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  • Small Business Lending Opens Doors to Payment Product Opportunities

    May 02, 2019
    Beyond highlighting the positive role community banks serve in funding small businesses, the Federal Reserve Bank's Small Business Credit Survey uncovers opportunities for greater engagement with customers through payment products and services, such as credit cards.
  • ThinkTECH Accelerator Finalists Demonstrate Their “Whys”

    Feb 26, 2019
    Tina Giorgio: Whether I’m working with banking professionals or with entrepreneurs in the fintech space, I have one key piece of advice: I ask, “What is your why?” and encourage them to focus on that response. Because, when they home in on that, everything else falls into place.
  • Real Talk About Real-time Payments

    Jan 31, 2019
    Tina Giorgio: There are many factors involved in creating a successful real-time payment system and one of those factors is education. This month I have invited Steve Ledford from The Clearing House to share some information about real-time payments and to provide an FAQ about the RTP® network. Steve is the senior vice president of products and strategy at The Clearing House.
  • Account Takeover Fraud – Where Does the Buck Stop?

    Account takeover fraud (ATO) continues to challenge consumers, businesses, and the financial services industry. This article examines today's ATO landscape and offers recommendations and protections for consumers, merchants, and financial institutions.
  • 12 Winning Vendor Negotiation Tips

    Finding a new vendor can be a test of your negotiation skills, especially when nearly everything in business is negotiable. Follow these 12 tips from ICBA's executive vice president and chief digital strategy officer, Prabash Shrestha, to glean his winning tips and strategies for vendor negotiation.
  • Minnesota Bank Drives Support for Local Non-Profits

    In the latest issue of Bancard Confidential, Kimball, Minnesota-headquartered Harvest Bank shares how it has leveraged ICBA Bancard's charitable giving platform to help support local non-profits and charitable organizations in the communities it serves.