Opinion

CFPB chief argues against self-interest

Kathleen Kraninger, the Trump-selected director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is emerging as a very intriguing public official. Criticized early on as inexperienced, Kraninger has turned out to be refreshingly selfless. Confirmed by the Senate last December on a straight-line party vote, Kraninger is attempting to take partisan politics out of the CFPB leadership job. [Continue]

Aging populace informs monetary policy

Demographic trends are reshaping the U.S. labor force, leading economists and policymakers to rethink the key macroeconomic parameters that drive decision making, and reassess their views about the economy’s longer-run growth potential. Like melting glaciers, changes in global demographics are difficult to see in the near term, but over time they will reshape the landscape. [Continue]

Content is king

Breaking Banks, the No. 1 fintech podcast in the world, relies on word of mouth for marketing. Instead of creating sound bites highlighting products and services, banks seeking to reach customers through audio content should embed financial products into an examination of a customer’s bigger journey. [Continue]