ICBA White Papers & Reports

The 2019 Bank Compensation Report is Available!

The 2019 edition of the annual Crowe Bank Compensation Survey provides invaluable compensation-focused benchmarking data. With responses from 778 banks, this year’s survey offers insights that can help you make critical decisions about compensation, human resources, and benefits, including:

  • Calibrating compensation structures using industry benchmarks
  • Structuring salary and incentive pay to support business strategy
  • Aligning board of director compensation to the industry
  • Identifying trends in human resources programs and turnover
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2019 Bank Compensation Report Summary

2019 Survey Highlights

See high-level charts and data on recruiting a new generation of bankers, closing the gender pay gap, compensation structures, and more.

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Credit Union White Paper

An Economic Analysis of Credit Unions' Tax Exemption

Credit unions have fallen short in fulfilling the terms of their original mandate, which once warranted a lucrative tax subsidy. 

This white paper examines the extent to which credit unions have deviated from the terms of their original mandate, the amount and distribution of their tax subsidy, and its dispersal to credit union members in the form of financial benefits. 

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branch survey

Survey Offers Branch Benchmarking Data

Community banks that participate in the 2019 Crowe LLP Branch Benchmarking Survey will receive the benchmarking survey report at a discounted price.

The information collected in this survey will provide insights into benchmarking branch productivity and staffing levels, improving sales and profitability, and the impact of operating practices on performance. The survey closes Nov. 29.

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Industrial Loan Companies: Closing the Loophole to Avert Consumer and Systemic Harm
March 2019
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BCFP Consumer Protection Report
Community Bank Perspective on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
August 2018
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Modernizing Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorist Financing Laws & Regulations
July 2018
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Farm Bill for Community Banks

Focus on Farm Policy
March 2018
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Fintech Strategy Roadmap

Fintech Strategy Roadmap
March 2018
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ICBA Principles for Tax Reform
August 2017
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ICBA Principles for GSE Reform and a Way Forward
April 2017
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Community Bank Regulatory Relief: A Roadmap to Economic Growth & Prosperity

Community Bank Regulatory Relief: A Roadmap to Economic Growth & Prosperity
January 2017
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Core Processor Resource Guide

This resource guide, combined with the core processor best practices, are designed to help community banks understand important aspects of managing the core processor relationship to maximize the return on their technology investments.

The guide includes recommended steps that community banks should take to manage their core processor:

  • assessing their business needs and utilization of current systems,
  • gauging satisfaction with the current core processor relationship,
  • determining whether to change core processors or stay with the current processor,
  • conducting due diligence, and
  • evaluating core processor alternatives (including innovation, compliance, and legacy vs. next-generation providers).

The guide also offers community bankers insights into negotiating contracts as well as information about core conversion project management for those that decide to switch systems.

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ICBA Core Processor Resource Guide

January 2018
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Best Practices
ICBA Community Bank Best Practices for Managing Core Processor Relationships

January 2018
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ICBA Best Practices for Community Bank Core Processors

January 2018
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