Rapid growth can be a trial by fire for a community bank’s staff and leadership alike. As those who have been through it tell us, the keys are preparation, consultation and a willingness to admit when things need to change.
Last month, we looked at how ICBA’s lobbyists work to advance the association’s agenda on behalf of community bankers across the country. But as we learned, they can’t do it without members’ help. Here’s why, and how you can get involved.
You may think you know your customers like the back of your hand, but there’s always more to learn. Data analytics is one way to define and evaluate customer segments, bringing opportunities for cross-selling and boosting profitability.
ICBA’s new white paper makes the community bank case for reforming Fannie and Freddie.
First Option Bank’s sporty debit cards embed educational giving into each transaction. Its CEO tells us how the program sets the bank apart.
Some community banks are teaming up with fintech companies to speed the small-business loan application and decision-making process.
Data security shouldn’t only be the concern of the IT department. Community banks must teach employees at all levels—from intern to C-suite—to be aware of threats and how to avoid them. Here’s how.
According to the CEO of enterprise risk specialist Ncontracts, cybersecurity risk assessments aren’t just an exercise in compliance. Besides the obvious benefits to data security, they can save your community bank time and money.
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President and CEO of the $1.7 billion-asset First National Bank in Damariscotta, Maine
Former president of First Bank of Lincoln in Lincoln, Mont., and now market manager for the $689 million-asset Citizens Alliance Bank
President of the $80 million-asset Financial Security Bank in Kerkhoven, Minn., and an avid scuba diver
A combination of profitability, strong customer relationships and a willingness to take risks means that Sushil Tuli’s Leader Bank more than lives up to its name.
He went from sports broadcasting in Texas back to his family’s century-old community bank in North Dakota. When it comes to Peoples State Bank, Rick Beall is willing to go the distance.
ICBA: Making community banking great again
CRA-qualifying investments can do a world of good.