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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ICBA Urges Fed to Accelerate Flow of FedNow Information

Dec 13, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) asked the Federal Reserve to accelerate the flow of information about the FedNow instant payments service to ensure community banks have the data they need to maximize participation ahead of the 2023 launch.

IMF researchers urge global crypto regulatory regime

Dec 10, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
A new International Monetary Fund article urges regulators across the globe to develop comprehensive international standards for digital assets.

As crypto CEOs testify, ICBA urges coordinated regulatory approach

Dec 9, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
With cryptocurrency CEOs testifying before Congress, ICBA called on policymakers to enact a comprehensive, coordinated regulatory approach to digital assets that ensures innovation is undertaken safely.