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Recent Blog Posts

Assessment Credits Finally Paying Off

Sep 6, 2019
The FDIC announced that the Deposit Insurance Fund reserve ratio has reached 1.38 percent, triggering the distribution of approximately $764 million in assessment credits for community banks with assets under $10 billion.

Preparing for the Unexpected

Aug 30, 2019
In honor of National Preparedness Month, ICBA's Jeremy Dalpiaz offers sage advice on preparing for the unexpected to help lessen the long-term impact and expedite recovery.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 Selection Process

Aug 29, 2019
The anticipation is mounting as the September 30 deadline nears for early-stage and startup fintechs to submit their applications to be a part of ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0, powered by The Venture Center.

ICBA Accelerator: Fueling Community Bank Innovation

Aug 22, 2019
ICBA's Kevin Tweddle talks with Chris Johnson of First Financial Federal and Brad Bolton of Community Spirit Bank about engaging with fintechs to deliver next-generation innovation to match consumers’ evolving digital expectations.

ICBA Membership Is A Workplace Perk

Aug 16, 2019
ICBA's Lindsay LaNore discusses the importance of leveraging ICBA membership for additional networking and learning opportunities.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0: The Innovation Journey Continues

Aug 14, 2019
ICBA's Kevin Tweddle discusses the launch of ThinkTECH 2.0, which builds on the momentum of its inaugural accelerator program in search of the next crop of fintech breakouts to help solve today's business challenges and create future opportunities.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Finalists Team Up

Aug 7, 2019
ICBA's Kevin Tweddle provides an update on ThinkTECH alumni collaborations in support of broader adoption and a more seamless user experience.

Main Street Victory on Faster Payments

Aug 5, 2019
After years of ICBA-led advocacy on behalf of a real-time payments system that ensures access and choice for community banks, the Federal Reserve has announced that it will build a real-time gross settlement service.

Battling Synthetic Identity Fraud

Jul 30, 2019
ICBA's Jeremy Dalpiaz discusses the fastest-growing type of financial crime in the U.S.—synthetic identity fraud—and offers tips to help community banks fight back.