Alan Kline is a senior editor at American Banker overseeing its consumer finance and national/regional banking coverage. He also helps direct coverage of the annual Most Powerful Women in Banking rankings.
Regulatory burden was the dominant theme of a roundtable discussion, but executives are also concerned about their ability to attract skilled workers and they have mixed feelings on how corporate tax cuts are affecting customers' decisions.
With the regulatory relief bill set to become law soon, some congressional Republicans are already calling for additional rollbacks to the Dodd-Frank Act. There’s one thing they should keep in mind: Community banks had a hand in the crisis too.