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Vice President Kamala Harris, the most likely choice to replace President Joe Biden on top of the Democratic presidential ticket in November, has a long and complicated history with the banking industry.

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The fintech topped American Banker's annual list this year. CEO Dave Buerger attributed the company's hands-off management style as one reason that draws in and keeps workers around.

May 13
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DCI in Hutchinson, Kansas, is giving employees unsure about retirement the option to work part-time and gradually ease into the next phase of their lives.

May 8
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Forty companies made the 2024 edition of American Banker's annual list of enviable workplace cultures in the financial technology space. Here is a look at some of what makes these firms employers of choice.

May 6
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Most Influential Women in Payments 2024 title card

American Banker's Most Influential Women in Payments share their views on artificial intelligence, hybrid offices, real-time payments and more.

February 27
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From left: Cathy Beardsley, president and CEO of Segpay; Carolyn Homberger, president of the Americas for Featurespace; and Katie Whalen, head of North America issuer processing for Fiserv.

To protect their own talent pipeline, financial companies need to make sure that they're not only protecting the entry-level roles that AI threatens to take over, but getting the enthusiastic buy-in of the people most likely to be affected, according to experts from Fiserv, Segpay and Featurespace.

April 11
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Ambitious women who feel trapped in their roles sometimes find themselves competing against others with the same goals. An effective way to advance may require stepping off the most obvious path, according to executives sharing their personal experiences at American Banker's Payments Forum.

April 2
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Disruptors in Payments
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Banks, payment companies, mortgage lenders and insurance providers are racing to seize an advantage from generative artificial intelligence. Some have been especially aggressive in deciding which workflows — or entire jobs — can be handed off to AI.

December 22
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The first credit unions enrolled in the Federal Reserve's FedNow instant payments platform say it will fundamentally change the way they serve consumers and businesses across multiple categories.

December 20
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Multifunction wallet apps will support shopping, loyalty, paying at the pump or EV charging station and crypto asset management, challenging the roles of U.S. financial institutions.

December 21
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Visa and Mastercard

Visa, Mastercard and Global Payments discuss impacts on customer service, web content, security and more.

December 19
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This year 90 banks made American Banker's 11th annual Best Banks to Work For ranking. The leaders of these institutions explain what it takes to be an employer of choice.

November 19
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The smallest banks made up more than half of American Banker's Best Banks to Work For ranking this year.

November 28
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Bank and credit union executives of the year 2023
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2023 proved to be a rocky year for large regional banks. But under CEO Bill Demchak's guidance, the Pittsburgh-based company has navigated the turmoil better than many of its peers.

November 16
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OFG Bancorp's CEO José Rafael Fernández has weathered tough times during Puerto Rico's economic downturn. Now he is hopeful that his bank can seize on the better times ahead.

November 15
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As CEO, Gary Fukuroku has helped turn the Hawaiian-based institution into one of the largest in the state and has raised significant funds to help those affected by this year's wildfires.

November 15
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SBA-LOAN

Small Business Administration lending is an arena where community banks and nonbanks compete favorably with some of the largest U.S. financial institutions. Here are the biggest SBA 7(a) lenders based on the value of approved loans.

November 13
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A key gauge of activity that tracks startups most likely to create jobs declined in October, potentially signaling the start of a slowdown after the rapid increase in interest rates. It presents a red flag for community banks and credit unions that are major lenders to small businesses.

November 15
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Isabel Casillas Guzman, SBA

Since the end of the Small Business Administration's 2022 fiscal year, the average loan size in its flagship program has dropped more than six figures. The addition of three new nondepository lenders could further drive down this figure.

November 13
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But high costs and any downturn in the economy could weigh on lenders and their commercial borrowers in coming months, economists caution.

November 12
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American Banker is proud to recognize the honorees for the second annual Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions.

November 14
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Executives reflecting on the issues that doomed three banks say the closures stressed the importance of adapting quickly to change, and emphasized the advantages of the credit union business model.

November 14
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Branch spotlight

Lisa Rickert and Ruth McCord, who manage branches for Nicolet National Bank, share a passion for connecting with their customers and supporting their communities.

September 28
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Branch spotlight

Born in Venezuela, Lolita Peroza initially came to the U.S. to further her education and improve her English. Now 20 years into her banking career, she serves as a branch manager for Amerant Bank in Florida and is described by her boss as "always looking for additional opportunities to give back to the community."

September 26
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Branch spotlight

The two branches Julie Celozzi oversees for the Orlando, Florida, bank amassed $400 million of deposits in three years. Such production is often a steppingstone to bigger things, but Celozzi — who began as a part-time teller in high school — says she is "hooked" on branch banking.

September 27
4 Min Read
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Branch spotlight

Grace Law, a Hong Kong native, seized an opportunity to work in a Chase branch in New York City more than 30 years ago. Today, she seeks ways to ensure her community — immigrants who are frequently overlooked by banks — has access to financial services.

September 25
8 Min Read
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American Banker is proud to recognize, in its third annual Most Influential Women in Payments, Next, the women under 40 who have demonstrated expertise, leadership skills and an ability to adapt in an ever-changing payments industry.

July 26
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Sabrina Tharani

In her day-to-day job directing activities at the card network's Start Path accelerator, Sabrina Tharani helps nurture companies that are developing new payments products and services.

July 28
4 Min Read
Sophie Shulman

A rising payments star — and photographer — is helping the card network reach content creators and new entrepreneurs.

July 26
4 Min Read
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