The payments landscape for community banks is changing rapidly as traditional payments converge with new instant payment systems and emerging cryptocurrencies. It is critical for Community Banks to maintain awareness of developments in the payments space to assess new opportunities, mitigate risks, and ensure that their payment strategy aligns with overall business plans.

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As House panel meets, ICBA urges coordinated crypto approach

Feb 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Policymakers should take a comprehensive, coordinated regulatory approach to stablecoins and other digital assets, ICBA told the House Financial Services Committee.

ICBA, groups to Fed: Reconsider interchange proposal

Feb 2, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups called on the Federal Reserve Board to reconsider its proposal to reopen regulations governing debit card interchange fees and routing.

Fed issues long-awaited CBDC discussion paper

Jan 21, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Reserve Board released a long-awaited discussion paper that examines the pros and cons of a potential U.S. central bank digital currency, or CBDC.