Why we innovate



Community banks remain financial service innovators and creative problem solvers. ICBA provides innovation opportunities for community banks and supports innovative partnerships and solutions to help community banks thrive.

Together, with community banks, we work to identify and foster community bank-enabled fintech partnerships by bringing community bank leaders together with fintech visionaries to cultivate a high-tech, high-touch banking experience for customers.

Community bankers must remain vigilant in exploring ways to implement solutions that keep community banks competitive in an ever-changing financial landscape.

That’s why ICBA invests in innovation by offering the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program to community bankers, thought leadership on emerging banking innovations, and specialized events designed to help community banks stay ahead.

Registration open for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 7!

Be a part of shaping the future of community bank innovation. Join us for a 3.5-hour session to hear from emerging fintech solutions poised to change the way your bank and its customers do business.

Become more efficient, competitive, and profitable by attending these sessions designed to make your bank more strategic and impact bank solutions of the future.

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ThinkTECH Accelerator

A community bank focused fintech accelerator designed to identify and foster community bank-enabled fintech partnerships.

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ThinkTECH Programs

ThinkTECH Programs and Events

Innovation programming designed to spur community bank growth and strategy development.

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Start your search of all the ICBA services and preferred provider solutions to gain access to high-quality products and services, best-in-class pricing and educational tools and training.

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Latest Innovation News

FSB: Stablecoin drawbacks outweigh potential benefits

Jul 24, 2024
The Financial Stability Board said that even if a stablecoin is properly designed and well-regulated, “it may not necessarily have a positive impact on cross-border payments as the drawbacks could outweigh any potential benefits.”