Price pullback prospects

Oct 3, 2022
Community banking is a cyclical industry, and its earnings have some correlation to market interest rates. Discounts are the story of the day, so let’s review how discount-priced bonds can be used strategically to improve portfolio performance.

Online Training Newsletter – September 2022

Sep 23, 2022
Big things are happening in the Community Banker University online training world and for you as a subscriber! Please read through this newsletter carefully and contact Community Banker University with any questions.

Three Take-Aways for Community Banks from the VenCent Summit

Sep 13, 2022
The Venture Center, ICBA’s leadership bankers, and our ThinkTECH Accelerator cohorts demonstrated the importance of community bank-fintech collaborations at last month’s VenCent Summit. It was an opportunity to showcase the evolution of our Accelerator alumni and reiterate the value of our ThinkTECH initiatives.

Zelle Fraud: How Community Banks Can Respond to This Cautionary Tale

Sep 8, 2022
In 2020, nearly 18 million Americans were defrauded via digital wallets and person-to-person (P2P) services, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. With numbers like that, P2P solutions like Zelle have come under fire, and issues are escalating.

Why Today’s Innovation Is Tomorrow’s Normal—With Tim Shangle, AVP, Innovation and Data Analytics, ChoiceOne Bank

Sep 1, 2022
In this episode, Tim (a 40 Under 40 winner) joins host Charles Potts to discuss his role as an innovator — leading implementation of an online platform that overhauled the bank’s customer experience.

ICBA’s 2022 National Community Bank Service Award winners

Sep 1, 2022
It’s no secret that community banks have plenty of social capital due to their charitable work and community involvement. But they’re not in it for the PR. What sets them apart is that community banks tailor their giving to local needs.

How community banks can use cultural-driven engagement and continuous learning to combat the Great Resignation

Aug 31, 2022
Talent recruitment and professional development has always been a critical issue for community banks, but today’s job market is different. The impact of the “Great Resignation” has placed the workforce in the driver’s seat. Even so, as nimble, local decision makers, community banks have a big opportunity to stand out from the crowd of potential employers.

Online Training Newsletter - August 2022

Aug 29, 2022
This October, subscribers can expect streamlined course catalogs that are easier to navigate, plus 45 new Power Skills courses. Just a reminder that Standard Plan, Custom Plan, and Bank Compliance Bundle subscriptions end Sept. 30, 2022.

Why ICBA opposes flawed Marshall-Durbin Amendment expansion legislation

Aug 25, 2022
Despite ICBA’s persistent communications on the negative impact of Durbin Amendment interventions on payment card systems, this latest iteration of Durbin only compounds the prior harm and furthers the misguided policies of the past that will inevitably lead to significant disruption in credit markets and consumer spending, if passed.

Ensuring a commitment to DEI and the benefits it provides

Aug 24, 2022
A commitment to diversity and inclusion means more than just financial contributions – it extends deeper into company culture, aligning the company mission, learning opportunities, and servicing new markets, explains TCM Bank N.A.’s President and CEO, Damon Moorer.