Community Banks: Innovators in Technology and Customer Service

Oct 10, 2023
Whether offering solutions that automatically track and analyze customers’ spending habits, utilizing time-saving cloud technologies, deftly refinancing agricultural loans that help farm customers invest in drones, or supporting one-of-a-kind businesses that serve unique market segments, community banks are critical partners to their customer’s success.

Sheltered Harbor Continues Expansion to Protect Against Rise of Malware

Oct 3, 2023
With traditional backup and recovery systems at risk of compromise in the event of a malware attack on IT systems, ICBA helped found the Sheltered Harbor initiative to protect against cybercrime.

How to Use AI at Your Community Bank — with Jackie Verkuyl and Slaven Bilac

Sep 29, 2023
AI technology is growing exponentially. While it can bring many advantages to community banks, some bankers may have concerns about possible security issues. So, why take the risk if your bank is performing well?

Online Training Newsletter – September 2023

Sep 21, 2023
Did You Know? Did you know it is renewal time for Standard Plan, Custom Plan, and Bank Compliance Bundle subscribers? You should have already received invoices via mail and email.

The Fintech Assist: What Community Banks Can Expect Next in Fintech Payments

Sep 20, 2023
Sixty percent of all fintech startups are intersecting with the payments space in some manner. Increasingly, they’re partnering with banks or targeting their offerings directly to support community bank operations. Cue the rise of the banking- and payments-as-a-service relationship as exhibit A.

ICBA ThinkTECH Solutions Forum: A Pitch and Probe Approach to FedNow Solutions

Sep 11, 2023
Innovation, like time, is constantly moving forward, which is why even before we wrapped up our 2023 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, plans were well underway for the first of three ICBA ThinkTECH Solutions Forums this year.

After 15 Years, the Federal Government Should End its Conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Sep 6, 2023
A lot has changed in the 15 years that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in federal conservatorship, including a restoration of the health of the mortgage market and the financial strength of these housing-focused enterprises. What hasn’t changed is the need for the federal government to follow established law and ensure its conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie is temporary.

How to Budget for Innovation — with Alice Frazier and Kim Snyder

Aug 28, 2023
“I think when you’re looking to buy any kind of a product, a data product,” says Kim Snyder, CEO of the fintech KlariVis, “you need to make sure that the vendor that you’re purchasing it from understands your industry and understands how that technology is going to be utilized in your industry.”

Online Training Newsletter – August 2023

Aug 25, 2023
Did you know it is renewal time for Standard Plan, Custom Plan, and Bank Compliance Bundle subscribers?

FedNow is Live. Now What?

Aug 24, 2023
FedNow launched on July 20—with eager anticipation from the payments industry. But in the past month, we’ve not heard much about transaction volume, use cases, or user experiences. Fortunately, our senior vice president of payments industry relations, Nick Denning, has been following FedNow closely and shared with me his insider’s view on where things stand for FedNow and community banks.