily compare their tech services and experiences. Christopher Williston, the head of IBAT, discusses how the site started,...


Nov 16, 2021

Robert Fisher, the CEO of $500 million-asset Tioga State Bank and chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America, talks about the top concerns facing bankers right now, including staffing shortages and tech upgrades. He also discusses the controversial nomination of a new comptroller of the currency, how ICBA...


Nov 9, 2021

James Reuter, the CEO and President of $26.7 billion-asset FirstBank in Lakewood, Co., believes bankers had better wake up to the debate over a U.S. central bank digital currency before it’s too late. He argues that the Fed is almost certain to act, but how it does so could determine the fate of banking.  


Nov 2, 2021

Buy-Now-Pay-Later has seen explosive growth during the past year, with a new deal announced seemingly every day. What’s behind BNPL’s rapid rise, why are there concerns about it, and is it the next bubble about to burst? Yizhu Wang, the senior fintech reporter at S&P Global Market Intelligence, answers all that...


Oct 26, 2021

Earlier this year, the Biden administration called for a law that requires banks to report aggregate information to the IRS on inflows and outflows to accounts. But banks have been fiercely fighting back against the plan. Ian Katz, a bank policy analyst at Capital Alpha Partners, offers his views on who is likely to...