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Ep. 87 - Fed could raise rates sooner, but 1970s-style inflation not on the table

The Federal Reserve might have to raise short-term rates sooner than expected and that could prompt the central bank to end the tapering of its bond purchases early in 2022, according to S&P Global Ratings Chief U.S. Economist Beth Ann Bovino. In the episode, Bovino discussed the ...  Show more

Ep. 86 - TD Bank focused on growth in the US, open to deals

TD Bank never turned its focus away from growth during the pandemic and the company continues see to see organic and acquisition opportunities, both in and outside of its traditional U.S. retail footprint, according to CEO Greg Braca. In the episode, Braca discussed the company's ...  Show more

Ep. 85 - KBW CEO assesses threat from fintechs, sees legs in bank stocks, M&A

Bank stocks and bank M&A activity have rebounded strongly from the depths of the pandemic and the factors driving the resurgence remain in place, according to KBW CEO Tom Michaud. In the episode, the CEO of the Stifel Financial unit discussed current bank stock valuations, the St ...  Show more

Ep. 84 - Pandemic pushes technology to the forefront for banks, insurers in 2022

The pandemic has put technology front and center for financial institutions as customers shifted transactions toward digital channels. Meanwhile, fintechs continue to attract even greater amounts of capital and have expanded their offerings to include more banking and insurance p ...  Show more

Ep. 83 - Banks inking branch deals by coming to terms with multiple acquirers

Some regional banks looking to divest branches have attracted buyers by splitting up the branches and selling them to multiple community banks at once. In the episode, DD&F Consulting President Randy Dennis, who has worked with banks on some of those deals, discussed his outlook ...  Show more

Ep. 82 - Pickup in bank M&A could have domino effect

Bank M&A activity has picked up as institutions face revenue pressures and increasing customer demands to improve technology offerings, and more institutions could pursue to sales as they see some of their strong peers decide to partner with other institutions. In the episode, Co ...  Show more