Financial Update Focus The Financial Update Focus podcast series features interviews and commentaries examining issues in banking and financial services around the Southeast. The Financial Update Focus podcast series features interviews and commentaries examining issues in banking and financial services around the Southeast. no Business Government &amp; Organizations en-us http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/ Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta webmaster@frbatlanta.org Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta Fed http://www.frbatlanta.org/~/media/Images/podcasts/podcast_icon.jpg http://www.frbatlanta.orgFinancialUpdateFocus Financial Services Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2016 http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financial-update-focus/121115-financial-serivces-strategic-plan-for-2012-to-2016.aspx Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 EST no 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. https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/-/media/MP3s/financial-update-focus/121115-financial-serivces-strategic-plan-for-2012-to-2016.mp3 Consumer spending, Electronic payments, Payments Surveying Southeastern Banking http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financial-update-focus/111220-surveying-southeastern-banking.aspx Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:00:00 EST no 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. https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/-/media/MP3s/financial-update-focus/111220-surveying-southeastern-banking.mp3 Consumer spending, Electronic payments, Payments Social Networks' Role in Rebuilding Communities http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/economicdevelopment/110831-social-networks-role-in-rebuilding-communities.aspx Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 EST no 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. 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.]]> https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/-/media/MP3s/economic-development/110831-social-networks-role-in-rebuilding-communities.mp3 Social Networks' Role in Rebuilding Communities http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financial-update-focus/110831-social-networks-role-in-rebuilding-communities.aspx Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 EST no 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. https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/-/media/MP3s/financial-update-focus/110831-social-networks-role-in-rebuilding-communities.mp3 Consumer spending, Electronic payments, Payments Data Breaches and Risk Management in Emerging Payments http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financial-update-focus/110726-data-breaches-risk-management-in-emerging-payments.aspx Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EST no 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. https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/-/media/MP3s/financial-update-focus/110726-data-breaches-risk-management-in-emerging-payments.mp3 Consumer spending, Electronic payments, Payments Focus on Payments: Debit Cards Surpass Checks, Credit Cards Decline for First Time http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financial-update-focus/101229-debit-cards-surpass-checks-credit-cards-decline-for-first-time.aspx Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST no 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. https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/-/media/MP3s/financial-update-focus/101229-debit-cards-surpass-checks-credit-cards-decline-for-first-time.mp3 Consumer spending, Electronic payments, Payments Communication: The Key to Guiding Southeast Banks through Tumultuous Times http://www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/transcripts/financial-update-focus/101020-communication-key-to-guiding-southeast-banks-through-tumultuous-times.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EST no 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. Financial Update feature, "ViewPoint," a tool for communicating supervisory priorities and challenges as well as banking conditions in the Southeast.]]> https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/-/media/MP3s/financial-update-focus/101020-communication-key-to-guiding-southeast-banks-through-tumultuous-times.mp3 Banking, Southeast Economy