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Community banks are still in limbo on cannabis

Community banks are still in limbo on cannabis

For financial institutions, banking cannabis-related businesses remains in legal purgatory due to conflicting state and federal laws. But some banks are making the business case for banking these customers before federal protections are put in place. By Judith Sears Conflicting federal and state laws are keeping the banking of cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) in limbo. As […]

How your bank can benefit from EXIM

The Export-Import Bank of the United States can assist your community bank in increasing its profits and providing more services to your existing customers while also attracting new ones. By James Burrows You may have heard of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and its support of U.S. companies. But did you know […]

How to keep mortgage lending personal

Taking out a mortgage is often the biggest financial decision someone will ever make. That makes it the perfect opportunity for community banks to demonstrate the value of the relationship banking model.

Independent Banker’s most innovative banks of 2019

These five community banks are all making bold changes in different ways. They’re finding their own forms of pushing the envelope, whether it’s leading the charge in a new line of business or developing high-tech solutions that will benefit the entire community banking industry. What unites them is a willingness to think outside of the box. Based on nominations, here are five community banks that we think are leading the pack when it comes to innovation.

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