BAI Banking Strategies podcast

A weekly podcast that focuses on the key issues impacting financial services leaders. It brings you objective opinions and actionable insights that will help you make smart decisions. Hosted by BAI managing editor Terry Badger.

Terry Badger
Aug 2, 2022

On the BAI Banking Strategies podcast, Sandeep Vishnu from the consulting firm Capco shares his thoughts on how financial institutions might find a home in the metaverse.

Michael Innis-Thompson, the head of community lending at TD Bank, joins us to talk about TD's $105-million fund to help minority-owned small businesses and an even bolder initiative that the bank is undertaking.

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Danelle Faust from Accenture Interactive shares a customer-centered strategy that can help middle-market banks compete more effectively with the industry’s biggest players despite the size gap.

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Banks and credit unions seeking to tighten connections with their customers need to know what those customers value. On this podcast, Karl Dahlgren from BAI shares interesting and surprising results from the latest BAI Banking Outlook research on consumer banking preferences.

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It may surprise banks and credit unions to know that they are seen by some as high emitters of climate-altering carbon. Emily Kreps, global director for capital markets at CDP Worldwide, explains the thinking behind the high-emitter status, and what bankers can do to change it.

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The pandemic-related upswing in digital banking is also adding momentum to open banking. On our podcast, Nick Farrow from Modern Treasury discusses where open banking stands in the U.S. now, and how it may change future customer relationships.

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After more than a year of extreme stress and uncertainty, America’s small businesses are gathering momentum in a bustling economy. Patrick Smith, head of small business banking at Santander Bank, joins us to offer his thoughts on what small businesses need most from their banks now, and how best to deliver it to them.

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The branch isn’t going away but it is evolving. PWCampbell CEO Jim Caliendo offers his thoughts on where branches are headed – what they’ll look like, what they’ll offer and more.

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For many investors, their expected return is more than maximum profitability. They also want their capital to produce a positive social impact. Ron Homer, long-time investment manager at RBC Global Asset Management, joins us to talk about impact investing and how its appeal is growing.

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The lending opportunities in 2021 are starting to look different from 2020's. Harland Clarke's Stephenie Williams discusses how multi-loan preapprovals can help financial services organizations benefit from a customer's new priorities.

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Protecting customers and staying onside with the regulators are perennial challenges for financial services organizations. On this week's podcast, Alliance for Innovative Regulation's David Ehrich discusses how technology is helping now and how better tech could help even more.

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New BAI research is out with detailed portraits of typical members of each generation and what they want from their financial services providers. BAI's Karl Dahlgren digs into the numbers and shares insights that can benefit banks and credit unions.

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Banks and credit unions have digitally adapted to the changes that came with COVID. Where do those efforts go from here? Get insights from Fiserv’s Danny Baker and Josh Spisak on the BAI podcast.

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When a community bank adds wealth management to its lineup of services, it can help deepen the bank’s relationship with customers while increasing revenue. RobustWealth CEO Mike Kerins shares additional insights on the BAI Banking Strategies podcast.

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Accessing capital can be a challenge for small business owners in lower-income communities, largely because of how lenders assess the credit risk of these would-be borrowers. Brad McConnell, CEO of Allies for Community Business, discusses a novel way to gauge repayment risk in underserved areas.

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Banking is speeding headlong into its digital future. So where does that leave the branch? Industry veteran Jon Voorhees discusses what he envisions in the years ahead.

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The idea of undertaking a digital transformation can be daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Hear how bank and credit union leaders can accelerate big digital makeovers with “micro-transformations.”

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Texas-based Woodforest National Bank was among the first to create its own opportunity zone fund to promote development in low-income areas. Learn more about the 2020 BAI Global Innovation Awards winner.

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With all of the big political shifts in Washington this year, we can expect to see big shifts in financial regulation as well. Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO at the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, discusses three regulation changes that could help the industry and the country.

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How can banks and credit unions become the go-to source for their customers’ financial needs? Gallup managing partner Anson Vuong discusses the importance of establishing a strong and lasting emotional connection.

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Is this the best location to connect with customers? That’s a key consideration when banks and credit unions evaluate a new branch location. Clickatell’s Hannes Van Rensburg says the same question applies in digital banking.

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