The word “lobbyist” might conjure up smoky backrooms and furtive meetings on park benches, but the reality is a little different. Two ICBA lobbyists take us behind the scenes at Capitol Hill, where they’re working hard to advance the community banking agenda.
A diverse staff can make real business sense, even in geographies you’d least expect it. We asked minority bankers for tips on how community banks can build a more inclusive operation.
The farm bill debate is underway amid a struggling rural economy.
Small-business lending is one of community banks’ most important contributions to the economy. But what do your small-business customers have to say about it? We asked some of them why they love community banks—and what they want to see more of.
After taking a hit post-recession, construction and development lending is accelerating once more, but community banks are proceeding with caution.
With a new PayPal partnership, Avidia Bank is ramping up its mobile offering for customers. And it’s not afraid to shout about it.
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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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
Whether online or in person, 20 percent of older Americans are victims of financial abuse every year. Community banks can provide a strong line of defense.
We each have dozens of online accounts, and let’s face it: Sometimes it’s just too hard to remember unique passwords for all of them. But security is important, so how can community banks help outsmart “password fatigue”?
The organization’s new Daily Validation Reports aim to warn banks about unusual activity and prevent fraud
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.
Comfy chairs, tester tablets and Ms. Pac-Man: Farmers State Bank’s innovative lobby stands out from the crowd
High cash-flow securities could provide liquidity when needed most.