The Ledger: Inside the cashless payments matrix

Cash may have once been king, but the payments game is changing fast, accelerated by the pandemic. By 2030, cashless, electronic transactions are set to surpass their paper currency counterpart as the primary means of payment.

2022 Best Community Banks to Work For Award

This is the first step on the path to being recognized as one of Independent Banker’s best industry employers! If your community bank is chosen to move to the next step, your bank’s employees will be invited to complete a survey.

The Ledger: Investing in the “Great Reshuffle”

Move over, Great Resignation: Many business leaders are now choosing to see this seismic shift as an opportunity. They’re using it as a chance to assess and maximize the roles and strengths of their teams, according to the LinkedIn 2022 Workplace Learning Report.

The Ledger: Compliance Concerns

Despite a positive 2022 outlook, industry-specific concerns continue to weigh on community banks, according to Wolters Kluwer’s 2021 Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator survey.

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The Ledger: Cybersecurity concerns

Hackers and fraudsters prey on consumers’ lack of cybersecurity hygiene, whether it’s reusing weak passwords or having overconfidence in digital tools. A recent Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) poll reveals opportunities to teach cybersecurity practices to customers.

40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders awards

40 Under 40 is a nomination-based award that recognizes up-and-coming community bankers who demonstrate exceptional potential in leadership, innovation and community work. Winners are featured in the June issue. Learn more and find out how you can nominate! Sponsored by FIS.

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The Ledger: 2022’s economic outlook

Recent forecasts from the Conference Board’s U.S. Economic Outlook paint a picture of an improving economy—with some inflation and supply chain challenges.

The Ledger: The importance of good managers

The pandemic gave many workers an opportunity to rethink their careers in what’s been described as the “Great Resignation.” A recent Predictive Index report reveals that effective management is correlated with staff retention.