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

Oct 18 | NewsWatch Today

Top stablecoin issuer fined $41M over reserve claims

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fined Tether, the largest stablecoin issuer, $41 million for misleading claims that its U.S. dollar token was fully backed by reserves.

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Oct 8 | NewsWatch Today

Financial Stability Board issues stablecoin progress report

The Financial Stability Board issued a progress report on its implementation of high-level recommendations on regulating “global stablecoin” arrangements.

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Oct 7 | NewsWatch Today

DOJ team to target crypto platforms

The Justice Department has launched a team to target cryptocurrency platforms that support money laundering, a top DOJ official said

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Oct 7 | NewsWatch Today

Global regulators issue guidance on stablecoin oversight

Central bankers and international securities regulators issued guidance on how financial market principles would apply to stablecoins.

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Oct 4 | NewsWatch Today

Administration planning crypto charter proposal: report

The Biden administration’s upcoming report on digital assets will include recommendations on imposing bank-like regulation on crypto companies that issue stablecoins, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Oct 1 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA offers Cybersecurity Awareness Month resources

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicking off today, ICBA is offering community banks various resources to participate.

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