Fintech Trends For 2024 — with Dharmesh Mistry

Jan 10, 2024
Technology is ever advancing, and it’s critical for community bankers to stay ahead of it. According to Dharmesh Mistry of FinTech Futures, a media platform dedicated to global banking and the fintech industry, three of those trends are generative AI, faster payments and the cloud.

Empowering Community Banks: Leveraging Social Media Influencers for Growth

Jan 3, 2024
In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, community banks face the challenge of staying relevant and connecting with their audience in meaningful ways. One effective strategy gaining momentum is collaborating with social media influencers.

Building Stronger Community Connections: Leveraging LinkedIn for Community Bankers

Jan 3, 2024
LinkedIn, with its professional focus, offers a unique opportunity for community bankers to engage with their community on a personal and professional level. Here are a few tips to help you take advantage of this well-established social media channel.

Building Bridges: How Community Bankers Can Leverage Instagram for Growth

Jan 3, 2024
Instagram, primarily known for its visual appeal, can be a powerful tool for community bankers to engage with existing customers, attract new clients, and showcase the human side of banking.

Community Banks and the Power of Leveraging X (Formerly Twitter)

Jan 3, 2024
In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital marketing and customer engagement, community banks often find themselves facing unique challenges. Traditional marketing methods are no longer as effective as they once were, and customers increasingly expect personalized and real-time interactions.

Online Training Newsletter – December 2023

Dec 18, 2023
On Oct. 18, the course “Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was updated with the new insurance coverage rules related to Trust Accounts Within the course and in the last newsletter it was stated the effective date is Jan. 1, 2024.

ICBA’s Community Bank Mission Critical to 2023 Successes

Dec 18, 2023
At a time when consequential failures at large, risky banks led to major media outlets erroneously directing blame to Main Street community banks, ICBA was there defending and promoting the community banking business model—differentiating community banks when it was needed most.

Power corporate governance excellence: Attend the Bank Director Current Issues Seminar at ICBA LIVE

Dec 15, 2023
Join us for the Bank Director Current Issues Seminar at ICBA LIVE in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, March 14, 2023.

Time out for trivia: Qs and As to enlighten portfolio management

Dec 15, 2023
Hang with me as I pose a series of my own questions relating to community banks, which I hope you will view as more helpful than trivial. Even better: Your author supplies the answers.

Economic Update: Rising Concerns in Housing Industry

Dec 15, 2023
The housing starts number for October was recently released. Based on higher interest rates and overall supply considerations, the number was supposed to moderate from the big September results. In September new starts increased by a whopping 7%.