Monthly Archives: April 2011

Independent Voice #14: Proposed Debit Interchange Rule

 “Although regulators do perform their duties under a somewhat different set of circumstances than lawmakers, it is entirely appropriate for you and your colleagues to engage Congress and the Administration when you believe that certain laws could lead to untenable … Continue reading

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This Week in Financial Literacy…

Roundtable member companies are offering and sponsoring a wide array of financial literacy courses and programs throughout the month of April. Here are some interesting upcoming events: April 11- April 14, 2011: RBS Imagine Career Week- Pennsylvania- Citizens Bank, NeighborWorks … Continue reading

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Independent Voice #13: Proposed Debit Interchange Rule

 “NAN is not concerned with protecting the profits of big banks or big box retailers in this fight over transaction fees when using debit cards. However, NAN is concerned that consumers, in a growing number of at-risk neighborhoods, cannot afford … Continue reading

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Independent Voice #12: Proposed Debit Interchange Rule

“Quite simply, the proposed regulations are price controls that will severely disadvantage consumers and card issuers. They are not good public policy. We urge Section 1075 be repealed, revised, or – at the very least – delayed.” Americans For Tax … Continue reading

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AXA Equitable Producing “Retirement Reality Show” Series

In honor of financial literacy month, the Roundtable is taking a deeper dive into different types of educational materials and programs put out by member companies and non-profit partners. AXA Equitable began a great series last summer called the “Retirement … Continue reading

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Independent Voice #11: Proposed Debit Interchange Rule

“If the Federal Reserve shares our uncertainty about the potential economic behavior of major actors and potential consequences for unbanked Americans resulting from this rule, we would urge the Federal Reserve to outline a series of remedies that would ensure … Continue reading

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Putnam’s CEO, Bob Reynolds, Speaks Out About the Deficit

“Apart from our national security itself, there is nothing more vital for our country than getting our out-of-control deficits back under control. But whatever we do to curb federal deficits, we should never cut into incentives for personal or workplace … Continue reading

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Durbin Delay, Debit Rewards Stay

As reported by today’s American Banker: “In an interview, Ryan McInerney, the chief executive officer of consumer finance for JPMorgan Chase, said the bank is willing to hold off on planned cutbacks to its debit rewards program if Congress acts. … Continue reading

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This Week in Financial Literacy…

Roundtable member companies are offering and sponsoring a wide array of financial literacy courses and programs throughout the month of April.  Here are some interesting events: April 7, 2011: BancorpSouth NXT Financial Chapter in Springfield/Green County, MO – Library Center from … Continue reading

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Jamie Dimon Says Regulations Will ‘Stifle’ Economic Growth

As reported in the WSJ today: New international bank capital standards known as Basel III are excessive and will “stifle” economic growth, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said. Read the full article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/04/05/jamie-dimon-says-reuglations-will-stifle-economic-growth/?mod=google_news_blog

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