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

Nov 29 | NewsWatch Today

Cybersecurity advisory warns of holiday attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FBI issued a cybersecurity reminder for public and private sector organizations to remain vigilant against ransomware and other cyberattacks during the holiday season.

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Nov 24 | NewsWatch Today

OCC provides crypto guidance as agencies announce roadmap

Federal regulators said they plan to provide greater regulatory clarity on crypto-related activities next year, with the OCC issuing an interpretive letter with guidance on digital assets.

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Nov 19 | Press Release

ICBA Introduces BankTech Ventures Investment Fund

The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the Initial Closing of a fund launched by BankTech Ventures, LP. The venture capital fund is designed to accelerate technology opportunities and adoption at community banks.

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Nov 19 | NewsWatch Today

Agencies issue computer incident notification final rule

Federal banking regulators approved a final rule designed to improve the sharing of information about cyber incidents that may affect the U.S. banking system.

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Nov 17 | NewsWatch Today

Hsu: Agencies planning additional clarity on crypto activities

Federal banking regulators will soon issue a short statement that describes the recently concluded interagency “crypto sprint,” Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said.

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Nov 16 | NewsWatch Today

House committee Republicans issue CBDC principles

House Financial Services Committee Republicans released principles to guide Congress in evaluating potential proposals for a U.S. central bank digital currency.

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