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3 best practices for running virtual board and leadership meetings

3 best practices for running virtual board and leadership meetings

SPONSORED | Efficient remote meetings are imperative. These 3 best practices outline how your bank can employ web conferencing and board management systems to ensure your meetings are as engaged and successful as possible.

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Charles Potts: The future of community banking

By Charles Potts, ICBA The speed and rapid nature of fintech entering the community bank space brings with it opportunities for community banks to create innovative ways to flourish in their markets. That’s why it’s imperative that community banks think strategically about how to create best-of-breed services and solutions for their unique market demands, in […]

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7 questions to ask before you invest in regtech

Technology can ease the complexity of regulatory compliance, but it pays to go into the buying process with your eyes open. By Cheryl Winokur Munk To say regulatory compliance is complicated and costly for banks is a no-brainer. In a recent study of the U.S. banking industry from Wolters Kluwer, 47% of respondents ranked manual […]


Kevin Tweddle: Meet Charles Potts

By Kevin Tweddle, ICBA Our ThinkTECH Accelerator and ThinkTECH Network started with a blank piece of paper and a conversation about community bank innovation. Those initial seeds took root, and today, ICBA is on the second iteration of this highly successful program. It boasts participants from around the world and an expansive reach that has […]

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What you need to know about instant issue cards

Luckily for the many community bankers who are considering instant issue cards this year, adoption of the service has never been easier thanks to new technology. But community banks should ensure best practices for protecting cardholders and staying compliant. By Mary Yerkes Many community bankers are looking to enhance their bank’s customer experience, and instant […]

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Cybersecurity is everyone’s job. What’s your role?

One-quarter of all malware intrusions are aimed at financial institutions, according to a 2019 IntSights report. But, increasingly, banks are finding that throwing money and technology at the problem, especially in the form of isolated IT security efforts, isn’t enough to solve it. By Karen Epper Hoffman “Cybersecurity is an enterprise-wide concern, because cybercriminals need […]

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How the world’s banks are using the IoT

Across the globe, banks and fintechs are experimenting with web-connected devices—collectively, the Internet of Things (IoT). While some experiments have worked and some have failed, their efforts offer a glimpse into what’s possible with connected devices. By Adam Oxford Legend has it that, when traveling to the Soviet Union for a concert in 1986, Russian-born, American […]