Community Banker Q&A: How Banks Make Money

Apr 14, 2023
Third-generation community banker and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey answers commonly asked consumer questions in a new Q&A series. In this video Rebeca shares more about how a bank makes its money.

Community Banker Q&A: Interest Rates

Apr 14, 2023
Third-generation community banker and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey answers commonly asked consumer questions in a new Q&A series. In this video Rebeca shares more about what impact interest rates have on banks and you as a consumer.

Community Banker Q&A: Unrealized Losses

Apr 14, 2023
Third-generation community banker and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey answers commonly asked consumer questions in a new Q&A series. In this video Rebeca shares more about what unrealized losses are and what they mean to a bank and the consumer.

Community Banker Q&A: The FDIC

Apr 14, 2023
Third-generation community banker and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey answers commonly asked consumer questions in a new Q&A series. In this video Rebeca shares more about FDIC insurance—what it is and how much of your money is insured.

Community Banker Q&A:  Consumer Expectations

Apr 14, 2023
Third-generation community banker and ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey answers commonly asked consumer questions in a new Q&A series. In this video Rebeca shares more about what customers should expect from their banker in this environment.

Winning the Talent War — with Renee Peterson and Steve Farbstein

Apr 7, 2023
We started focusing on our employees and what they need as much as what we need,” says Steve Farbstein, Blue Ridge Bank’s chief revenue and development officer. Since the Great Resignation, the Virginia community bank has shifted its approach to recruitment, taking things like flexibility and wellness into account, along with 401(k)s and PTO.

National Campaign Educational Webinars – Community Banker Feedback Needed!

Apr 7, 2023
We want your input on where to focus our time and resources. We are putting webinars on the calendar to share what we’ve learned, discuss some best practices, and take your questions.

The Five Percenters

Apr 3, 2023
The FOMC’s execution of monetary policy according to its dual mandate often results in wild swings in interest rates—and the resultant volatility in bond prices. The historic 2022 (and ongoing) hike in interest rates, while painful for bondholders, has at least produced a yield environment that is worthy of an investment column.

CECL – Post Adoption Considerations

Apr 3, 2023
Over the last 10 years, financial institutions have discussed and debated the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard. Many of the larger financial institutions adopted the standard in 2020 with the majority of smaller, community financial institutions adopting on Jan. 1, 2023. With adoption behind us, here are some items to consider during 2023 to position your financial institution for success in your next regulatory exam or external audit.

Lessons Learned from HBO’s Succession

Apr 3, 2023
HBO's hit series Succession offers some powerful lessons on corporate governance malfeasance.