Community Bank

Innovation

We provide innovative opportunities for community banks and support partnerships and solutions to help community banks thrive.

Why We Innovate


Community banks remain financial service innovators and creative problem solvers. ICBA provides innovation opportunities for community banks and supports innovative partnerships and solutions to help community banks thrive.

Together, with community banks, we work to identify and foster community bank-enabled fintech partnerships by bringing community bank leaders together with fintech visionaries to cultivate a high-tech, high-touch banking experience for customers.

Community bankers must remain vigilant in exploring ways to implement solutions that keep community banks competitive in an ever-changing financial landscape.

That’s why ICBA invests in innovation by offering the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program to community bankers, thought leadership on emerging banking innovations, and specialized events designed to help community banks stay ahead.

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ThinkTECH Accelerator

A community bank focused fintech accelerator designed to identify and foster community bank-enabled fintech partnerships.

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ThinkTECH Programs

ThinkTECH Programs and Events

Innovation programming designed to spur community bank growth and strategy development.

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ThinkTECH Solutions Directory

Solutions Directory

A curated directory of emerging financial technology companies that have a proven roster of bank clients.

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Latest Innovation News

Apr 28 | NewsWatch Today

Hsu calls for stablecoin standard-setting initiative

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu issued a statement calling for a joint effort to develop standards for stablecoin interoperability.

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Apr 22 | Press Release

Banking Associations Raise ‘Significant Concerns’ with Proposed Changes to Fed Master Account Guidelines

A coalition of banking associations responded today to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as it seeks to establish guidelines for how institutions applying for a Fed master account will be evaluated.

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Apr 22 | NewsWatch Today

OCC penalizes converted crypto bank

The OCC issued a consent order against Anchorage Digital Bank, one of the first crypto firms to receive conditional approval for a national trust charter.

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Apr 20 | Press Release

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day Showcases the Future of Community Banking Innovation

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day.

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Apr 18 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA ThinkTECH Demo Day on Wednesday

The 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Program’s Demo Day is scheduled for this week to present participants’ solutions tailored for community banks.

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Apr 14 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA ThinkTECH Demo Day next week

The 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Program’s Demo Day is scheduled for next week to present participants’ solutions tailored for community banks.

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