Online Training Newsletter – September 2023

Sep 21, 2023
Did You Know? Did you know it is renewal time for Standard Plan, Custom Plan, and Bank Compliance Bundle subscribers? You should have already received invoices via mail and email.

The Fintech Assist: What Community Banks Can Expect Next in Fintech Payments

Sep 20, 2023
Sixty percent of all fintech startups are intersecting with the payments space in some manner. Increasingly, they’re partnering with banks or targeting their offerings directly to support community bank operations. Cue the rise of the banking- and payments-as-a-service relationship as exhibit A.

ICBA ThinkTECH Solutions Forum: A Pitch and Probe Approach to FedNow Solutions

Sep 11, 2023
Innovation, like time, is constantly moving forward, which is why even before we wrapped up our 2023 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, plans were well underway for the first of three ICBA ThinkTECH Solutions Forums this year.

After 15 Years, the Federal Government Should End its Conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Sep 6, 2023
A lot has changed in the 15 years that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in federal conservatorship, including a restoration of the health of the mortgage market and the financial strength of these housing-focused enterprises. What hasn’t changed is the need for the federal government to follow established law and ensure its conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie is temporary.

How to Budget for Innovation — with Alice Frazier and Kim Snyder

Aug 28, 2023
“I think when you’re looking to buy any kind of a product, a data product,” says Kim Snyder, CEO of the fintech KlariVis, “you need to make sure that the vendor that you’re purchasing it from understands your industry and understands how that technology is going to be utilized in your industry.”

Online Training Newsletter – August 2023

Aug 25, 2023
Did you know it is renewal time for Standard Plan, Custom Plan, and Bank Compliance Bundle subscribers?

FedNow is Live. Now What?

Aug 24, 2023
FedNow launched on July 20—with eager anticipation from the payments industry. But in the past month, we’ve not heard much about transaction volume, use cases, or user experiences. Fortunately, our senior vice president of payments industry relations, Nick Denning, has been following FedNow closely and shared with me his insider’s view on where things stand for FedNow and community banks.

Early signs point to raised awareness for community banks

Aug 2, 2023
Our objective to raise awareness and elevate perception of community banks is central to everything we do – and as we monitor the campaign and optimize for efficiency and performance, we want to be sure we are sharing our learnings with our members along the way.

Value, added: High baseline yields accompany surprisingly wide spreads

Jul 31, 2023
If your responsibilities include your community bank’s bond portfolio, you’ve been confounded by several elements of its performance in the last 18 months.

Interagency Guidance for Bank Risk Management of Third-Party Relationships

Jul 31, 2023
On June 6, 2023, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency(collectively, the “Agencies”) issued final guidance on managing risks associated with third-party relationships, including relationships with fintechs.