September 2021 - Online Training Newsletter

Sep 24, 2021
At Community Banker University, this is the time of year that we evaluate our online course offerings to ensure that we are providing you with timely and relevant learning opportunities.

5 Ways Community Banks Can Manage the Card Chip Shortage

Sep 17, 2021
A semiconductor chip shortage has emerged as a real challenge for banks. Industries from automobile manufacturing to consumer electronics have been reporting issues for months, and now the effects have spread to the payments industry.

ICBA campaign opposing new bank IRS reporting generates passionate consumer response

Sep 14, 2021
ICBA has for months strongly objected to a Washington proposal that would require financial institutions to report information on customer bank accounts to the IRS, which Congress could soon pass with a simple majority vote.

All Eyes on Stablecoin: Regulatory Scrutiny Intensifies

Sep 9, 2021
With the recent stablecoin surge raising risks for consumers and the financial system, regulators and Congress are increasingly concerned about the risks these digital currencies pose to consumers and the overall stability of financial markets.

Stablecoin Surge Raises Consumer, Systemic Risks

Aug 31, 2021
The Crypto Chronicles series began with a primer on stablecoins, a type of digital currency designed to maintain a relatively stable value by being backed by fiat currencies, commodities, or other assets. In the months since that article was published, stablecoins have become a hot topic due to an incredible surge in activity—and affiliated risk.

August 2021 - Online Training Newsletter

Aug 27, 2021
ICBA’s Online Training Course Catalog and system give employees many opportunities to turn “IDK” into “I know where to find that” or “Let me refresh my memory” or “I’m curious and want to learn more.”

Community banks must engage customers on new IRS reporting mandates

Aug 19, 2021
If community bankers weren’t busy enough continuing their heroic economic response to the pandemic, a recent proposal to impose new IRS reporting mandates on customer bank accounts has become a major advocacy priority.

Why Community Banks Should Play an Important Intermediary Role with a CBDC

Aug 13, 2021
While policy and technology questions continue to be debated around the digital dollar, the vital role that community banks need to play in this next evolution of money is indisputable.

Community Banks Leading with an Innovation Mindset

Aug 6, 2021
For $3.1 billion-asset Blue Ridge Bank, innovation is priority number one. Yet in a recent interview, the Luray, Va.-based community bank quickly pointed out that innovation is not as much about the technology investment as it is about the cultural one.

What Decentralized Finance Means for Community Banks

Jul 28, 2021
As discussed in ICBA’s first Crypto Chronicles blog post, cryptocurrency emerged from Satoshi Nakamoto’s desire to create a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash.”