Three Ways Community Banks Can Respond to Generational Digital Payments Needs

Jun 22, 2022
When it comes to payments, the generational divide has been shrinking. While Gen Z and Millennials still lead the way in digital payments adoption, Baby Boomers and Seniors (over 76) are increasing their digital payments prowess.

How Four Community Banks Recognize and Celebrate Juneteenth

Jun 16, 2022
While Juneteenth is the youngest U.S. federal holiday after it became formally recognized in a law enacted last year, it has decades of significance—with June 19, 1865, recognized as the end of slavery in the United States.

How the TerraUSD Collapse Affects Stablecoin Regulation and Community Banks

Jun 7, 2022
The collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin has significantly affected the crypto sector and broader financial markets. But perhaps even more important for community banks, the market instability is fueling the policymaker push for a regulatory structure to address crypto’s risks.

How the TerraUSD Collapse Is Affecting Financial Markets

Jun 7, 2022
While the collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin has captured the most attention and headlines, it was not the only stablecoin to fail during the market downturn. Here’s a look at the impact of the Terra decline on the stablecoin sector and what’s next for the crypto markets.

A Community Bank Primer on the TerraUSD Collapse

Jun 7, 2022
ICBA has closely watched the growth of stablecoins over the past year and repeatedly raised concerns about the risks these systems may pose to consumers and the wider financial system. Earlier this month, those concerns manifested with the collapse of TerraUSD, once the third-largest stablecoin.

Expanding Interchange Price Controls Would Put Fraud Protections at Risk

Jun 3, 2022
Maintaining strong risk-mitigation technologies has never been more important for the banking industry, but “big box” merchant lobbyists are attempting to disrupt advances in card fraud mitigation efforts.

New Benefit Added to Bank Director Program

Jun 1, 2022
New and existing members of ICBA’s Bank Director Program now have access to our popular Bank Director Training video series.

What Can FedEx Teach Us About Succession Planning?

Jun 1, 2022
The Founder, Chairman, and CEO of FedEx Corp, Fred Smith, recently announced that he is planning to step down from the CEO role. We believe the way he chose to do so and some of his comments have bearing on some of the similar succession issues many of our clients face.

The Great Escape: The bond market braces for the Fed’s wind-down of its balance sheet.

Jun 1, 2022
If bond investors (you) were running low on things to worry about for the rest of the year, I’ve got some terrific news: The $9 trillion portfolio owned by our central bank will begin to shrink. Soon. And at a feverish pace, I might add.

Don’t Be Afraid to Sell

Jun 1, 2022
We have the privilege of assisting community bankers with training, coaching, and leadership development. As we work through the various stages of our training and educational workshops, the energy in the room frequently shifts when the discussion migrates from customer service to sales.