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Bill Streeter

Bill Streeter has been a full-time business journalist for 40 years, 34 of them with ABA Banking Journal. During his time with the magazine, he rose from Assistant Managing Editor to Editor-in-Chief. He has guided the magazine’s editorial direction since 1985 and has been an observer of momentous changes in banking, from the introduction of ATMs to the 2008 financial crisis and passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. In 2012 Streeter became Editor & Publisher, responsible for the Banking Group overall including the magazine,, and related e-newsletters.

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The best investment

Scott Flowers read with interest a line in this space two months ago. In “The values proposition” we wrote, “It would make a good graduate thesis to attempt to quantify the financial impact of good values to an organization.” Twenty-two years ago, Flowers wrote his thesis for the Pacific Coast Banking School on “The link between ethics and financial performance.”

Why payments need guardrails

In an app world, "rock-solid" and "vault-like security" aren't exactly the kind of descriptive terms that get the blood racing. Unless, that is, you've just lost your smartphone or had your debit card compromised.

Recipe for the bank of next month

The portrait of community banks is often painted with warm and comforting colors. The image is not wrong, but what it sometimes misses is that 1. Community banking is highly competitive, and 2. These banks are just as subject to social and technological changes as any organization. The banker-led committee that planned ABA’s 2012 National Conference for Community Bankers may have had those points in mind in lining up the meeting’s two keynote speakers. Amid sessions dealing with regulatory burden, these two presentations focused on competitive factors that could have as much impact—if not more—as the Dodd-Frank Act.


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