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.

Payments News

Fed proposes changes to interchange regs

May 10, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Reserve Board invited public comment on proposed changes to Regulation II (Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing).

Fed proposes standards for accessing Fed accounts, payments system

May 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Reserve Board proposed guidelines for evaluating requests for accounts with the Fed and access to the payments system, as advocated by ICBA.

ICBA launches crypto webinar series

Apr 26, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
With 80 percent of bitcoin holders saying they would store it with their bank if offered, ICBA ThinkTECH’s new Cryptocurrency Demystified webinar series will help community bankers address the rising demand of digital currency.