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ICBA ThinkTECH Network Launching in Early 2019

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ICBA members will have access to the online fintech directory powered by Bank Director’s FinXTech Connect

Washington, D.C (Dec. 13, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that it will launch the ICBA ThinkTECH Network—a first-of-its-kind online directory powered by Bank Director’s FinXTech Connect—to all ICBA members in early 2019. Built specifically for the unique needs of community banks, the ICBA ThinkTECH Network is a curated directory of financial technology companies that are strategically partnering with community banks to provide innovative solutions. The robust new platform will allow community bankers to find relevant fintech companies and solutions through comprehensive company profiles that include solutions, reviews, and testimonials.

“The ICBA ThinkTECH Network will be a one-stop shop for community bankers looking for vetted community bank-friendly fintech companies,” ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Innovation and Financial Technology Kevin Tweddle said. “By providing community banks with a straightforward tool for uncovering new innovation partners, our goal is to provide more opportunities for community bank and fintech partnerships in 2019 and beyond. We’re looking forward to working with Bank Director on the launch of this exciting new tool and rolling it out to ICBA members in early 2019.”

Following the recent launch of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator in partnership with The Venture Center, the ThinkTECH Network is the next step in the ICBA-community bank innovation story. ICBA is seeking to provide the best solutions for community banks to thrive in an evolving financial technology ecosystem.

Companies included in the ThinkTECH Network powered by FinXTech Connect have been identified by ICBA and Bank Director as “bank-friendly,” with a proven history of financial performance and an existing roster of bank clients. Solutions include lending platforms, payment processing applications, security, data analytics and more. The platform will feature:

  • a guided search function to allow banks to easily find solutions,
  • in-depth written profiles on fintech companies working with U.S. banks,
  • access to key technology leaders and contact information,
  • product features, pricing models, and core processor capabilities,
  • a sample client list and testimonials from financial institutions, and
  • a function to save company profiles for future reference.

“We are excited to roll out this new platform with ICBA as community banks look to discover new ways to partner with technology companies,” Bank Director President Mika Moser said. “It has always been our core focus to educate financial institution senior leaders and board members, and we believe the ICBA ThinkTECH Network powered by FinXTech Connect will allow community banks to grow market share and gain efficiencies through new innovations.”

For more information about ICBA’s community bank innovation solutions, visit www.icba.org/fintech.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.  

About FinXTech

Launched in 2014, FinXTech is a resource powered by Bank Director, which specializes in connecting a hugely influential audience of U.S. bank leaders with technology partners at the forefront of innovation.  FinXTech makes it easier for banks and technology companies to work together - through its exclusive in person events, editorial content and online FinXTech Connect platform.  For more information, please visit FinXTech.com.

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