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 9 | NewsWatch Today

Treasury targets ransomware operators

The Treasury Department announced a new round of coordinated actions as part of the federal government’s response to ransomware.

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Nov 8 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA releases new innovation podcast

ICBA released the second podcast in its new Communities of Innovation series on community bank innovation stories and experiences.

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Nov 8 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA-backed updates included in cyber reporting bill

Lawmakers reached an agreement on bipartisan cyber incident reporting legislation that includes ICBA-advocated updates to avoid excessive burdens on community banks.

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Nov 4 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA to Congress: Extend data security standards to nonbanks

ICBA called on Congress to extend Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act data security standards to retailers, technology companies, and other parties that process or store consumer financial data.

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Nov 4 | NewsWatch Today

Hsu: OCC has concluded fintech charter review

The OCC has concluded its review of bank charter applications and crypto-related interpretative letters and will be communicating its findings in the coming weeks, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said.

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Nov 3 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA testifying today on cyber, data security

ICBA is scheduled to testify at today’s House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions hearing on cyber and data security.

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