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Apr 24, 2024

John Heltman and Claire Williams, two journalists with American Banker, discuss the outlet’s recent series on populism and how it impacts banks. They tackle why the banking industry is so often the target of populist politicians from both the left and the right, how populism is changing the debate on various bank...

Oct 25, 2022

Emily Flitter, a senior banking reporter for the New York Times and author of The White Wall: How Big Finance Bankrupts Black America, discusses why she decided to write the book, what she uncovered, and how discrimination continues to be a formidable challenge.

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.