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Need digital payments guidance? Try this ICBA Bancard tool

A free, interactive tool and guide from ICBA Bancard and Aite Group is helping community bankers to tailor their digital payments strategies to their customers’ needs. By Mary Yerkes Customer demand for digital payments continues to rise, and with it, the number of serious competitors contending for market share. Although community banks have long realized […]

President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey and past chairman Preston Kennedy

ICBA: 90 years of helping community banks flourish

In 1930, a group of 28 community bankers came together in rural Minnesota for one reason. In the wake of the stock market crash of 1929, just seven months earlier, their aim was to stop big banks from concentrating the banking industry. Nearly a century later, that mission has not changed. This month, the organization […]

Libra: What it means for community banks

When the social media titan announced that it is developing its own cryptocurrency, it shook the financial industry. But what is Facebook planning? How is Libra structured differently than the thousands of previous cryptos? And what are policymakers saying about Facebook’s plan to expand into currency? By Colleen Morrison With 2.41 billion monthly active users, […]

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