Financial Update Focus http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/FinancialUpdateFocus The Financial Update Focus podcast series features interviews and commentaries examining issues in banking and financial services around the Southeast. en-us http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta webmaster@frbatlanta.org Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta Fed Logo http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/podcast_icon.gif http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ Financial Services Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2016 https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/121115_mckee-venable.aspx Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's Retail Payments Office (RPO) continually works with the payments industry to further improve the speed, safety and efficiency of payments, including numerous technology upgrades in response to the ever-changing payments environment. In a podcast, Cheryl Venable and Jim McKee of the RPO discuss the Fed's new Financial Services Strategic Plan for 2012 through 2016. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/121115-venable.mp3 Surveying Southeastern Banking https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/111220_bowling.aspx Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:00:00 EST Banks in the Southeast, as well as across the nation, are in some ways still healing from the aftermath of the financial crisis. Brian Bowling, vice president in the Atlanta Fed's banking supervision and regulation division, discusses the general state of banking in the region. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/111220-bowling.mp3 Social Networks' Role in Rebuilding Communities https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/110831-carpenter.aspx Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 EST In a podcast, Atlanta Fed staffers Ann Carpenter and Nancy Montoya discuss the chapter they coauthored in the new book Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita. Their discussion explores the role of social networks in rebuilding communities. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/110831-carpenter.mp3 Social Networks' Role in Rebuilding Communities https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/economicdevelopment/110831-social-networks-role-in-rebuilding-communities.aspx Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 EST In a podcast, Atlanta Fed staffers Ann Carpenter and Nancy Montoya discuss the chapter they coauthored in the new book <em>Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita</em>. Their discussion explores the role of social networks in rebuilding communities. Data Breaches and Risk Management in Emerging Payments https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/110726-roberds-works.aspx Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EST Companies gather a great deal of personal data about people, information that can be vulnerable to theft. Will Roberds, research economist and senior policy adviser at the Atlanta Fed, discusses data breaches and risk management in emerging payments and the concomitant risk of identity theft. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/110726-roberds.mp3 Focus on Payments: Debit Cards Surpass Checks, Credit Cards Decline for First Time https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/10dec_oliver.aspx Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST Rich Oliver, executive vice president at the Atlanta Fed, discusses the recent Board of Governors payments study. He says that although the study revealed no big surprises, it did confirm what experts had suspected: Americans now use their debit cards more than they write checks. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/fufocus_oliver_dec2010.mp3 Communication: The Key to Guiding Southeast Banks through Tumultuous Times Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/10oct_viewpoint.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EST Michael Johnson, the Atlanta Fed's senior vice president of supervision and regulation, discusses the importance of communication between the banking industry and bank supervisors in these tumultuous times, as well as the new online <em>Financial Update</em> feature, "<a href="http://www.frbatlanta.org/pubs/financialupdate/10q3_vp.cfm">ViewPoint</a>," a tool for communicating supervisory priorities and challenges as well as banking conditions in the Southeast. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Johnson_1010.mp3 Banking in the Southeast Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/10jun_SEbanks.aspx Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EST Southeastern banks have experienced an eventful period and have recently endured significant challenges. Brian Bowling, vice president in the Atlanta Fed's banking supervision and regulation division, discusses the general state of banking in the region. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/fufocus_SEBanks_Bowling_0610.mp3 Redesigning the $100 Note Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/10apr30_redesigned_100.aspx Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EST Brian Thompson, a banknote designer at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, discusses the redesigned $100 note and the art of currency design. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Thompson_043010.mp3 Independence Crucial to Monetary Policymaking https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/10Jan_lockhart_speech.aspx Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart speaks about the importance of an apolitical environment to setting monetary policy and the role of regional input in policymaking. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/fufocus_Lockhart_011110.mp3 International Capital Flows Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/09dec_international_capital_flows.aspx Mon, 28 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST Galina Alexeenko of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's research department discusses trends in international capital flows in the wake of the recent financial crisis. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Alexeenko_1209.mp3 Foreclosures and Loan Modifications Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/09aug_foreclosures.aspx Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EST Kris Gerardi, a research economist and associate policy adviser in the research department of the Atlanta Fed, discusses loan modifications for borrowers in danger of foreclosure. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Gerardi_0809.mp3 The Government's Intervention into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/09jun_gov_intervention.aspx Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:00:00 EST Scott Frame, an Atlanta Fed financial economist and policy adviser, discusses the government's intervention into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and its implications for the housing market and the overall economy. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Frame_0609.mp3 Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/09mar_subprime_crisis.aspx Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EST Atlanta Fed economist Kris Gerardi discusses factors that triggered the subprime mortgage crisis, whether it could have been foreseen, and the lessons learned from it. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/fufocus_gerardi_0309.mp3 Bank Asset Quality, Liquidity, and Capital Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/08aug_bank_asset.aspx Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Brian Bowling, assistant vice president in bank supervision and regulation at the Atlanta Fed, discusses recent banking conditions in the Southeast. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/fufocus_bowling_0808.mp3 Partnership for Progress Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/08jun_partnership_for_progress.aspx Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's Andre Anderson discusses Partnership for Progress, a new Federal Reserve program designed to help minority-owned and de novo banks. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Anderson_0608.mp3 The Fed's Liquidity Measures Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/08may_liquidity_measures.aspx Mon, 05 May 2008 00:00:00 EST David Altig, the Atlanta Fed's senior vice president and director of research, discusses recent measures by the Federal Reserve to restore liquidity to financial markets. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_altig_0508.mp3 Crisis Preparedness: Reconnecting the Financial Lifeline Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/08jan_crisis_preparedness.aspx Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:00:00 EST The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has developed <em>Crisis Preparedness: Reconnecting the Financial Lifeline</em>, a DVD designed to assist bankers with their institutions' emergency preparedness efforts. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_CrisisPreparedness0108.mp3 Foreclosure Prevention Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/07nov_foreclosure_prevention.aspx Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:00:00 EST Juan Sanchez, assistant vice president in the Atlanta Fed's Community Affairs Department, talks about the recent spate of homeowner foreclosures and new DVD the Atlanta Fed has produced to inform consumers about what to do if problems arise. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_SanchezForclosures1107.mp3 State of the Banking Industry Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/07aug_banking_industry.aspx Thu, 30 Aug 2007 00:00:00 EST An interview with Brian Bowling, an assistant vice president in the Atlanta Fed's supervision and regulation department, about the general state of the banking industry in the Southeast. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Bowling0807.mp3 Electronic Payments Set to Grow Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/07jul_electronic_payments.aspx Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:00:00 EST An interview with Rich Oliver, executive vice president of the Atlanta Fed, about the ongoing decline of paper checks and the growth of electronic payment transactions. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Checks0707.mp3 Hurricane Preparedness Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/07jun_hurricane_preparedness.aspx Wed, 06 Jun 2007 00:00:00 EST An interview with Patrick K. Barron, Atlanta Fed first vice president and chief operating officer, on steps banks and the Fed can take to prepare for hurricane season. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_Jun07.mp3 Check 21 Growth Shows No Sign of Slowing Transcript https://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financialupdatefocus/07jan_check21.aspx Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:00:00 EST An interview with Fred Herr, senior vice president in the Fed's Atlanta-based Retail Payments Office and a member of the Federal Reserve's Check 21 Steering Group, discusses issues related to Check 21. http://atlantafedmedia.org/http/FUFocus_herr.mp3